One of India’s Largest Smart Grids Goes Live with ETAP

ETAP ADMS™ Transforms Noida Power’s Traditional Utility to a Smart Utility

  • Improved network performance
  • Faster outage restoration
  • Substation equipment maintenance
  • Reduced dispatcher training time
  • More efficient power management & delivery

IRVINE, Calif. – December 15, 2016 - ETAP and Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) have successfully deployed ETAP’s model-based Advance Distribution Management System (ADMS) based on NPCL’s smart grid initiative – one of the largest smart grid projects in India.

As one of the fastest growing utilities near New Delhi, India, NPCL serves a demanding industrial, commercial, and residential customer base of 71,000.  NPCL’s electric utility system transformation is a part of the “Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India” which was launched a few years back.

With a rapid customer growth and an increased demand for new substations and distribution network, NPCL took the decision in 2015 to implement ETAP ADMS to improve its network reliability, performance, and response to customers.

ETAP’s overall project scope offers NPCL a comprehensive smart grid solution including:

  • IEC 61850 oriented Substation Automation
  • Integrated functionality of SCADA, DMS & OMS
  • Open & scalable smart grid functionalities and distribution network applications 
  • Integrated Network modelling, planning and Distribution Analysis
  • Intelligent monitoring, control, automation, decision support system
  • Intelligent model-based solution with Geospatial Information System (GIS) integration and electrical power system simulation capabilities

"NPCL is very proud on the successful Go-Live of ETAP SCADA system and eagerly awaiting for deployment of the latest version covering enhanced functionalities to meet the overall requirements. NPCL and ETAP joined hands together to meet the unique requirements of NPCL’s Automation & Operational needs.”  Stated RC Agrawal, CEO of NPCL.   “The persistence and strong alignment between NPCL and ETAP helped in achieving this critical milestone despite project implementations challenges."

Adding to the above, Mr. Praveen Goyal, GM & Head of Automation of NPCL, noted that the transparency and open communication between NPCL and ETAP helped in converting the legacy technology to the latest platform.  “With ETAP, NPCL is proud to have this one of its one-of-a-kind implementation Go-Live. The implementation of DMS and OMS enables NPCL to embark its journey towards smart grid implementation in the country wherein the Automation of every minute requirement has been taken care through business process-oriented implementation.”

“This notable milestone for ETAP ADMS solution is enabling the transformation of NPCL’s network into an intelligent, adaptive, and sustainable grid that provides reliable and quality energy for their customers.” Said Dr. Farrokh Shokooh, CEO of ETAP. “We are determined to continue developing and deploying our innovating technologies to aid electric utilities like Noida Power to reach their vision of a smarter grid.”

This article was published on BusinessWire.

About Noida Power Company Limited
Noida Power Company Limited distributes power in Greater Noida, near Delhi in Uttar Pradesh, which is being developed as an industrial hub and urban settlement. The Company is a joint venture between the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority. Currently, the peak load served is 265 MW as against 17 MW in 1994-95, reflecting a steady increase in consumer demand. The customer base has expanded from 4677 in 1993 to 70994 in March 2016. The load profile is dominated by large and heavy industries that constitute 59% of energy sale and contribute as much as 62% of the Company’s income. Urban, rural institutional and smaller industrial consumers account for the balance business.

About ETAP
ETAP is the global market and technology leader in modeling, design, analysis, optimization, monitoring, control, and automation software for electrical power systems. The company has been powering success for over 30 years by providing the most comprehensive and widely-used enterprise solutions for generation, transmission, distribution, industrial, transportation, and low-voltage power systems. Founded in 1986, ETAP is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, with over 50 offices around the world.

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