Siemens is modernizing the power distribution grids of the cities of Amritsar, Jallandhar, Ludhiana, Dehradun, and Faridabad in northern India. The objective of these projects is to improve the quality and availability of the power supply to residents. As part of the modernization, 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. In these projects, Siemens network control technology will be used as part of an energy development program sponsored by the Indian government.
"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. With the new orders from northern India, we are strengthening and expanding our position as a leading supplier of grid automation technology worldwide," 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) optimizes 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. Thanks to its web-based architecture, the system can also be monitored remotely. The modernization of the distribution grids of the three Indian cities will enable real-time monitoring and control of the grids, minimization of power losses, load management, load shedding, and efficient handling of disruptions in the grid and its restoration.
For the State Electricity Distribution Company, Mumbai, the power supplier for the Indian state of Maharashtra, Siemens is equipping the power distribution grids of eight cities with turnkey monitoring and control systems (SCADA/DMS). This contract was also awarded as part of the Indian government's energy development program. In Maharashtra, the SCADA/DMS systems being implemented by Siemens will improve the availability of the grids and increase the reliability of power supply.