Tata Power innovates with Toshiba & Cargill

To design and develop India’s 1st Pad mount Substation

February 11, 2016. By Moulin


Tata Power has announced that it has partnered with Toshiba and Cargill to design and develop India’s first Green, Safe and Compact Natural Ester based Pad Mount Substation

A Pad mount substation is an integrated unit which houses the HT elements, transformer and LT elements in a tank filled with Cargill’s Envirotemp™ FR3™ natural ester fluid. This design has helped reduce the land footprint requirement by almost 70 per cent as compared to conventional substations. This fully enclosed safe, fireproof, green and compact design is ideal for installation in public places like parks, malls etc. The safe and green design of transformer  is attributed to the use of Natural Ester which have a Fire point  of more than 360 Deg C as against 160 Deg C for Mineral Oil and hence are highly safe.

These substations are safest solution to gradually replace the conventional plinth mounted and Pole Mounted Substation filled with mineral oil, installed in public spaces which have fair degree of vulnerability to fire, thus endangering public safety. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MD, Tata Power, said, “We are extremely proud of our Technology and Transmission & distribution colleagues who continue to make use of innovative technology in order to provide the best to the consumers. With the installation of India’s first green, state-of-the-art and compact natural ester filled pad mounted consumer substation, we are a step closer towards achieving growth through sustainable development. Tata Power' continues to power the future as pioneers of technological innovations to promote green initiatives”

Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, CMD, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems India Pvt. Ltd. (TTDI) said, “Technological innovation is the solution to many of our latent needs. Toshiba is extremely proud to associate with Tata Power to bring the best of the technologies in the world to improve the life of millions of people in India. This venture has created safety for people, a cleaner environment and more space to live.”

Mr. Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India, said, “Pad mount substations have been used in the United States for a number of years.  It is exciting to see Tata Power enhance this best practice with a 70% footprint reduction in their substations. Through collaboration with Tata Power and Toshiba, our FR3 natural ester fluid technology enables these important innovations that improve grid reliability, safety and environmental impact.

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