Dinnteco monitors sites protected with the DDCE remotely.
All monitoring is carried out in areas of high probability or density of thunderstorms. All facilities have had serious incidents or direct lightning strikes in the past.
We do not use in-house methods such as lightning counters or storm warning systems, but instead hire the services of Meteorage, a leading company in the sector due to its methodology, which provides results with the lowest range of error.
Cellnex is the largest telecommunications tower in Europe. The type of activity means telecommunications towers become natural lightning rods, especially in rural and mountain surroundings where the facilities are located, in isolated and hard-to-reach areas, making repairs complicated.
The La Masella tower is located in the Eastern Pyrenees at an altitude of 1800 metres in an area with a high incidence of lightning.
The collected data demonstrates the effectiveness of the DDCE and how it compensates for the electric field of its surroundings, thus preventing the formation of an ascending streamer.
The risk of lightning increases as the storm moves away from the point where the DDCE is located, since the electric field increases as we move away from the DDCE.
The DDCE only affects its immediate surroundings. It does not act in the cloud or affect the number of storms or their weather.