This year’s edition of Cigré 2018, one of the most important international fairs dedicated to the sector of electric power systems, was the stage for the official presentation of a strategic agreement between Efacec and the Russian company Profotech, focused on innovative sensors for digital substations, signed jointly with Russian partner Elekom.

Combining Profotech’s technological capacity with Efacec’s substation product portfolio, the main objective of this agreement is to promote a set of automation solutions for digital substations for the international market in general and for the Russian market in particular.

Substations are now evolving from the traditional concept of protection and control to fully digital solutions, including station-bus and process-bus scanning, asset management and cybersecurity. Efacec is actively involved in this transition, including new features in its automation products such as the UC 500 and the TPU 500 series products.

During CIGRÉ 2018, new products such as the MCU 500 and System-Point were also launched. These secure, high-performance solutions for digital substations incorporate flexible management and configuration methods and are therefore applicable to a wide variety of system architectures.

Efacec creates value in the energy sector by developing high-tech integrated solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution. Its products and systems are present in more than 60 countries. With a continuous focus on innovation, Efacec develops products and systems for the different phases of the energy sector’s value chain (transformers, switchgear and control). In parallel, it is a provider of high-level maintenance services for the energy sector.