GE Renewable Energy’s arm to modernise Rajasthan’s transmission grid

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has said it has been awarded a technology-driven grid modernization project by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPL).

This is as part of the utility’s roadmap to implement grid initiatives and augmenting renewable energy in the state, which will benefit the Rajasthan’s population.

The project will be executed by GE T&D India Limited, GE’s Grid Solutions listed entity in India.

According to Sunil Wadhwa, Managing Director, GE T&D India Limited and Leader of GE’s Grid Solutions business in South Asia, “The variable nature of renewable assets requires a fundamentally different approach to balance the supply and demand. Therefore, the grid of the future will require smarter, faster and more interoperable solutions to ensure resiliency, efficiency and security. India’s renewable energy targets urgently require the state utilities to be able to make informed and accurate decisions for which advanced Smart Grid management systems will play a key role. GE’s Advanced EMS is a critical tool to enable that decision making.”

Smart Transmission Network and Asset Management System (STNAMS), RRVPL’s state-of-the-art power transmission roadmap, was designed to integrate large-scale renewable energy and support managing existing and future power structure.

A first by a state utility in India, the project investment totaling US Dollar 21 million (Rs 150 crore) demonstrates the need for efficient, stable and secured operation of the grid.

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