Hitachi ABB Power Grids has won a project of over USD 17 million by Bharat Aluminum Company (BALCO), to ensure improved reliability of the power distribution system at its Korba plant in Chhattisgarh. PTR expects that the domestic consumption of aluminum in India will increase in the next decade, therefore, key players such as BALCO are preparing to be able to cater to this demand.

Under the order, Hitachi ABB Power Grids will be supplying fully engineered 400 kV GIS substations that will replace an existing apparatus to better assimilate power from BALCO’s captive generation plants, delivering it with efficiency to the Korba aluminum smelter.

Additionally, Hitachi ABB Power Grids is equipping the substations with its MicroSCADA automation solution to monitor and control the aluminum producer’s grid in real time and ensure maximum power availability. It is also deploying its 500 MVA power transformers to further enhance grid efficiency and safety.

Furthermore, all the equipment for this project is being manufactured domestically in line with the Government of India’s Make-in-India initiative.

Through this project, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has gotten one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming the preferred vendor for the Indian industries. Link to the news: https://www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com/news/global-news/press-releases/hitachi-abb-power-grids-in-india-chosen-by-balco-to-strengthen-its-mission-critical-power-infrastructure