Siemens has been contracted to modernise the power distribution grids of the cities of Amritsar, Jallandhar, Ludhiana, Dehradun, and Faridabad in northern India.
Siemens has been contracted to modernise the power distribution grids of the cities of Amritsar, Jallandhar, Ludhiana, Dehradun, and Faridabad in northern India, with the objective of improving the quality and availability of the power supply to residents. Siemens will implement its Spectrum Power network control system and equip the grid with SCADA/DMS functions (supervisory control and data acquisition/distribution management system) for monitoring and control. The customers are three utility companies, Punjab State Power Corporation, Uttarakhand Power Corporation, and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam. The order volume amounts to a total of approximately €11 million. The projects are part of an energy development programme sponsored by the Indian government. The improvements will enable real-time monitoring and control of the grids, a reduction in power losses, load management, load shedding, and efficient handling of disruptions in the grid and its restoration.
"Our SCADA/DMS systems are being successfully used by numerous energy suppliers and grid operators in India, where – among others – our systems reduce the downtimes in the event of blackouts in the grid" said Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Siemens Energy Management division.
SCADA systems are used to operate and observe, control and monitor energy grids while the associated Distribution Management System (DMS) optimises the management of the distribution grid. The Spectrum Power SCADA/DMS system allows grid operators to monitor the network management and the flow of energy, and as it is web-based, the system can also be monitored remotely.