The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has selected Consyst—a Kochi-based system integrator providing Industry 4.0 automation solutions—to build the State Renewable Energy Data Center in Thiruvananthapuram district of the state.
Consyst’s scope of work includes design, engineering, supply and commissioning of IT equipment and software solutions to collect real-time data from various MW- and kW-scale solar power plants distributed across the state.
Once commissioned, the system will help KSEB to evaluate and analyse the performance of renewable energy generation in the state more precisely in real time and manage grid operations better.
Speaking about the contract, Consyst managing director Jasir Sabri said, “The state of Kerala does not have a lot of empty, spare lands to build large solar power plants and is relying on rooftop installations to contribute to the target set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. KSEB is promoting its ‘Soura’ scheme where numerous grid-tied kW plants are supposed to generate power.
“This project will use state-of-the-art technologies like remote terminal units, Cloud Computing and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to connect kW and MW solar PV plants and deliver business value to our esteemed customer KSEB and help achieve its ambitious green energy goals.”