Alstom T&D India has secured a 670 MINR (€8.4M) contract from POWERGRID to expand and upgrade the energy management system of India’s various control centres in North East India: North Eastern Regional Load Despatch Centre (NERLDC) and seven other Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs).
The project includes supply, installation, test and commission of 87 remote terminal units (RTUs) and 9 Control Centres. RTUs are intelligent devices that collect data from remote locations to enhance network visibility for grid operators. Meanwhile, Alstom’s e-terraplatform software solution analyses the data to help grid operators take decisions in real-time, and enhance grid security. The NERLDC system operator can thus anticipate abnormalities and prevent costly outcomes, such as a blackout.
Rathin Basu, Managing Director of Alstom T&D India, 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.”
In the past year, Alstom has won three other Regional control centre projects from POWERGRID in South, West and North-East India. These projects will be important for the successful grid integration of SAARC countries - India, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.