Alstom Grid has been awarded a €13 million order by the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) in Kuwait for the modification of the Jahra District Control Center, to implement Alstom Grid's advanced IDMS, "integrated Distribution Management Solution". During the course of the project, Alstom Grid will also provide a comprehensive set of support services to MEW, relying on the long established partnership between the two companies.
In addition to expertise and support, this project will bring to the country a state-of-the-art Energy Management and Distribution System, with latest features of Alstom Grid's e-terra solution suite. It will become a foundation for a full integration of Smart Grid applications to support Kuwait's need for greater grid efficiency and reliability.
The project is based on Alstom Grid's e-terraplatform and e-terradistribution grid management solutions. These suites of applications are developed to meet the operational needs of dispatchers and network operators, and are at the heart of the Energy Management System (EMS) for electrical networks. Alstom Grid has the largest EMS installed base managing more than 60% of the energy flow in the Near & Middle East region.Mr. Ali AL-WAZZAN, Assistant Under Secretary (AUS) for Supervisory Control Centres and Information System & Supervision and acting AUS for Transmission & Electrical Networks said, "We are impressed by the pro-active way Alstom Grid went about convincing us with the merits of their recommendation and their smart grid-ready solution to increase the efficiency of our network. This is a major step forward in our strategic collaboration with Alstom."Jean-Michel Cornille, Senior Vice President for Alstom Grid's Automation Business commented, "We are delighted by MEW's renewed confidence in Alstom Grid's leadership in Smart Grid-ready management solutions that respond to fast changing industry challenges for greater grid efficiency, reliability, stability and integration of renewable energy sources into the grid. We look forward to our ever expanding cooperation."
Project completion is due by September 2013.