ABB to de­liver dig­i­tal sub­sta­tion for one of In­dia’s largest IT parks

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL - Im­age Cour­tesy: Technopark In­dia

ABB In­dia will de­liver a 110 kilo­volt (kV) dig­i­tal sub­sta­tion to Technopark, the largest In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IT) park in In­dia, based on built-up area, lo­cated in Ker­ala and span­ning an area of 930,000 square me­tres. Technopark is en­vi­sioned to be­come a self-con­tained town­ship with po­ten­tial to em­ploy a hun­dred thou­sand peo­ple work­ing in the fields of IT, biotech­nol­ogy and nan­otech­nol­ogy, in­creas­ing the need for re­li­able power sup­plies for com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial con­sumers.

Clau­dio Facchin, Pres­i­dent, ABB, Power Grids divi­sion, said, “This will be among the first dig­i­tal sub­sta­tions in In­dia and sup­ports the coun­try’s vi­sion of smarter grids and ci­ties.”

Pi­ta­m­ber Shiv­nani, Pres­i­dent, Power Grids Divi­sion, ABB In­dia, said, “In­dia is to­day a global hub for dig­i­tal ser­vices and tran­si­tion­ing from con­ven­tional to the dig­i­tal power grid is the need of the hour. Dig­i­tal sub­sta­tions are more de­pend­able and flex­i­ble while re­duc­ing life-cy­cle cost and phys­i­cal foot­print.”

Us­ing fi­bre op­tic ca­bling in­stead of cop­per en­ables re­duced cost through direct sav­ings on cop­per, op­ti­mised panel de­sign and less civil work to lay ca­bles. Thou­sands of tra­di­tional ana­logue cop­per sig­nalling wires be­tween high volt­age equip­ment and the con­trol room are sub­sti­tuted with a few fi­bre op­tic dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tion buses (process bus). All this re­duces in­stal­la­tion cost.

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