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18th Jan. 2016
CG’s smart grid solutions to support the expansion of Dominican Republic’s transmission network

Mumbai, January 18, 2016:  Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded an attractive contract to equip seven transmission substations of Dominican Republic Transmission Utility ETED (Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica Dominicana) with ZIV Substation Automation and Telecommunication Systems. The timing for delivery is March 2016, followed by project commissioning by June 2016. The project is part of the expansion of the electricity transmission system in the southern region of the Dominican Republic where the largest wind farm in the country is located.


Cruce de Cabral substation is one of the 7 substations to be equipped with ZIV solutions. It connects the national power grid to ‘Los Cocos wind farm’, the first and largest wind farm in the country with a generating capacity of 77.2 MW with 40 mills, equivalent to 100,000 households supplied with clean energy or a million low consumption bulbs burning for one year. ZIV was also the system chosen for the protection and automation of Los Cocos in the latest expansion that increased the capacity of the first stage of the wind farm (25.2 MW) by 200%.


The awarded contract includes not only ZIV Protection, Control, Telecommunication and Engineering services but also a complete Telecom System for another four existing substations. They will be equipped with ZIV Universal Teleprotection Sytems according to the Telecom Engineering Project.


CG foresees a strong growth in the Smart Grid segment with ZIV solutions, especially after a successful year with key wins from some of the most relevant and innovative European Utilities such as Iberdrola and Gas Natural Fenosa in Spain, EDP in Portugal and ERDF in France. CG offers ZIV meters, data concentrator units (DCU), distribution automation solutions (DAS) and Substation Automation Systems (SAS).


Commenting on this significant win, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO and Managing Director Mr. Laurent Demortier said, “We thank ETED for this opportunity to partner them in the expansion of their transmission networks, which is critical to any country’s growth. Our technological strength, backed by a large field experience on the behavior and performance of different communication technologies has proven to be a key factor for CG in gaining a strategic position in the global smart grid market. As an agile company we are already working on new ZIV solutions beyond advanced metering infrastructure to ensure our technological edge”.



ZIV Substation Automation Laboratory for IEC61850 interoperable systems



About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 10,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation and industries. The company is organised into three business groups: Power, Industrial, and Automation.


 For more information on CG, please visit: www.cgglobal.com



About ZIV


CG, after acquiring ZIV, is the key provider of smart meters in Spain and an important player in the global smart grid market with more than four million smart  meters deployed worldwide.  Headquartered in Bilbao, Spain, CG hosts the centre of excellence for the development of smart grid solutions commercialised under the ZIV® brand.  CG offers ZIV meters, data concentrator units (DCU), distribution automation solutions (DAS) and Substation Automation Systems (SAS).



About Avantha


The Avantha Group’s entities in diversified sectors include Crompton Greaves (power transmission and distribution equipment and services), BILT (paper and pulp), The Global Green Company Limited (food processing), Biltech Building Elements Limited (infrastructure), Avantha Power (energy), Avantha Business Solutions Limited (IT and ITES), Jg Glass (glass containers).


With a global footprint, the Group operates in 90 countries with more than 25,000 employees worldwide.


For more information on Avantha, please visit: www.avanthagroup.com


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head – Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
10th floor, CG House
Worli, Mumbai 400 030, India
Mrs. Shravani Dang
Vice President &
Group Head - Corporate Communications
Avantha Group
1st floor, Thapar House
24, Janpath Lane, New Delhi 110 001, India

T : +91 22 24237516 / 67558771

Tel (D): +91 11 41699282
Tel (B): +91 11 23368332


Itziar Lasaosa
CG Automation Communications Manager
PT Zamudio, 210. Zamudio.
Bizkaia. Spain

T+34 625709727
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