CtrlS Deploys Asia’s Largest Gas Insulated Substation in Mumbai

CtrlS has deployed Asia’s largest Gas Insulated Substation (GIS), which is currently having 300 MW of capacity and can scale up to 700 MW, in Mumbai.

January 12, 2022. By Manu Tayal

CtrlS has deployed Asia’s largest Gas Insulated Substation (GIS), which is currently having 300 MW of capacity and can scale up to 700 MW, in Mumbai.

The substation has been backed by three different sources and diversified paths ensuring 100 per cent availability of power at all times, thus powering the 2 million square feet CtrlS Datacenter Campus.

The campus, spread across 10 Data Centers, has been currently under construction of which four rated-4 data centers are operational.

The CtrlS GIS facility has very limited sensitivity to environment, and humidity. It is highly corrosion resistant, seismic resistant, enjoys an operating life of greater than 50 years, with no maintenance requirement for 25 years and protected against aggressive environmental conditions.

The GIS deployed is one of the first large scale deployment in Asia powered by 3 line configuration (N+N+1). It has 3 source substation backed by 2 or more substations. Thus, providing highest reliability.

CtrlS is equipped to deliver large capacities such as 100 MW of power to any customer in 15 to 18 months.

Gopalakrishnan, Managing Director, GBCI, Southeast Asia and Middle East, said, “CtrlS deploying a 300 MW gas insulated substation (GIS) is a path breaking phenomenon in the industry. This is the first of its kind deployment of power infrastructure by any data center company in the Asia Pacific region. What is more interesting is the fact that CtrlS has planned ahead by ensuring that the GIS can be scaled up to 700 MW. Combined with its planned addition of 2 million green data center footprint in Mumbai the company is now poised to address the needs of high-density racks. Through this investment, CtrlS has again placed sustainability and efficiency at the core of its operations to provide its customers with world-class green data centers in India. Demonstrating its unparalleled commitment to sustainability, Ctrls Mumbai received its LEED Platinum certification under LEED v4 O+M in 2017 and has registered their second project within the same campus for LEED under LEED v4 BD+C in 2019.”

“The deployment of 300 MW gas insulated substation scalable to 700 MW is our commitment to the industry as we continue to address the growing needs of hyperscalers, telcos, BFSI, healthcare, gaming, and new age companies. We stay committed to adopting innovative approaches to serve the unmet needs of our customers,” said Sridhar Pinnnapureddy, Founder and CEO, CtrlS Datacenters.

The total space required for a GIS is roughly 10 per cent of that needed for a conventional air insulated substation (AIS) facility.

Siddharth Jain, Managing Director, EPI (India) said, “CtrlS always sees change as an opportunity. As an innovative company, it has now set yet another benchmark by commissioning Asia’s Largest Gas Insulated Substation (GIS). This perhaps will be a trendsetter in the Asian data center industry.”

CtrlS has deployed a new generation 300 MW GIS with reliability, performance and security through real-time monitoring, interoperability and automation.

The company is planning to expand its hyperscale data center footprint to 6 million in the next 18 to 24 months across Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, besides enhancing its edge data center network in tier-2 and tier-3 cities in the country.
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