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EGAT partners with INNOPOWER for grid modernisation

Transmission system improvement will support RE uncertainty and EV growth.

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with INNOPOWER Company Limited to drive the modernisation of Thailand’s grid.

In a statement, EGAT said the agreement will cover grid modernisation in the fields of unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems platform and centre, and online management systems for transformers.

The MOU was signed by Kitti Petchsantad, Deputy Governor - Transmission System of EGAT and INNOPOWER CEO Athip Tantivorawong.

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EGAT noted that the transmission system technology is important in dealing with the intermittency of renewable energy and the development of electric vehicles.

The technology can be categorised into four with the first category being drone, robotics, and augmented reality/virtual reality to effectively monitor the operation and maintenance of the system.

Smart sensors and the Internet of things is also vital technology to integrate modern data management systems in the system to monitor in real-time the changes in transmission lines and substations.

Another category is the integrated data centre platform that will facilitate data awareness, tracking, and analysis of the transmission system for efficient data management.

EGAT also cited artificial intelligence that processes statistical data of the electricity as the fourth category as this will improve the efficiency and the stability of the grid.

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