The Chandigarh, India-based Hartek Group announced that it bagged smart grid deal from the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) for three smart cities.
Hartek Group will commission Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) relays at 55 substations in the upcoming Smart Cities of Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar.
These smart grid-enabled substations will maximize operational efficiency through a responsive power system network that will facilitate collection and storage of data relating to any indications for troubleshooting, maintenance.
By equipping these substations with SCADA relays, Hartek Group will enable collection and storage of information relating to any indications for troubleshooting and maintenance.
These smart grid-enabled substations, including 29 in Ludhiana, 14 in Amritsar and 12 in Jalandhar, will cater to a population of about 40 lakh by maximising operational efficiency.
“This order is our stepping stone to establishing our leadership in smart grid power solutions. A transmission and distribution (T&D) network based on smart grid applications like SCADA can go a long way in catering to efficient power supply,” said Hartek Singh, chairman and managing director of Hartek Group.
The automated and computerised applications used under SCADA to detect faults and identify faulty equipments would reduce the need for manpower and bring down the costs by lower operation and maintenance expenses.
Hartek Group will make the power systems compatible with SCADA by arranging SCADA-related equipment to replace and do retrofitting of old relays in existing 11-KV breakers of 66/11KV substations.