The fourth season of Formula E, taking place during the first weeks of 2018, will bring to Chile the first international sports car racing event happening in the streets of Santiago.
Formula E, an event starting in September 2014, ever since its first edition, has captured the attention of a great number of passionate fans, recording a high television audience in each one of the races, and the presence of some 30,000 spectators per event.
For the competition, Enel has collaborated optimizing the generation, distribution and management of the energy, in addition to the creation of a totally digitalized mini network, using its smart metering technology towards monitoring, recording the information of the power consumption of each equipment at each stage, and that of the complete event, in order to grant the public the possibility of interacting with an advanced power system in real time.
The purpose of the creation of a mobile mini network is to prevent overloading the electric power network of the cities hosting the races. Enel also provides its own LED lighting technology in the areas bordering the route of the competition, and installs recharging columns for the race followers using electric vehicles.
Additionally, synergy with Enel enables Formula E to be Carbon neutral, becoming the first car race with these characteristics. Currently the greater part of the CO2 emissions generated by the championship ensue from the transportation of the equipment during the season, in spite of the organization’s commitment towards reducing the impact, and in respect to that, Enel has been working along with Formula E in order to gradually compensate these emissions, through the use of its renewable technologies.
With Enel driving the development of the renewable generation technologies, intelligent networks and electric mobility solutions in the power sector, Formula E and its first version in Chile shall be part of this high technology testing ground towards the continuous development of its clean energy technology.