Alstom T&D India will help monitor and control India’s electricity supply network with two contracts worth 1 billion INR (€12.5 million) awarded by Power Grid Corporation of India (POWERGRID). Alstom will supply its world-leading energy management system (EMS) to enable reliable, secure and efficient operation of the electric power system. The scope of the two contracts covers EMS packages for India’s Southern and Western Regional Load Dispatch Centres (SRLDC and WRLDC).
The growth in India’s electrical grid capacity requires the upgrade to both 765 kV AC transmission and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission for bulk power transfer. These technologies need to be backed up by equally advanced energy management software. Alstom’s EMS ensures overall reliability of the electric power system, through state-of-the-art user interface and situational awareness capacities. It is anticipated that this will enable POWERGRID operators to make fast decisions using advanced visualisation, information storage and retrieval tools.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India Limited, said “Since 2002, Alstom has been a pioneer in bringing in smart technology to India’s transmission grid. It has supplied equipment to India’s three out of five Regional Load Dispatch Centres and to the National Load Dispatch Centre. This second wave of upgrades for the regional centres will significantly improve the operational efficiency and increase power flow across the Indian grid, particularly after the integration of Southern grid into the national grid (expected in 2014). This success, once again, confirms Alstom T&D India’s leadership in the Smart Grid domain”.
Alstom is the world’s leading provider of energy management systems and its technologies manage more than 70% of the power flow in India’s electrical grid. Its e-terraplatform technology runs 10 out of 14 of the world’s largest Power Grid Operators, including PGCIL. The latest contracts follow a 1.9 Billion INR order last year for the National Transmission Asset Management Centre Project, which is currently under implementation. The project will support PGCIL in the management and control of 192 substations from nine regional and one national asset management centre.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.
Alstom T&D India (globally known as Alstom Grid), is a market leader in the Indian power transmission sector. It has over 100 years of expertise in building the transmission infrastructure for the country. Alstom has a strong portfolio of products, solutions and services, comprising the entire range of transmission equipment up to Extra and Ultra High Voltages (765 kV and beyond) including air-insulated switchgear (AIS) and locally manufactured power transformers and gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). It also provides power electronics solutions (HVDC, FACTS) to create super highways and offers highly advanced power management Smart Grid solutions for transmission and distribution including renewable energies integration. With over 3,500 employees and eight world class manufacturing units, Alstom T&D India is future ready to support the rapidly evolving transmission sector in India.
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 Southern Region Load Dispatch System includes Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Kerala and POSOCO
 Western Region Load Dispatch System includes Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Daman, Diu and Dadar Nagar Haveli