Smart grid study for Bangladesh
Commissioned by the West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (WZPDCL), a state-owned utility, the project is being worked on by a multi-disciplinary team of Tractebel experts. The goal is to increase the reliability and efficiency of the 33/11 kV distribution system through rehabilitation of substations and introduction of network automation. This will improve the reliability and reduce losses in the system.
Network analyses and simulations
The power transmission system is to be run on a largely automated basis in future and augmented by a distribution network management system (DMS). A SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition)
At present the experts from Tractebel are working on data gathering, network simulations and downstream analyses. This work will help contribute towards more efficient use of electric power. The project represents the start of the transition of the transmission and distribution networks in Bangladesh into a national "smart grid".
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