ABB India wins Smart Technology Award

ABB India has received the Smart Technology of the Year 2016 Award from the India Smart Grid Foundation, for restoring and modernising the 1,035 MW Sharavathi hydropower plant in Karnataka in a record time of six months. The plant accounts for about 25 per cent of Karnataka Power Corporation Limited’s (KPCL) power generation. Based on Symphony Plus, ABB’s automation system for the power generation and water industries, the solution seamlessly integrates the plant’s generating and electrical processes into a common system, allowing operators to monitor and control the entire plant from a single screen, either at the plant or remotely. The restoration and modernisation will help lower the overall costs associated with higher capex and maintenance costs for individual systems like advanced alarm management and remote communication with the state power grid and KPCL headquarters.