Stedin’s complex electricity network consists of 20,000 medium-voltage spaces, 200 transport stations and approximately 2,000 distribution stations equipped with measuring and monitoring equipment for the collection of a wide range of data. A stream of information that enables the electricity network needs to be continuously monitored: to prevent incidents, to be able to act immediately in the event of malfunctions and to determine the power flows.

In order to obtain all this information, and in particular warning signals without any delay to the right stations, a well thought-out, flawless data communication infrastructure is essential. This is why Stedin has rolled out a data communication network throughout the entire service area, partly fiber-optic, partly copper-wired and partly wireless.

Partly due to an increasing number of malfunctions, it became apparent that several network components within the data communication network needed to be replaced, Stedin’stask appeared simple: replace the network components that needed to be replaced. The reality is different. Stedin’s corporate values (including responsible and risk-based investments), the innovative nature of the company, the obligation to carry out the work at the lowest possible social cost, and the tendering obligation due to the size of the project, make this seemingly simple task a lot more complex.

A great challenge for a team of specialists from different areas of expertise – from vision and strategy to management. Read more below about how this large-scale project was rolled out step by step or choose one of the individual disciplines for more details.