Alstom clinches Kuwait smart grid deal
Kuwait, March 12, 2012
Alstom Grid, a global leader in the world of power generation and transmission, said it has been selected by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) to further modernize its grid operations.
The project includes an upgrade of the Kuwait town district control center’s energy management system (EMS), a new integrated distribution management system (IDMS) and an asset management system (AMS), said a statement from Alstom Grid.
As per the contract, Alstom Grid will enhance the management of its network assets through the implementation of a fully integrated grid management solution.
Through its advanced e-terraplatform and e-terradistribution solutions, Alstom will create a single system for managing the medium and high voltage operations of the Kuwait Town District Control Center, the statement added.
In addition to managing the real-time operations of the grid, the system access will be extended to maintenance departments to better manage the ministry's assets, review their health index, and decide on appropriate maintenance strategies.
“We are very happy to continue our long established relationship with Alstom,” said Ali Al Wazzan AUS (Supervisory Control Centres and Information System & Supervision) of Kuwait MEW.
“Alstom’s fully integrated solution will take us into the smart grid design of our system, along the recommendations of the Smart Grid Maturity Model. Alstom’s e-terra solution suite will improve our grid’s reliability and efficiency, while providing advanced network security functions for our grid operators and actionable asset information for our maintenance staff,” he stated.
On the win, Karim El-Naggar, VP of Network Management Solutions for Alstom Grid, said, 'Alstom’s leadership in both traditional grid management and smart grid operations will allow Kuwait town to quickly adapt to future changes in the system, integrate smart devices and applications, and renewable generation, while maintaining the same high standard of efficiency and reliability of their grid.”
“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with such trusted and forward-thinking partners,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service