Alstom T&D India has been awarded a contract worth Rs.56 crore by Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) to monitor and control Sri Lanka’s electricity transmission network. Alstom will supply its world-leading energy management system, e-terraplatform, to enable reliable, secure and efficient operation of Sri Lanka’s hydro-thermal electricity system.
Under the project, Alstom will build in Colombo a new control centre – the National System Control Centre, equipped with supervisory control, data acquisition, and energy management system. It will install and integrate 34 Remote Terminal Units (RTU) with the new system and integrate existing substation automation. Equipment will be manufactured from Alstom’s Noida manufacturing facilities in India.
RTUs are intelligent devices that collect data from remote locations to enhance network visibility for grid operators. Alstom’s e-terraplatform software solution analyses the collected data to help grid operators monitor and operate the network on a real-time basis, and make decisions in real-time to ensure security of the national grid.
Sri Lanka has an installed capacity of 2,214 mw with a peak demand of 2,014 mw. This project will help CEB improve grid stability, including support for integration of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, into the national grid. This is Sri Lanka’s first energy management system project for grid monitoring, stability and control.