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New smart transformer activated at Al Foah

Sep 17, 2019
Tech
Posted by Patrick Haddad

The Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, TRANSCO, and Siemens have recently announced the activation of a newly-installed smart power transformer.

The transformer, a Siemens Sensformer, was installed at TRANSCO’s Al Foah 220/33-kilovolt substation, part of a pilot project that will use the generated data to improve the performance of the substation.

The activation of the Sensformer at Al Foah is the first time the technology has been used in the UAE and the Middle East. These next-generation transformers act as information hubs and are equipped with a connectivity feature that transmits a defined set of data to a cloud-based platform application.

“The installation and activation of this smart transformer is part and parcel of the digital transformation journey we launched under the umbrella of our vision to be one of the top quartile utilities in the world by 2024,” said Dr. Bruce Stedall, TRANSCO MD.

Dr. Salem Al Harthi, Projects Director, added, “It is also in line with the directives of our visionary leadership, aimed at meeting the increasing demand for water and electricity across the areas we serve in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and abroad.”

“With this deployment, TRANSCO and Siemens will have the needed information to start the digital journey in transmission products and pave the way for the Internet of Energy,” explained Rafiq Hussain, Senior Vice President, Siemens Transmission Products in the Middle East.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Transformer / Michael Pereckas / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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