DAS

Bangalore Distribution Up-gradation Project:

Introduction:

BESCOM has embarked upon a project to automate the Distribution network for monitoring, control and operation of the 11 kV network in the Bangalore City. The implementation of Distribution Automation in the Bangalore City will enhance the reliability and quality of power supply.

The cost of the Project is estimated to Rs. 563 Crores. The JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) is extending financial assistance to an extent of Rs. 417 Crores for this project. The project is schedule to be completed on FY 2013-14. The Project Management Consultancy has been awarded to M/S KEMA, USA and M/S CPRI, Bangalore.

Objectives:

  • Providing assured quality and reliability of power supply.
  • To improve quality of service management and customers satisfaction.
  • To avoid loss of time for fault location and restoration due to manual operation.
  • To improve the reliability of power supply in Bangalore City thereby increase in energy sales and hence revenue.
  • To integrate all IT related activities on to a common Distribution Management System.
  • To improve Network Control management.
  • Optimum power factor, reduction in losses.
  • Enabling of online energy audit (AMR systems).

The Scope of the works includes drawing of 11kV new UG/ OH to suit the system for distribution automation, providing 11kV UG/AB cable to suit the system for distribution automation, Retrofitting of existing RMU Operating Devices, Providing motorized mechanism, Providing compact RMU’s for spur points of overhead lines, Remote Terminal Units (RTU) with communication facility at all RMU locations, and Establishing Master Control Centre at Corporate level with necessary communication, hardware and software.

BENEFITS OF DAS

  • Providing assured quality and reliability of power supply, thereby increase in energy sales and hence revenue.
  • To improve quality of service management and customer satisfaction.
  • Optimum power factor, reduction in losses.
  • Real time control over the costly energy sold.
  • Improved efficiency results in lower costs.
  • Enables online energy audit (AMR Systems).