GE to modernize India’s transmission grid

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been awarded a modernization project by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPL) as part of the utility’s strategy to implement grid initiatives and augment renewable energy in the state, which will benefit the Rajasthan’s population.

The project will be executed by GE T&D India Limited, GE’s Grid Solutions listed entity in India.

Smart Transmission Network and Asset Management System (STNAMS), RRVPL’s state-of-the-art power transmission system, was designed to integrate large-scale renewable energy and support managing existing and future power structure. The project investment totalling $21 million (Rs 150 crore) demonstrates the need for efficient, stable, and secured operation of the grid.

The total installed power capacity of Rajasthan is around 21.6 GW, out of which 34% comes from renewable sources.

GE’s Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS) will serve as a foundation for RRVPL’s roadmap and enable the utility to alter production levels based on demand. Part of GE’s Digital Energy portfolio, the software will provide real-time data acquisition and a decision support system that will help in visualization and situational awareness of the transmission grid. The data displayed at RRVPL’s Smart Grid Command and Control Centre will help in monitoring the health of critical assets. The RRVPNL-STNAMS project will also include software features of National Transmission Asset Management Centre (NTAMC) & Unified Real-Time Dynamic State Measurement (URTDSM), both implemented by GE for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and will strengthen monitoring of the entire grid system of Rajasthan.

The RRVPNL-STNAMS project will have 535 substations remotely connected to the three control centers: a main control center in Jaipur, a back-up control center in Jodhpur and an additional regional center in Ajmer – which will help in remote visualization of power flow and asset health. GE’s Advanced EMS will help integrate large-scale renewable energy, make available Wide Area Monitoring Systems to avoid the instability in the transmission system operation, identify major areas contributing to transmission losses and undertake remedial action to reduce transmission losses. Additionally, GE’s grid software solution will also provide remote operations and control of the substations and network, enabling existing technical workforce to focus on asset maintenance/management, grid monitoring and efficiency improvement-related work.

Source: T&D World