ICSA India enters Scada domain
ICSA India Ltd, the embedded technology solutions and infrastructure deployment service provider that targets the power sector, has entered the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (Scada) business in India.
The real time monitoring and control of the distribution systems through state-of-the art Scada encompassing all networks will help in reducing Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses and increase efficiency in the energy management.
“We believe that the Scada opportunity would be worth an estimated Rs2,500 crore over the next 3 years, spent through RAPDRP for deployments throughout the distribution companies across the country,” said G Bala Reddy, CMD, ICSA India Ltd.
“The need for SCADA is also imminent for oil, gas and water sectors in the near future. The combined size of the opportunity is yet to be estimated but it is envisaged that huge spending would take place in the next 3-5 years in these sectors as well,” he added.
The Scada system will also help achieve load balancing and considerable improvement in voltage profiles. It would also facilitate proper handling of loads while load shedding & restoration, efficient planning of network for future growth by using proven power system planning tools.
These data acquisition systems also help in: plugging pilferage points, enhancing the supply of quality power, helps in faster identification of faults, early restoration of power, efficient planning and design of networks.
Arc advisory research estimates the global shipments of Scada for the electrical power industry touched approximately US$1.6 billion in 2008 and may expand up to US$ 2.0 billion by 2013 and for the oil & gas it would reach US$1.3 billion by 2012.