Crompton Greaves to make transformers in India

The plant will also assemble control and relay panels using these devices, complying with the latest substation automation standard — IEC 61850.

Industrial transformers maker Crompton Greaves, part of the Avantha Group, is setting up a greenfield plant in Bangalore, India to make intelligent electronic devices used in the control and monitoring of power systems.

The plant will also assemble control and relay panels using these devices, complying with the latest substation automation standard — IEC 61850.

The deployment of smart grid technologies is expected to rise to keep pace with the increasing complexities of the country's power networks

Offering control and efficiency in power supply, a smart grid could go a long way in protecting consumers from the kind of outage Northern India experienced recently.

As of now, pilot projects for smart grid technologies are being carried out in several cities, including Bangalore.

This plant will be the base for manufacturing in India the entire range of protection, control and communication products from Crompton Greaves's automation business unit. With the acquisition of ZIV complete, CG gets access to ZIV's smart grid technologies, including expertise in grid automation.

Covering 4,050 square meters, the plant will employ 30 people in its first year of operations.

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