Wins award for its power generation control room project for the state government-owned Mahagenco
Mumbai: Maharashtra State Power Generation Company’s (Mahagenco) generation control room project, designed and executed by CMC, was declared winner in the eGovernance category; named the Best Government-to-Government Initiative of the Year of the eMaharashtra Awards 2012.Speaking on the occasion, R Ramanan, MD and CEO, CMC, said: “Winning the 2012 eMaharashtra Jury Award is a true honour and an accomplishment for us at CMC. I am delighted that we have won this award in the energy and power sector where CMC has developed several innovative engineering solutions to meet complex demands of the sector, which help ensure quality and reliability of the power supply.”
The eMaharashtra Awards are a platform to address regional issues and challenges in ICT initiatives within Maharashtra and explore new avenues for ICT applications in the state along with promoting public-private partnerships in the ICT sector to address region specific concerns. The winners were announced at the eMaharashtra – State eGovernance Leadership Summit, which was held in Mumbai, India, on April 27, 2012, at Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan.
Mahagenco, a PSU owned by the Maharashtra Government, is in the business of power generation, with nine power plants located in Maharashtra. The key challenge for CMC was to set up a full-fledged generation control room for Mahagenco that would enable them to monitor key parameters in power generation from their HQ. The project scope included the design, engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of hardware equipment and software for setting up of generation control room for Mahagenco, at the head office, Prakashgad, Bandra, including data acquisition for all the nine power stations.
The generation control room project for Mahagenco is a first-of-its-kind project in India, where all the power plants’ real-time data is brought to the head office for monitoring purposes. The project executed by CMC will lead to a reduction in the fuel cost through optimised operation of the plants through performance monitoring. It will also help in increasing revenue through proper management of load dispatch of units.