This hybrid project is the first of its kind in the country: the village of Modhera and its 1,400 households will be supplied 24/7 with solar energy, materialising the vision of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to symbolically make Modhera – home of the Sun Temple, a protected archaeological Hindu complex dedicated to the solar deity Surya – self-reliant thanks to sustainable solar power.
“This was a very prestigious project for Mahindra Susten, and we acknowledge major contribution by GPM in successfully delivering it” said Pramod Kalyanshetty, Head Procurement and Chief Risk Officer at Mahindra Susten, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for this project of national importance.
The implemented GPM’s Power Plant Controller (GPM PPC) and Energy Management System (EMS) solutions have showcased their flexibility in hardware design and software configuration to implement complex functions and a high-level customised control philosophy in this project.
Specifically, GPM PPC and EMS are the master controllers enabling the project’s different automatic and manual controls. This architecture has really pushed the boundaries of complex controls in a renewable energy site, allowing the following: black start, islanding, anti-islanding, energy shifting, state of charge (SOC) management and balancing, as well as frequency and voltage support.
Additionally, the following systems are also integrated and monitored into the GPM solution provided:
271 no's x 1kW Rooftop Solar System on the residential building in Modera with API (application programming interface)
1610 no’s smart meters
Electric Vehicle charging Station
3rd party system
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