Alstom T&D India has won a contract worth INR670m (€8.4m) from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) to expand and upgrade the energy management system of various control centres in north east part of the nation.


The control centers in North East India include North Eastern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NERLDC) and seven other regional load dispatch centres (RLDC).

Under the contract, Alstom will supply, install, test and commission 87 remote terminal units (RTU) and nine control centres.

RTUs are the devices that gather data from remote locations to enhance network visibility for grid operators.

Alstom’s e-terraplatform software solution analyses the data to help grid operators take decisions in real-time, and enhance grid security.

Therefore, the NERLDC system operator is capable of anticipating the abnormalities and prevent costly outcomes, such as a blackout.

Alstom T&D managing director Rathin Basu 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, 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," Basu said.

Image: National Load Despatch Centre, New Delhi. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.