Decoding The Indian Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Indian Electricity Act, 2003 (EA 2003) is widely hailed as a landmark piece of legislation that reformed and rejuvenated the power sector in India. The Act ushered in competition in the power sector by permitting the entry of private players, restructuring State Electricity Boards into separate companies for power generation, transmission and distribution, streamlining …

FAQs on Testing and Measuring Lightning/Surge Arresters

In our previous post, we deep-dived into the various techniques and methodologies that are widely adopted for assessing the healthiness of Lightning/Surge Arresters. In this post, we will answer the 10 frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the various aspects of testing and measuring Lightning/Surge Arresters. Let’s begin! FAQs: 1. What are Third Harmonics? A. In …

Techniques & Methodologies For Health Assessment Of Lightning / Surge Arresters

Lightning / Surge Arresters are specialised devices that protect electrical installations and equipment from unpredictable electrical surges caused by internal events like electrical faults, switching, short circuits, etc. and external events like lightning impulses, lightning strokes, etc. Over the last few decades, Lightning / Surge Arresters have evolved from using Silicon Carbide to Zinc Oxide …

Success Story: Accurate Prediction Of Voltage Violation Alerts – On Time, Every Time.

Most of the Low-Carbon Technologies (LCTs) used today (mainly EV battery charging, rooftop solar systems and data centre loads) are all non-linear loads. Ohm’s law is not applicable to such loads, meaning that the current is not proportional to the voltage and fluctuates based on the alternating load impedance. Utilities face many problems as their …

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 …