Alstom T&D India has been awarded a €7 million (INR 560 million) contract by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to monitor and control Sri Lanka’s electricity transmission network. Alstom will supply its world-leading energy management system, e-terraplatform, to enable reliable, secure and efficient operation of Sri Lanka’s hydro-thermal electricity system.
Under the project, Alstom will build in Colombo a new control centre – the National System Control Centre, equipped with supervisory control, data acquisition, and energy management system. It will install and integrate 34 Remote Terminal Units (RTU) with the new system and integrate existing substation automation. Equipment will be manufactured from Alstom’s Noida manufacturing facilities in India.
RTUs are intelligent devices that collect data from remote locations to enhance network visibility for grid operators. Alstom’s e-terraplatform software solution analyses the collected data to help grid operators monitor and operate the network on a real-time basis, and make decisions in real-time to ensure security of the national grid.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, said, “Alstom has provided similar systems for India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, making a solid contribution towards the transmission network development in the South Asian region. This prestigious project will witness the introduction of smart technologies in the Sri Lankan transmission grid.”
Sri Lanka has an installed capacity of 2214 MW with a peak demand of 2014 MW. This project will help CEB improve grid stability, including support for integration of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, into the national grid. This is Sri Lanka’s first energy management system project for grid monitoring, stability and control.
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 €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.
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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