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ABB India will deliver a 110 kilovolt (kV) digital substation to Technopark, the largest Information Technology (IT) park in India, based on built-up area, located in the southern state of Kerala and spanning an area of 930,000 square meters. Due to the nature of the industry, the campus is highly dependent on reliable, round the clock power to serve the 350 companies employing more than 50,000 people.
Technopark is currently in an expansion mode and is envisioned to become a self-contained township with potential to employ a hundred thousand people working in the fields of IT, biotechnology and nanotechnology, increasing the need for reliable power supplies for commercial and residential consumers.
“This will be among the first digital substations in India and supports the country’s vision of smarter grids and cities” said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB Group’s Power Grids division. ”It highlights the increasing digitalization of the grid, a key focus area of our Next Level strategy and reinforces our digital thrust based on our common ABB Ability offering.”
“India is today a global hub for digital services and transitioning from conventional to the digital power grid is the need of the hour. Digital substations are more dependable and flexible while reducing life-cycle cost and physical footprint,” said Pitamber Shivnani, President, Power Grids Division, ABB India. “ABB continues to pioneer technologies that support the future for India’s digital power grid and the vision of India’s National Smart Grid Mission.”