India: GE’s Grid Solutions business has received a grid upgrade order from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company.
Order will address the growing energy demand of the state and provide the utility with the latest state-of-the-art transmission infrastructure.
The order worth approximately $10 M that GE won through a competitive bidding process, includes the construction of three new 132 / 33 kV substations using GE’s advanced Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) technology in Ramnagar, Manbazaar and Birlarpur areas of West Bengal. It also includes an extension of three existing substations at Hurand, Sirakole and Indus areas by adding two bays each. The project will be implemented by GE T&D India Limited, the listed entity of GE’s Grid Solutions business in India.
Once completed, the substations will strengthen the intra-regional connectivity and ensure better electricity access to people living near these areas, thereby enabling the state to meet the growing demand for electricity.
GE’s GIS technology is an advanced substation technology and requires up to 70% less land for installation compared with Air Insulated Substations (AIS). The technology will offer several benefits for West Bengal’s grid, including smarter networks, condition-based maintenance and greater load control to prevent outages.
Source: T&D World