Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has selected Siemens for upgrading its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition / Energy Management System (SCADA/EMS) at its Load Dispatch Center (LDC) located in Kathmandu. The prestigious fast-track project has been funded by German government-owned development bank KfW.
NEA, parent generator and distributor of electric power under the supervision of the government of Nepal, has been planning to replace its 15-year-old SCADA/EMS with a state–of-the art system that will enhance the capacity of the LDC. The upgradation will help meet the requirements of expansion of the network and the smooth operation of Integrated Nepalese Power System.
Siemens will implement the new SCADA/EMS system, built around Spectrum Power 7, its innovative Energy Management System platform for controlling and monitoring the INPS. This system provides advanced tools for monitoring and operational improvement of a large and complex electrical transmission network. The ‘multi-site’ feature of the Spectrum Power 7 helps in establishing an emergency / backup control center in a seamless manner.
Dr. Harald Griem, Executive Vice President and Head, Energy Management, Siemens India, said, “We are delighted to partner with NEA in its endeavor to modernize its energy management system and expand its distribution network. The state-of-the art SCADA/EMS system from Siemens will enable NEA to deliver true value to its consumers by providing uninterrupted, high quality of power to allow sustained growth of Nepalese economy.”
Siemens has a wide range of Smart Grid Solutions and Services for power utilities including SCADA / EMS / DMS / OMS, Meter Data Management Systems, and Asset Life Cycle Management solutions, which help power utilities in managing their electricity grid efficiently.