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Co-creation in practice to make a positive impact on nature and society

Powering Andorra's sustainable energy future

FEDA is the public utility providing electricity to Andorra and together with Hitachi Energy worked to ensure a sustainable energy future for its people without compromising their ancestral harmony with nature

Powering Andorra's sustainable energy future

Navigating challenges, delivering solutions, making an impact - How we did it

FEDA required a sustainable solution that could guarantee the growth of the electricity supply of the Valls del Nord region (La Massana and Ordino) with proven power quality. ​

Additionally, they required the ability to allow for load reduction efficiently and securely at the Encamp Substation and optimize the distribution of electricity between the two valleys. ​

Overlaying these requirements, the substation not only had to enable FEDA to achieve its sustainability goals, but it was to be integrated into the natural mountainside surroundings – close to neighbors and ski resorts – with minimal impact on the environment and optimized total cost of ownership (TCO).​

With tourism being a key driver of Andorra’s economy, all new projects are deeply analyzed in terms of their effects on the local environment. Noise and visual pollution were, therefore of significant concern that Hitachi Energy had to resolve. ​

Powering Andorra's sustainable energy future
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About Andorra

La Gonarda substation

A prime example of utilizing cutting-edge technologies, but foremost, it is the result of true collaboration of partners sharing a common vision and passion for a sustainable energy future for today’s generation and those to come.

Powering Andorra's sustainable energy future


Project beginning


Building construction started


Substation starts its operation

Reliable Electricity

The ETR La Gonarda, housing EconiQ™ transformer, ensures a robust electricity supply for Valls del Nord (Northern Valleys), reducing the load on another substation.

Optimized Distribution

The station enables the distribution of energy from 110 kV to 20 kV, optimizing the consumption between the valleys.

Renewable Ready

La Gonarda station is essential to accommodate rising electricity demand and to absorb all the new generation coming from the new renewable sources in the region. 

Minimal Impact

The infrastructure was eco-consciously designed to blend in with the landscape, hide equipment, and reduce disturbance to both nature and the people around it.

Environmental impact study by Ambiotec M&S SLU

Vegetation Roof by Soprema Group

Eco-portfolio for a carbon-neutral energy future 

EconiQ™ is Hitachi Energy’s eco-efficient portfolio for sustainability where products, services, and solutions are proven to deliver exceptional environmental performance.​

Building on over 250 years of combined technology leadership, we have been consistently investing to address the growing demand for eco-efficient solutions. Together with customers and partners, we are accelerating the energy transition, and we continue to lead innovation to lower the environmental impact of our products and solutions, and we support the quest toward carbon neutrality. 

FEDA Case Study

EconiQ™ Transformers

Diana Gonzalez, Application Engineer, Transformers Europe, Hitachi Energy

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