Chennai: Chennai based SANDS India Pvt Ltd has developed the first of its kind indigenous Integrated Substation Management System - SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System), ‘EMS (Energy Management System)´ and DMS (Demand Management System).
The system provides measure, monitor and control functions for substations, with the objectives of peak management at substation level, measuring of power availability and supply norms to meet regulatory requirments, predicting future needs more accurately, planning construction of new susbtations and new networks to meet the objectives of ‘Power for All by 2012´, the company said.
SAND’s state-of-the-art, low-cost sub-station management system complies to international standards.
SANDS uses a new technology of high speed Digital Signal Processors (DSP), a single processor based metering system, which is sufficient to monitor and control the complete substation. Thus a tremendous cost saving is possible by using this technology.
The company has implemented a scaled version of this system in 135 substations of Gulbarga Distribution Company in Karnataka at an estimated cost of Rs1crore. Similar equivalent systems from multinationals would cost at least Rs6 crore.