Streamer develops Colombian market15.03.2018
EPM Colombia, one of the key energy suppliers in Colombia, decided to develop this pilot project in 2017. At the end of 2017, 70 SAi20 and 33 SAd20 were delivered to this South-American country. The total length of the power line equipped with those devices, is 7.5 km.
According to Mikhail Zhitenev, the installation faced no difficulties besides the fact that the power line passes through a forest area, so not all poles were accessible with a bucket truck. This LLPDs installation was very specific, as the installation training was done online from Russia. Almost all Streamer Technical Department was involved to provide the operational support to the client: some have filmed a training video, some have prepared drawings & 3D models, that helped to install all these brand new products in the best possible way, others have prepared mathematical model of equipment, that helped to choose best available deployment scheme. Moreover, the installation process was guided by Armando Portalanza, Regional Product Manager, who instantly brought all the information received from St. Petersburg, to the local staff and translated it into Spanish.
As a result of such well-coordinated work, at the end of December the power line was successfully equipped with LLPDs.
"It's a rare practice for Streamer to organize installation trainings online, but in the future we will do it more often. We are actively developing foreign markets and it's impossible for installation specialists to be everywhere at once", Mikhail Zhitenev said.
According to Mikhail, in the end of February Streamer received a photo report on the equipped line. In just two months, five operations of one-time indicators were recorded, three of them on one tower. This means that installed products have prevented at least three lightning impacts, one of which was a direct lightning stroke.
Nowadays there is an ambitious 44 kV project under development in Colombia. Its implementation strongly depends on operational performance of SAi20 and SAd20 near the city of Medellin.
Same as most countries in Latin America, Colombia is rich in natural resources. It has rich oil, gas, and coal reserves, as well as the hydropower potential. 30% of Colombian electricity is generated by CHPs, remaining 70% by big amount of Andes-located hydropower plants. Power generated by the Andes HPP is brought to the main network by an extended number of 13.8 kV and 44 kV power lines. Due to relatively low basic insulation level, these OHLs are exposed to a big number of outages caused by atmospheric overvoltages.
Why protecting the line against lightning with a CLG? or LLPD?
CIGRE 2022 finished last week
Streamer met with its old friends over the world - it was a nice and warm event, the first big one after the Covid times. CIGRE was also very useful in setting up new cooperation opportunities, mostly in the European region.
First LLPD installation for E-Distribuzione near Oderzo, Veneto, Italy
In 2019, the University of Napoli contacted Streamer Electric AG in order the find a lightning protection solution for medium voltage lines. Prof. Amedeo Andreotti was looking for medium voltage line protection devices for E-Distribuzione, the Distribution utility of Italy, part of the ENEL group owner of the electrical network in Italy but also many other electrical networks around the world. E- Distribuzione is actively looking to improve the lightning outage rate on their overhead line network and particularly in the northern part of Italy.
FIREX International Exhibition 2022 finished
The new LLPD Catalog 2022 is available for downloads
Some significant improvements implemented inside the document will help the user to better understand Streamer product portfolio and especially topics related to EasyQuench system and Line Lightning Protection Device product range, its operation principles and added values.
The international exhibition Intersec Expo finished this week
At the end of September, Streamer's topics have been presented at ICLP-SIPDA
The ICLP-SIPDA 2021 is a conference organized by the scientific committees of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP) and the International Symposium on lightning Protection (SIPDA). Conference took place from 20th to 26th September 2021. One of the two representatives from Streamer, Alexander Chusov, shared information about this conference and his thoughts about it
Ivan Zhitenev took part in the 50th St. Gallen symposium
The St. Gallen Symposium is a student initiative aimed at fostering an intergenerational dialogue and bringing world leaders and experts together.
Line Lightning Protection with LLPDd69z for NGCP in Pampanga, Philippines.
First TRANSEC installation Nicaragua
Frequently Asked Questions on Line Lightning Protection Devices (LLPD) are now aired on the Streamer webpage.
Malaysia On-Site Training for LLPD dM35z
LLPD project in Inner Mongolia, China
First installation of TRANSEC units in Ecuador
Vietnam Ha Giang Power Company will test Streamer innovative devices of lightning protection.
Ha Giang is a mountainous province with a complex topography and experiences extremely high lightning density during the thunderstorm season. 110 kV lines in the province mostly pass through mountainous terrain, many rivers, and streams, so breaks of the line wires due to lightning, are not uncommon. Most of the problem areas are concentrated in areas such as the Nam Ngan hydroelectric power plant and the city of Viet Kuang. Installation of innovative lightning protection devices to provide the region with uninterrupted power supply was necessary.
Supply of the dM35z LLPDs to Malaysia
A simple solution for the prevention of COVID-19
The first Transec unit has been installed in Kazakhstan and Central Asia by Streamer
In mid-March 2020, the first installation of the Transec unit has been completed in Kazakhstan.
Streamer JSC at the World Economic Forum in Davos
The 50th Anniversary World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland, from January 20 to 24, 2020. As part of the event various thematic meetings and discussions were organized and they were also attended by representatives of JSC Streamer - Ivan Zhitenev and Dmitry Terekhin.