CG Installs ZIV Substation Automation System at Latin America's Largest Photovoltaic Power Plant
Avantha Group Company CG's Automation Business Unit (BU), through the Spanish contractor Isastur, has installed in the Llanos de LLampo substation in Chile a complete 61850 SAS based on ZIV protection IEDs and a SAS gateway, providing also the associated engineering, system integration, commissioning, and training services. The size of the order is 500.000 Euros.
SunEdison's 100-Megawatt Llano de Llampos substation is located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. It distributes the energy generated by the largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Latin America (100 MW). The Substation's PV modules transform sunlight radiation into direct current (DC) electric power after converting it to alternating current (AC) by means of an inverter. This power is then distributed through the Sistema Interconectado Central High Voltage (HV) power lines.
After acquiring ZIV, CG is a key provider and an important player in the global smart grid market where it offers ZIV meters, protections, communication and automation solutions. CG offers innovative Substation Automation Systems (SAS) and Distribution Automation Solutions (DAS) commercialized under the ZIV® brand. ZIV has successfully been working in Latin America for the last 16 years supplying its IEDs and Systems to the main Utilities in the Region.
Speaking about this SAS project, Mr. Alejandro Vega, Isastur project Manager at Llano de Campos, said: 'ZIV played a key role in the successful commissioning of the 61850 Substation Automation System, meeting both delivery time and budget. They have continually displayed their technical ability to ensure minimum deviations throughout the commissioning period. We are very satisfied with the supplied ZIV 61850 SAS and with the service provided all the way from tender to commissioning.'
Speaking about this project, Avantha Group Company CG's CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier said: 'As a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy, this installation reaffirms our strengths in several areas - our expertise in automation technology, our expertise in transmission and distribution of power from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic power plants, and our expertise and presence in Latin America. It is another milestone in our global expansion and a vital component of our plans to gain expertise in technologies that cover the entire power spectrum - from generation, to automated transmission and distribution, to final consumption.'