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

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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 Alstoms 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 chainfrom 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 

Nathalie Bourotte (Alstom Grid) Tel +33 1 49 01 62 17



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 relays SCADA communication interfaces.












IDMT overcurrent/earth fault protection


Sensitive Earth Fault


Definite time overcurrent/earth fault protection


Inrush Blocking


Breaker Failure protection


Directional overcurrent protection




Directional earthfault protection



Neutral Admittance



Residual Overvoltage











Fault ride-through (BDEW)




Reactive power support (BDEW)












Vector surge




Rate of change of frequency (df/dt)




Power protection




Multishot Autoreclose


Check synchronising




CT supervision


VT supervision




Trip circuit monitoring


Thermal Overload


Wattmetric earth fault protection



Negative sequence overcurrent


Voltage dependent overcurrent




Cold load pick-up


Broken Conductor


Restricted Earth Fault