Success Story: Industrial Energy Management and SLDC integration over OPGW

It is accepted that industrial activity and the power sector are closely related. Industries use electricity supplied by Utilities through the grid network to power economic activity. While some industries use co-generation (as described in a previous blog) to power their operations, co-generation is not always viable.  In a previous blog post, we reviewed the …

Cogeneration Power Plants Integration with State Load Despatch Centre

Cogeneration is typically defined as the sequential generation of two different forms of energy from a single energy source (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). This energy source can be fossil fuel or a renewable resource such as biomass. Cogeneration power plants have been in operation for quite some time in India. These power plants are used …

New Market Story: An Energy Management System For Telecom Corporate Park

Over the last twenty years, the telecommunications sector in India has undergone a major revolution. Today, India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market with a subscriber base of 1.16 billion (Source: India Brand Equity Foundation). Over the next five years, rise in mobile phone penetration and decline in data costs is expected to add 500 …

Success Story : Protection Scheme Audit of 220kV GIS

One of the primary themes of our blogs has been on emphasizing the need for regular testing and maintenance of electrical assets. Some of these discussions are hyperlinked here for quick reference: a) testing and maintenance of electrical equipment at a steel manufacturing plant, b) earthing and lightning protection system audit and c) health assessment …

Monitor Your Distribution Network In Real-time with OrxaGrid’s Single Line Diagram (SLD)

This post is co-created with OrxaGrid to showcase OrxaGrid's interactive & intuitive Single Line Diagram which allows users to easily create, edit and export their single line diagrams The Grid Analytics Platform features an editable and configurable Single Line Diagram (SLD) tool that brings live system monitoring data from on-site sensors. Having an SLD tool …

Success Story: Deploying an Energy Management System at a Distribution Utility

In our previous blog we spoke on an ambitious initiative by the Government to ensure financial viability of DISCOMs, we noted the considerable gap between cost incurred and revenue earned by DISCOMs. The losses made by DISCOMs has a domino effect on the entire value chain in the power sector, as evidenced by the dues …

Success Story: Testing and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment at a Steel Manufacturing Plant

Studies show that in 2019, India was the world’s second largest producer of crude steel with a capacity of 111.2 MT. India’s finished steel consumption is also projected to rise from 99 MT (2018-19) to 230 MT by 2030-31. Furthermore, with the government’s view towards self-reliance, steel companies are ramping up steel production capacity. Therefore, …

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 …

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 …

Success Story: Earthing and Lightning Protection System Audit

In a previous blog on Health Assessment of Transmission Towers, we underscored the importance of regular maintenance in order to ensure the optimal performance of any infrastructure asset. Improper functioning of earthing and lightning protection system (LPS) would render critical infrastructure at electrical substations at grave risk. Therefore, it is crucial that routine testing and …