GE T&D India recently announced that it has been awarded a technology-driven grid modernisation project by Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RRVPL) 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.
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 Rs 150 crore demonstrates the need for efficient, stable and secured operation of the grid.
The total installed power capacity of Rajasthan is around 21.6 GW, out of which 34 per cent comes from renewable sources. The state plans to further increase solar and wind generation capacity to 14.3 GW by 2022. To support this focus on renewable energy, the state requires remote monitoring and grid stability.