Schneider Electric introduces digital architecture for power distribution utilities

ANI | Updated: Dec 16, 2017 14:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 16 (ANI): Schneider Electric has recently launched its digital architecture EcoStruxureTM Grid in Hyderabad which is aimed at digital transformation of power distribution utilities as it uses disruptive technology to generate higher efficiency.

The challenges related to power infrastructure in India mostly come from its distribution with high T&D losses which can be addressed through digitization and offers tremendous opportunities for improving the quality and efficiency of power distribution.

EcoStruxureTM leverages the IT/OT convergence, ensuring higher efficiency in grid operations, enabling overall digital transformation and optimal asset management.

"The EcoStruxure Grid drives process optimisation by leveraging IoT and cloud capabilities combined with automation, software and analytics, leading to optimal efficiency for power discoms. This makes the energy value chain more intelligent," Prakash Chandrakar, vice president, Energy Business, Schneider Electric India said.

Grid modernisation addresses reliability and resilience of ageing infrastructure, as well as the flexibility to accommodate a growing presence of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) connected to the grid.

While Telangana is striving to become power surplus, at the same time, the newly formed state is witnessing strong demand from agriculture, domestic and industrial sectors and the metro city of Hyderabad. The overall energy requirement in the state is set to see a quantum jump.

"We will extend 24X7 power supply to agricultural consumers from January 1, 2018, making Telangana the first state to do so," said Raghuram Reddy, chairman and managing director, Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited.

He further added that the undertaking grid modernisation projects will provide 24X7 affordable and reliable power to all, with extend network access. (ANI)