Hi-Pot Testing : What, Why and How

The electrical grid network is oftentimes classified as critical infrastructure. For electrical utilities, any disruption which leads to major downtime is a major source of revenue loss. Furthermore, policymakers today expect network operators to deliver 24/7 electricity to the retail consumers. As a result, it is important that electrical equipment have the highest standards of …

Our Views on Impact Of The Union Budget On The Power Sector

The Hon’ble Finance Minister, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the Union Budget for the year 2021-22 on February 01, 2021. The budget was presented in unprecedented circumstances, with the pandemic driving the economy to a major contraction. The Atmanirbhar Bharat packages, introduced in May 2020, were a key marker of the vision of a self-sufficient India.  …

Importance of Velocity of Propagation in TDR Method for UG cable fault location

In the previous blog, we concluded our three-part series on underground cable fault location. To review, we discussed the types of cable faults, methodology for locating cable faults, fault finding through Pre-location techniques and cable route tracing, pinpointing, cable identification and repair and re-test. In Part-2 of our 3 part series, we introduced the methodology …

Step 2 in Underground Cable Fault Location : Cable Route Tracing, Pinpointing, Cable Identification, Repair & Re-test

In the previous blog  we discussed the principle of cable fault pre-location and noted the criticality of this technique towards reducing the time taken to identify location of the fault. We also deliberated upon the various cable fault pre-location techniques.  In this blog post, we will continue our ongoing discussion on cable fault location by …

Step-1 in underground cable fault finding: Pre-location Techniques

In the previous blog post, we discussed how electrical utilities are using underground cables to gain a higher degree of reliability. However, underground cable faults can lead to a long downtime, which can further lead to a major revenue loss for electricity utilities. We also discussed the various causes of cable faults and the different …

Introduction to Underground Cable Fault Location

Energy is a critical facet for human development. Studies evaluating the linkage of electricity and GDP growth estimate that 1% increase in per capital energy consumption results in an increase of per-capita GDP by 0.23%. Given this centrality, development of electricity infrastructure has been a key focus area for governments and policy makers. Power transmission …

Success story: Retrofit substation automation system (SAS) in 400/220 kV substation

In a previous blog, we introduced SCOPE’s Substation Automation System (SAS) capabilities and underscored the need for thinking beyond OEMs for complex SAS projects. We also discussed 3 crucial parameters to be kept in mind while executing SAS projects and highlighted how the SAS system integrators can effectively implement SAS projects in a manner which …

Success Story: Enhancing the Life Span of 500 MVA ICT through Controlled Switching Devices

In the last two blogs, we have shared our knowledge on the technique of controlled switching to enhance the life expectancy of assets in the electrical network and improve system stability. By discussing how life span of reactors, capacitor bank assets and power transformers can be enhanced through controlled switching, we have underscored the criticality …

Expanding the life span of Power Transformers through Controlled Switching

In our previous blog, we discussed the technique of controlled switching, a widely used technique to improve the life expectancy of assets and system stability. We had seen how the life span of reactor and capacitor bank assets can be extended through controlled switching. In this blog post, we will continue our discussion on controlled …

Expanding the Life Span of Reactor and Capacitor Bank Assets through Controlled Switching

The electricity sector in India has seen rapid growth over the past few decades. With installed capacity of 373 GW, India is able to meet the demand for electricity. As generation capacity has grown, an extensive network of transmission lines has also been developed for evacuating power produced by different electricity generating stations and distributing …