CPqD has been a strategic partner for the electrical sector, bringing knowledge, services and products to aid in searching for, proposing and applying technology with the discernment and insight acquired from working in this segment since 2000, developing projects focused on the optimization and evolution of existing network assets and adding other resources to make networks more efficient, reliable and economical. The changes the sector has undergone over the course of the last years has made keeping business balance an extremely challenging task. In this environment, alternatives need to be found for increasing productivity and efficiency and improving relationships with consumers and in what regards governance by means of analysis support tools, data aggregation and correlation, decision support, as well as tools that optimize the expeditiousness, readiness and mobility of the workforce in the field.
CPqD develops applications and solutions and aggregates products and services to meet their customers’ demands and expectations in a wide reaching context, seeking the best levels of efficiency and productivity in the business environment.
CONSULTING SERVICES (PROFESSIONAL SERVICES)
One of the most challenging issues in the path of becoming a smart grid is to establish a dynamic process of asset updates, replacements and additions, in sync with other dimensions relevant to electric power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Commercialization.
The companies, in a certain sense, live these challenges and the intense changes, due to the greater offers of technology and the increased level of services, will accelerate the need for the enterprise to adapt itself to deal with these changes.
CPqD staff includes specialized professionals with a level of seniority that qualifies them to provide services in areas that include Strategy and Operations, Telecommunication Network Intelligence, Consumer Relationship, Distributed Generation, Energy Storage, new loads, such as Electric Vehicles, Consumer-aligned load movements, Distribution Management Systems, Information Security, and Sustainability Management
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION
CPqD’s approach to energy and sanitation innovation includes the entire Innovation life cycle, from its Idealization, Proposition and Execution to its consumption and use, passing through tests, proof of concept, strategic analyses, industrialization and commercialization through the use of resources both from and not from the segment itself (ANEEL R&D, Petrobras/ANP, Inova Energia, Inova Sustentabilidade, Inova Petros and Inova Auto). The commercialization cycle is followed to its completion, including the deployment, post-deployment support, and maintenance processes.
CPqD has a wealth of experience in highly-relevant prospection themes for small- and large-scale projects with integrated technology, such as in the Smart Grid context, that range from negotiating agreements between customers and partners to managing research and innovation projects and programs.
CPqD boasts one of the most modern lab structures of the country – not just to run tests for their own R&D projects, but also to develop and provide services for the most varied technological sectors.
CPqD has valuable contributions to make that can help companies improve their operational and power efficiency as well as their systemic sufficiency, especially in the area of knowhow for controlling integration and modernizing the existing infrastructure for renewable energy sources and energy storage. This expertise is the area of photovoltaic energy storage technology – some of if still in the emerging stages – that will make it possible to change consumption patterns in homes, businesses and factories.
Regarding electric mobility, CPqD has also contributed to the auto industry with the development of high performance, low cost energy storage systems (batteries) – one of the greatest obstacles to the feasibility of electric vehicles.
SENSING AND MONITORING
CPqD develops sensing elements that provide improved monitoring to guarantee better protection, control and performance for infrastructure assets. This expertise allows the combination of a broad range of physical, electrical and chemical quantities with varied technologies to offer products and services that add value to the life cycle of the assets and strengthen the commitment with performance commonly associated with the infrastructures.