has partnered with Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) to deploy next-generation digital technology that enables the continuous supply of electricity to homes and businesses.
In the first phase of the collaboration, this technology has enabled more than 2300 connections to achieve 24/7 electricity supply with an efficient automatic response system (ARS) in case of power outages or disruption. ABB and ISCDL now plan to replicate the same model in other areas of the city and position Indore as the model for smart city projects across India.
Indore is the largest city in Madhya Pradesh and home to over three million people and several key industries in the state. Indore is also part of the Central Government’s mission to develop 100 smart cities across the country.
One of the key parameters of a smart city is the 24/7 supply of electricity to enable digital transformation and the supply of key services to citizens. Indore has set its target to boost the smart city development in sync with its ‘swachh’ identity in the world.
ABB’s Compact Secondary Substations (CSS) used in the project reduces downtime by providing steady and reliable power supply through digitally enabled SCADA solutions. The CSS also has inbuilt Feeder Remote Terminal Units which keep a real-time check on consumption by each household, maintain healthy network, and quick restoration of electricity through remotely monitored SCADA system.
ABB’s integrated Feeder Terminal Units are hooked to SCADA Centre, which enables control and monitoring of low voltage connections and provide real-time feedback on power distribution related data. The previous manual process resulted in frequent power outages. The compact substations are also tested for personnel safety, contributing to the objective of achieving safe and smart power distribution for the city.
ABB’s Compact Substations are manufactured locally in India, in-line with ABB’s commitment to the ‘Make in India’ vision and to develop domestic best-in-class manufacturing capabilities.
Kiran Dutt, President – Electrification business, ABB India said, “We are happy to partner with the Indore Smart City Development Limited to support Indore in becoming a next-generation smart city. ABB’s world-class digital solutions will enable the regular supply of electricity which is vital for the growth of a vibrant city such as Indore.”
Commenting on the partnership, Rishav Gupta, IAS, CEO, ISCDL said, “We are delighted to collaborate with ABB in our mission to develop the smart city of Indore. Efficient electrification is the backbone of a smart city and ABB’s technology-led approach has shown promising results in the first phase of deployment. It has resulted in a reduction in the number of outages and faster resolution in case of disruptions.”
Amit Gupta of Abhinav Enterprises, Channel Partner of ABB since the last 14 years, said, “We are pleased to be associated with ABB and ISCDL to serve the people of Indore and provide leading world-class technology, making Indore a smart city. We look forward to partnering on more such projects with ABB to serve Madhya Pradesh and bring to life the smart city aspirations of the country.”
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