Indian power utility Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TATA Power-DDL) announced partnership with Nokia to support the management of its electrical grid in its area of operation in North and North-west Delhi.
Nokia will provide the Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) network.
This deployment has enabled TATA Power-DDL to support both mission-critical operational services as well as traditional business and IT services all on a single communications network, the company said.
With this announcement TATA Power-DDL becomes the first power utility in India to successfully implement teleprotection service using Line-Differential Relay (LDR) over an IP/MPLS network.
Teleprotection makes it possible to detect the presence of faults and trip breakers to isolate a certain section of the grid, containing the impact of the fault to a localized region.
Other Mission-critical operational services supported by this network include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Integrated Surveillance System, Distribution Management System, Distribution Automation and much more.
The network also is enabling TATA Power-DDL to support emerging smart grid applications such as distributed energy resources, mobile workforce management systems and automated demand response.
On top of its IP/MPLS network equipment, Nokia has provided professional services including network design, installation, commissioning and integration. Nokia will also provide maintenance services and support.
Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD Tata Power-DDL said, “The IP/MPLS network provided by Nokia will not only aid in speedier smart grid implementation but will also help in improving the reliability, scalability, security and efficiency of the power network through real time monitoring which will benefit our customers.”
Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said, “Our leadership in the development of utility-specific features for IP/MPLS networks has enabled us to deliver a resilient, secure and highly efficient network for TATA Power-DDL that will serve as an ideal foundation for smart grid applications in the future.”
Damini Juyal and Siddharth Jaiswal