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Sterlite Power Uses Robotic Technology for High Voltage Transmission Line

Innovations like Skyrob will accelerate the roll-out of these systems to replace legacy protection and communication systems.

August 30, 2019

Skyrob can perform visual inspection and health monitoring of existing earth wire and conductors of the transmission line.

Sterlite Power, a leading global developer of power transmission assets, has pioneered robotic technology for the installation of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) on high voltage power transmission lines under energized (‘live-line’) conditions. For the first time in India, this method will be deployed to replace existing earth wire. Skyrob assisted operations for OPGW stringing will enhance safety and accelerate speed as well as quality of projects. Furthermore, Skyrob can perform visual inspection and health monitoring of existing earth wire and conductors of the transmission line.

Launching this latest technology with OPGW stringing of the 400 kV Gurgaon-Bhiwadi line, Mr. Pravin Agarwal, Group Chairman, Sterlite Power, said, “ Innovation is a core value which inspires us to push technological boundaries and develop state of the art solutions, addressing customer challenges through the framework of time, space and capital. We put a very high premium on safety, and it is paramount for us across the group”.

Mr. Manish Agarwal, CEO, Solutions Business, Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd. said, “We are encouraged by the government’s progressive steps towards uptake of fiber-based communication systems for grid reliability and control. Innovations like ‘Skyrob’ will accelerate the roll out of these systems to replace legacy protection and communication systems”.

A reliable energy delivery system requires resilient infrastructure and the increasing complexity of Grid operations significantly necessitates dynamic monitoring of Grid conditions on a real-time basis. To enable this, Sterlite Power delivers OPGW based communication systems having reliability, availability, security of the highest order and least latency delivering over 8000+ km of OPGW under live line conditions.

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