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Alstom Grid to launch its P60 Agile ‘one-box-solutions’, to master the substation automation solutions distribution market

05/04/2013

During GridTech 2013, the 4th international exhibition in India, Alstom Grid presents P60 Agile, its new range of intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) providing a comprehensive one-box solution for the complete protection, control, recording and measurement of electrical power systems. This latest novelty to come out of Alstom Grid is especially well suited to smart distribution networks and is intended for utility operators and industry.

Automating electrical substations implies the automatic acquisition and processing of data coming from the IEDs installed inside the substation. This information will help to manage the protection devices and to make faster, more efficient decisions thanks to better awareness of conditions at the substation. The P60 Agile range stands out as a compact, single box, a versatile device fulfilling a comprehensive set of all-in-one functions. The new P60 Agile range strengthens Alstom’s offer for distribution market. 

“We are proud of this new product specifically designed to meet the needs of next-generation smart distribution networks,” said Substation Automation Solutions (SAS) Vice-President Hervé Amossé. This launch brings customer-inspired new technology and a significant range expansion that will enable us to grow in the distribution market”. 

 P60 Agile offers a HMI featuring a large, fully-programmable and ergonomic colour touch-screen. P60 Agile is designed for smart networks thanks to the IEC 61850 protocol providing IED interoperability for guaranteed protection and control of all primary equipment connected to the power grids.

Alstom Grid enjoys a leading position on the substation automation market. It is amongst the top three suppliers to provide high-performance, mission-critical solutions that protect, control and monitor electrical substations for utilities and electro-intensive industries.

Since 1958, our Pallavaram Plant in Chennai has been manufacturing highly reliable high-tech products like electromechanical, Static Relays, Disc, digital relays and conventional and digital control systems,” said Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India. “Alstom Grid SAS regularly invests in expanding its facility and in developing its know-how, so as to be in a position to meet the growth currently happening in India and in export markets”. 

 Thanks to its R&D department in Noida, to its team of digital control systems specialists, to the worldwide technical facility in charge of monitoring all engineering, project management and commissioning activity, to the sound regional service network with its qualified staff, and to a dedicated technical training institute, Alstom T&D India is the leader in substation automation solutions in India. 

About Alstom 

 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 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12. 

 Alstom Grid has over 130 years of expertise in electrical grids. Whether for utilities or electro-intensive industries or facilitating the trading of energy, Alstom Grid brings power to its customers’ projects.  Alstom Grid ranks among the top 3 in the electrical transmission sector with an annual sales turnover of more than €4 billion. It has 19,000 employees and around 90 manufacturing and engineering sites worldwide. At the heart of the development of the Smart Grid, Alstom Grid offers products, services and integrated energy management solutions across the full energy value chain—from power generation, through transmission and distribution grids and to the large end user. 

 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. 

 Press Contacts
Vandana Dhir(Alstom India)
Tel: +91 120 473 1141
vandana.dhir@alstom.com 

Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid) – Tel +33 1 49 01 62 17
Nathalie.bourotte@alstom.com

Online

www.alstom.com; www.alstom.com/grid

 

Main Technical Features 

 The P60 Agile range comprises the P161 non-directional feeder, P162 with directional earth-fault and P163 directionalised feeder management IEDs.  The P60 Agile range offers comprehensive switchgear control, aided by the dynamic single-line-diagram display, ON /OFF switching via the function keys and programmable bay and inter-bay interlocks.  Up to five (5) switchgear elements may be switched by the P60 Agile bay control models. The single line diagram for the bay or a subset of the substation, along with relevant data such as measurements or alarms, may be generated by the user via the P60 configuration tool, aided by integrated graphical icons.  Remote controls are facilitated by the relay’s SCADA communication interfaces.

ANSI

FUNCTION

P161

P162

P163

 

 

 

 

 

51/51N

IDMT overcurrent/earth fault protection

51SEF

Sensitive Earth Fault

50/50N

Definite time overcurrent/earth fault protection

68

Inrush Blocking

50BF

Breaker Failure protection

67

Directional overcurrent protection

 

 

67N

Directional earthfault protection

 

 

Neutral Admittance

 

59N

Residual Overvoltage

 

59

Overvoltage

 

 

27

Undervoltage

 

 

27T

Fault ride-through (BDEW)

 

 

27Q

Reactive power support (BDEW)

 

 

81O

Overfrequency

 

 

81U

Underfrequency

 

 

78

Vector surge

 

 

81R

Rate of change of frequency (df/dt)

 

 

32

Power protection

 

 

79

Multishot Autoreclose

25

Check synchronising

 

 

CTS

CT supervision

VTS

VT supervision

 

 

74

Trip circuit monitoring

49

Thermal Overload

32N

Wattmetric earth fault protection

 

 46

Negative sequence overcurrent

51V

Voltage dependent overcurrent

 

 

CLP

Cold load pick-up

46BC

Broken Conductor

64R

Restricted Earth Fault