Greentech Lead Europe: ABB, a provider of power and automation technology solutions, announced it has won an order from LS Industrial Systems (LSIS) to deliver a utility communications solution that will serve seven electricity distribution control centers in Iraq.
The project is part of a larger infrastructure improvement initiative currently being carried out by the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq, aimed at establishing a dependable power network to support economic and social development in the country.
ABB will deliver a communications system, capable of transmitting data from 428 distribution substations and 150 maintenance centers in the grid to seven regional control centers. The company’s expertise in smart grid technologies enables them to provide a multi-component system from a single source.
The system will include broadband wireless radios to carry both data and voice transmissions, ensuring reliable operation of the grid and supporting the speedy identification, isolation and resolution of faults.
Communications play a key role in coordinating operations in electricity networks. It provides the high- performance data services required by most operational networks and supports multiple applications.
The high-capacity wireless communication network being delivered in Iraq will bring a number of advantages to the grid. The radios can communicate over distances in excess of 50 km to provide a scalable, highly flexible and cost-effective solution. Wireless communication is well-suited to challenging terrains and built-up areas, the company said.
Recently ABB was selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands.