RT-DAS launched in APEPDCL

The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited has inaugurated the real-time data acquisition system (RT-DAS) under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) scheme of the Government of India.

The project was sanctioned in December 2018, and was completed in September 2021 at a cost of Rs 48 million. RT-DAS has been implemented in 116 sub-stations of 33/11 kV capacity and 437 feeders of 11 kV capacity that will cater to 36 IPDS town areas. The required hardware and equipment such as feeder permitted terminal unit (FRTU) panels, multifunction transducers (MFTs), etc were installed for all the 11 kV Feeders. By implementing the project, the real-time data, i.e., voltage, current, power, planned and unplanned interruptions from 11 kV town feeders under APEPDCL will be available for measurement of system average interruption duration index (SAIDI) and system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) in all 33/11 kV substations of 36 Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP) andIPDS non-supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) towns, excluding Visakhapatnam. This will also enable an energy audit. Also, with the launch of RT-DAS control system, uninterrupted power supply to the consumers will be a possibility.

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