GE T&D India Win Rajasthan Grid Modernisation Order
GE T&D India Ltd, part of GE’s grid solutions business in India, today announced it has bagged a Rs 150 crore order from Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RRVPNL) for modernisation of its power grid network.
The technology-driven project is part of the power utility’s roadmap – called Smart Transmission Network and Asset Management System (STNAMS) — to implement grid initiatives and augmenting renewable energy in the state.
Renewable sources account for around 34 per cent of Rajasthan’s total installed power generation capacity of 21.6 Gw. The state is planning to increase solar and wind generation capacity to 14.3 Gw by 2022 which requires remote monitoring and grid stability.
The company said in a statement its Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS) will enable the utility to alter production levels based on demand. The software is part of GE’s Digital Energy portfolio and will provide real-time data acquisition and a decision support system for visualization and situational awareness of the transmission grid.
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“India’s renewable energy targets urgently require the state utilities to be able to make informed and accurate decisions for which advanced smart grid management systems will play a key role,” said Sunil Wadhwa, Managing Director, GE T&D India and Leader of GE’s Grid Solutions business in South Asia.
The RRVPNL-STNAMS project will have 535 substations remotely connected to three control centers — a main control center in Jaipur, a back-up control center in Jodhpur and an additional regional center in Ajmer. This will help in remote visualization of power flow and asset health, the company said.