Alstom to support the smart grid pilot in Himachal Pradesh, India

5 May 2015 (Last Updated May 5th, 2015 18:30)

Alstom has been selected by the Himachal Pradesh state electricity board in India to lead a smart grid pilot project.

Alstom smart grid

Alstom has been selected by the Himachal Pradesh state electricity board in India to lead a smart grid pilot project.

Developed at the Kala Amb industrial area, the smart grid pilot project from Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEBL) will serve more than 1,500 customers.

The pilot is expected to reinforce the IT system and turn the distribution grid cost-effective and responsive, increasing its reliability.

The solution is for increasing monitoring and automation of two distribution substations supplying power to Kala Amb.

Alstom will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of an integrated set of smart grid applications under the project.

The applications will seek to resolve power quality issues, manage peak demands, power outages and limit the violations at distribution network nodes.

The solution to be provide by Alstom will be based on e-terradistribution 3.0, a fully integrated distribution management system (IDMS).

The e-terradistribution 3.0 is an integrated system featuring advanced SCADA, distribution management system (DMS), and outage management system (OMS) applications.

Genus Power Infrastructure will partner with the French firm for this pilot project along with other original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Alstom T&D India managing director Rathin Basu said: "Over the last 15 years, the company has been delivering large-scale smart gird projects for India’s 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."

The firm is currently delivering NTAMC1 and URTDSM2 projects for Power Grid, which are equipped with advanced smart technological solutions for transmission.


Image: The pilot for the smart grid set up will be located in Kala Amb industrial area in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.