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Alstom T&D India has been selected to lead the smart grid pilot project by Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL). This pilot project will be located at the Kala Amb industrial area of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India and will serve over 1,500 consumers. This will be the second out of fourteen projects under the Indian Ministry of Powers flagship Smart Grid Pilot programme. The Kala Amb smart grid pilot project will act as a proof of concept to further strengthen the Information Technology system in place, to make the distribution grid cost-effective, responsive and better engineered for reliability and self-healing operations. 

Alstom will design, develop and implement an integrated set of smart grid applications targeting power quality issues, managing peak demand, power outages and limiting violations at distribution network nodes. Alstoms solution will be based on its e-terradistribution 3.0 - a fully Integrated Distribution Management System (IDMS). The e-terradistribution 3.0 is the industrys first completely integrated and most advanced suite of SCADA, Distribution Management System (DMS), and Outage Management System (OMS) applications. Alstom will lead this project along with Genus Power Infrastructure Ltd and a few other OEM equipment suppliers. 

Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India said, Alstom is pleased to be the recipient of the second smart grid pilot project in the country. Over the last 15 years, the company has been delivering large scale smart gird projects for Indias national grid through Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (Power Grid). In addition, the company has delivered several distribution projects for the State Distribution System Operators. Currently, Alstom is delivering NTAMC1 and URTDSM2 projects for Power Grid which will have advance smart technological solutions for the transmission grid. Alstom is constantly striving to make the power grid more efficient, smart and reliable by participating in such innovative projects.

The smart grid solution aims to enhance the monitoring and automation of two distribution substations feeding Kala Amb. It will collect data from a new installed smart metering infrastructure and grid sensors, including power transformer condition monitoring. The platform will seamlessly exchange the business analytics with the existing utility consumer portal and enable the state regulator to make suitable adjustments in tariff and other regulations. The project aims to save millions of dollars annually in reduced demand charges, defer new generation construction and reduce peak-priced energy purchases. 

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[1] National Transmission Asset Management Centre The project will support Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd in the management and control of 192 substations from nine regional and one national asset management centre.

[2] Unified Real Time Dynamic State Measurement - the worlds largest grid Wide Area Monitoring System which will enable Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, nation-wide monitoring of power flows across the grid, responding to fluctuations within a fraction of a second.

Julie Khoo/Aline Besselièvre (Alstom Grid) Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 01 74 48/67 60 

Sapna Lalwani (Alstom India) Tel +1 20 743 1676