Toshiba Wins Order for Substation Operation Training Simulator in Pakistan・Training technicians to operate the electric power transmission and distribution grid will reduce power outages and contribute to stable power supply
・Operation start scheduled for November 2018; will secure efficient operation by training 120 operators a year
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has won an order to supply a substation operation training simulator to Mitsubishi Corporation. It will be installed in the newly built Training Center for Substation Operations in the training complex operated by Pakistan’s National Transmission and Despatch Company Ltd., and is scheduled to enter operation in November 2018.
The training simulator comprises operation training systems for a substation supervisory control system and protection relays. The former shows technicians how to control substation equipment, and trains them in handling power line incidents and securing recovery. The latter promotes better understanding of the protection relay, which quickly isolates the affected part of the power line in the event of an incident, and provides training of its operation.
Improving the operating efficiency of the transmission and distribution (T&D) grid to reduce transmission losses and power outages is a challenge for Pakistan, which needs more power to support its economic growth. Securing stable power supply requires substation modernization and the introduction of new equipment and systems for the grid, along with training of capable technicians. Until now, Pakistan’s National Transmission and Despatch Company could train technicians only during planned outages of the actual system, which was insufficient for ensuring their ability to respond quickly and effectively to incidents. The simulators will provide all required training for 120 technicians a year, and contribute to securing efficient operation.
“We are pleased to be involved in promoting operation capacity building for technicians supporting the grid operation in Pakistan,” commented Mr. Koichi Harazono, Vice President of the Transmission & Distribution Systems Div. in Toshiba’s Energy Systems & Solutions Company. “We believe that a positive evaluation of our proven track record as the leader in supervisory control system in Japanese market contributed to our selection.”
Toshiba applies know-how and technological capabilities cultivated over many years of product development and field experience to supporting power grid stability around the world.
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