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08th Apr. 2014
CG installs ZIV Substation Automation System at Latin America's largest photovoltaic power plant

  • Complete 61850  Substation Automation System (SAS) and associated engineering
  • Intelligent Electrical Devices (IED), system integration, commissioning, and training


Mumbai, April 8, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG’s Automation Business Unit (BU), through the Spanish contractor Isastur, has installed, in the Llanos de LLampo substation, in Chile, a complete 61850 SAS based on ZIV protection IEDs and  a SAS gateway, providing also the associated engineering, system integration, commissioning, and training services. The size of the order is 500.000 Euros.


SunEdison’s 100-Megawatt Llano de Llampos substation is located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. It distributes the energy generated by the largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Latin America (100 MW). The Substation`s PV modules transform sunlight radiation into direct current (DC) electric power after converting it to alternating current (AC) by means of an inverter. This power is then distributed through the Sistema Interconectado Central High Voltage (HV) power lines.


After acquiring ZIV, CG is a key provider and an important player in the global smart grid market where it offers ZIV meters, protections, communication and automation solutions. CG offers innovative Substation Automation Systems (SAS) and Distribution Automation Solutions (DAS) commercialized under the ZIV® brand. ZIV has successfully been working in Latin America for the last 16 years supplying its IEDs and Systems to the main Utilities in the Region.  


Speaking about this SAS project, Mr. Alejandro Vega, Isastur project Manager at Llano de Campos, said “ZIV played a key role in the successful commissioning of the 61850 Substation Automation System, meeting both delivery time and budget. They have continually displayed their technical ability to ensure minimum deviations throughout the commissioning period. We are very satisfied with the supplied ZIV 61850 SAS and with the service provided all the way from tender to commissioning.”


Speaking about this project, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Laurent Demortier said: “As a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy, this installation reaffirms our strengths in several areas - our expertise in automation technology, our expertise in transmission and distribution of power from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic power plants, and our expertise and presence in Latin America. It is another milestone in our global expansion and a vital component of our plans to gain expertise in technologies that cover the entire power spectrum – from generation, to automated transmission and distribution, to final consumption.”


Mr. Laurent Demortier, CEO and Managing Director of CG




About CG


Avantha Group Company CG is a global pioneering leader in the management and application of electrical energy. With more than 15,000 employees across its operations in around 85 countries, CG provides electrical products, systems and services for utilities, power generation, industries, and consumers. The company is organized into four business groups: Power, Industrial, Automation, and Consumer. CG clocks US$ 2.3 billion in revenues from product lines that cover the entire value chain of engineering offerings.


CG’s Automation headquarters located in Bilbao, Spain, hosts the center of excellence for the development of CG’s smart grid solutions commercialized under the ZIV® brand


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



About Avantha


The Rs. 25,000 crores (US$4bn) Avantha Group is one of India`s leading business conglomerates. Its successful 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), Salient 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. Led by Gautam Thapar, Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.


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



For further information, please contact


Ms. Paula Sengupta
Global Head - Communications
CG (Crompton Greaves Limited)
CG House, 10th floor
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

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.


Tel : 34 625709727



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