Challenge Expiration Date: July 15, 2019
Reward: Collaboration with Enel
Enel is interested in protecting distribution network cabinets from theft and fraudsters and accidental access from people/animals/vehicles and vandalism, giving an alert in case the components are damaged or opened without authorization.
This is an electronic Request-for-Partners (eRFP) Challenge; the Solver will only need to submit a written proposal to be evaluated by the Seeker with the goal of establishing a collaborative partnership.
Distribution network cabinets are very common components of low voltage distribution networks. They are generally installed outdoors and they are made by an internal part with live electric power and an external part made of insulating material with the role of protecting electrical components from bad weather conditions, dirt, and unauthorized access. Therefore, Enel is looking for tamper-resistant solutions to protect distribution network cabinets (several millions), installed outdoors in public environments and/or in substations and give a clear and reliable alert in case the components are damaged, tampered or opened without authorization.
This Challenge provides contribution to the following SDGs:
Thefts and fraudsters sometimes target distribution network cabinets in order to steal internal copper conductors, energy from the network or to use them for other illegal purposes. These acts must be avoided because this may produce mechanical/electrical damage and create safety risks for the general public (risk of explosion or electric arc).
The main challenge scope is to develop effective solutions to:
Enel is searching for effective solutions in order to make any tampering attempt extremely difficult and also give an alert in case tampering/damage has occurred. Ideally, the proposals will delineate an approach that not only addresses reduction in tampering risk, but also makes any tampering attempt clearly noticeable.
NOTE: Certain cables may not be visible (e.g. buried underground, concealed in a wall), but electrical cables encased in piping remain vulnerable.
The proposed solution should not hinder/interfere with the network operations by Enel personnel or create other/further risk situations.
Ideally, the proposed solution could also include a connection to a database, which provides information for remote monitoring and future analysis (e.g. highlighting locations where tampering/damage results more frequent).
Solutions must be cost effective, easy to implement and require minimum maintenance.
Submissions must have the following qualities:
In addition, the following qualities are highly desired but not required:
The submitted proposal should contain two parts:
[NOTE: Only proposals from Solvers who have the ability to work as a collaboration partner will be considered.]
Tipologia: Challenge prize
Paese: Italia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgio, Brasile, Canada, Cile, Cina, Corea del Sud, Danimarca, Egitto, Finlandia, Francia, Germania, Giappone, Gran Bretagna, India, Israele, Lituania, Messico, Norvegia, Paesi Bassi, Repubblica Ceca, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Spagna, Sudafrica, Svezia, Svizzera, Stati Uniti d′America, Vietnam
SSD: Tutti i settori