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Alstom T&D India to optimise grid operations for North-East India

21/04/2014

Alstom T&D India has secured a 670 MINR (€8.4 million) contract from POWERGRID to expand and upgrade the energy management system of India’s various control centres in North East India: North Eastern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NERLDC) and seven other Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs).[1]

 The project includes supply, installation, test and commission of 87 remote terminal units (RTUs) and 9 Control Centres. RTUs are intelligent devices that collect data from remote locations to enhance network visibility for grid operators. Meanwhile, Alstom’s e-terraplatform software solution analyses the data to help grid operators take decisions in real-time, and enhance grid security. The NERLDC system operator can thus anticipate abnormalities and prevent costly outcomes, such as a blackout.

Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, said, “Seventy per cent of the power flow in India's electrical grid is managed by Alstom’s smart technologies. Alstom T&D India had previously commissioned three National Load Despatch Centres[2], three Regional Load Despatch Centres and two datacom networks. This contract demonstrates Alstom’s continued commitment to strengthen the national grid, making it secure, reliable and smart.” 

In the past year, Alstom has won three other Regional control centre projects from POWERGRID in South, West and North-East India. These projects will be important for the successful grid integration of SAARC[3] countries - India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. 

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 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 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

Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid) – Tel: +33 149016217; nathalie.bourotte@alstom.com 

Shreyosi Sen (Alstom T&D India) +91 911204731676;  shreyosi.sen@alstom.com

Websites

www.alstom.com

www.alstom.com/grid


[1] The seven north-eastern states include - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

[2] National Load Despatch Centre in India, Bhutan and Bangladesh

[3] SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, an economic and geopolitical cooperation among eight member nations