ABB India has restored and modernised the critical 1,035 MW Sharavathi hydropower plant in Karnataka, which accounts for around 25 per cent of the state utility Karnataka Power CorporationÂ’s power generation. The India Smart Grid Foundation (ISGF) Innovation Award, one of IndiaÂ’s most prestigious ones, recognised ABB IndiaÂ’s efforts by awarding the Â“Smart Technology of the Year 2016Â” to this project. The Sharavathi project with seamless integration of complete plant data is an example of ABBÂ’s future-ready technologies, enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and aligns with the governmentÂ’s push for 24×7 reliable Â‘Power for allÂ’ with focus on smart power infrastructure and digitalisation.
Bengaluru, which is home to ABBÂ’s headquarters in India, has over 1,550 engineers and technologists working across the entire power value chain solutions, helping power producers operate their plants in a more optimal and reliable way.
Â“We are delighted to receive this honour. This is a testimony to our customer focus and speed, complementing ABBÂ’s next level automation platform with timely delivery and execution,Â” said Ahmad Khan, Vice President, Power Generation and Water, ABB India Limited. Â“Such projects will be key to realising the objective of IndiaÂ’s National Smart Grid Mission, for customers to reap the full benefits of digitalisation with seamless integration thereby contributing to reliable supply of electricity,Â” he added