Success Story: Health Assessment of Transmission Line Towers

When it comes to any infrastructure asset, regular maintenance is critical to ensure its optimal performance. This is especially true for complex infrastructure assets deployed by Utility companies that warrant the need for expert testing and maintenance carried out by specialists. In this post, we will cover how SCOPE’s services vertical - ISOSCELES Sales & …

Success Story: Optimising Transformer Efficiencies Through Automated Temperature And Load Analysis

Utility companies transitioning to Smart Grid operations can significantly benefit from real-time knowledge of the internal operating state of their assets. For power Transformers, the key parameters for optimal performance are oil and winding temperature indications (OTI/WTI). These two parameters are the key indicators of efficiency losses and constraint levels of the quantity of power …

OrxaGrid – Enabling A Sustainable Energy Future

The United Nations, through its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has formulated a global agenda to spur economic growth while tackling climate change at the same time. Goal 7 of the SDGs directs member states to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for everyone.  Low carbon technologies (LCTs) such as electric vehicles, …

Success Story: Testing & Commissioning Of India’s Highest-Altitude GIS Substations

Even after 70 years of India’s independence, the pristine regions of Ladakh and Kargil remained 95% power deficit. This was set to change in 2019 when state-run Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) activated its 220/66kV Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) in Leh, Khalsti, Drass and Kargil. Commissioned as a part of the Hon. Prime …

Success Story: Preventing Circuit Breaker Failure At One Of India’s Largest Electric Power Transmission Utilities

As elaborated in our previous post, Dynamic Contact Resistance Measurement (DCRM) tests play a pivotal role in preventing unexpected failures of High Voltage (HV/EHV/UHV) Circuit Breakers by cohesively assessing the healthiness of their contacts. Widely considered as the most comprehensive CB testing methodology, the success of any DCRM test depends on a trifecta of the …

DCRM Testing For High Voltage Circuit Breakers: What, Why, How

High Voltage Circuit Breakers (HV/EHV/UHV) act as the most effective protection mechanism against electrical mishaps in the high voltage environment of Substations. Since Circuit Breakers (CBs) are mechanical devices, they are vulnerable to breakdowns if timely performance tests are not conducted to ensure their functional healthiness. In our earlier post, we broadly covered the 9 …

Thinking Beyond OEMs for Substation Automation

When it comes to ensuring a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity, Substation Automation Systems (SAS) play a crucial role in efficiently managing the rapidly increasing electricity grid networks. While Substation Automation Systems (SAS) have evolved over the last few years, SAS projects are still considered complex executions that warrant the need for expert SAS …

Introducing Prima Series: The Lightweight Champion Of Primary Injection Kits

Primary (Current) Injection Kits – a crucial set of T&M instruments that measure the healthiness of Current Transformers (CTs), have been around for many years now. And while Primary Injection Kits have evolved over the years, three common challenges still remain with most Primary Injection Kits available in the market today: 1. They Lack An …