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Alstom opens smart grid centre in Chennai

According to reports, Alstom, a leader in power generation, transmission and transport, on Wednesday, announced the inauguration of its digital sub-station automation competence centre at its Pallavaram facility in Chennai.

Addressing presspersons here, Rathin Basu, Managing Director, Alstom T&D India, said the competence centre would allow further advancement of high, extra-high and ultra- high voltage and renewable power concept and enable Alstom to maintain its leadership position in the transmission market. “As the market leader in transmission sector, Alstom T&D India has always been on the leading edge of technological innovation,” Mr. Rathin Basu said.

According to Patrick Plas, Senior Vice-President for Grid Power Electronics & Automation of Alstom Grid, energy utilities worldwide were experimenting with new smart grid systems, adding a new layer of digital equipment to their existing infrastructures to inter-connect all assets. He said the digital sub-station automation competence centre in Chennai was a milestone for Alstom from a global perspective, and represented its commitment in pursuing R&D and deployment of smart grid technologies in India.

The Pallavaram site manufactures a complete range of electro-mechanical relays and numerical relays, and provides engineering support for conventional and digital control systems.

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