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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 Corporation’s power generation. The India Smart Grid Foundation (ISGF) Innovation Award, one of India’s most prestigious ones, recognised ABB India’s efforts by awarding the “Smart Technology of the Year 2016” to this project. The Sharavathi project with seamless integration of complete plant data is an example of ABB’s future-ready technologies, enabling the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and aligns with the government’s push for 24x7 reliable ‘Power for all’ with focus on smart power infrastructure and digitalisation.
Bengaluru, which is home to ABB’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.
“We are delighted to receive this honour. This is a testimony to our customer focus and speed, complementing ABB’s next level automation platform with timely delivery and execution,” said Ahmad Khan, Vice President, Power Generation and Water, ABB India Limited. “Such projects will be key to realising the objective of India’s National Smart Grid Mission, for customers to reap the full benefits of digitalisation with seamless integration thereby contributing to reliable supply of electricity,” he added