India-based Crompton Greaves (CG) has installed a complete 61850 substation automation system (SAS) at SunEdison's 100MW Llanos de LLampo solar plant in Chile.
The 61850 SAS was based on ZIV protection intelligent electrical devices (IEDs) and an SAS gateway.
CG's €500,000 order was accomplished through Spanish contractor Isastur, which provided associated engineering, system integration, commissioning and training services.
Located in the Atacama Desert, Chile, the Llano de Llampos substation distributes energy generated by the solar photovoltaic plant in Latin America.
PV modules at the substation transform sunlight radiation into direct current (DC) electric power after converting it to alternating current (AC) by means of an inverter.
CG claims that since acquiring ZIV, it is a key supplier in the global smart grid market.
The company offers ZIV meters, protections, communication and automation solutions.
It also provides SAS and distribution automation solutions (DAS) commercialised under the ZIV brand.
Isastur project manager Alejandro Vega said, "ZIV played a key role in the successful commissioning of the 61850 Substation Automation System, meeting both delivery time and budget. We are very satisfied with the supplied ZIV 61850 SAS and with the service provided all the way from tender to commissioning."
CG CEO and managing director Laurent Demortier said, "This installation reaffirms our strengths in several areas - our expertise in automation technology, our expertise in transmission and distribution of power from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic power plants, and our expertise and presence in Latin America."
Image: Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director of CG. Photo : courtesy of CG.