Electrical product and system supplier CG has installed a substation automation system (SAS) at a 100MW solar PV plant in Chile’s Atacama desert in a deal worth €500,000.

Using solutions from its Spanish subsidiary ZIV Metering Solutions, CG’s Automation Business Unit installed a complete 61850 SAS based on ZIV protection IEDs and a SAS gateway at the 100MW Llano de Llampos substation, which distributes energy from the largest solar PV plant in the region built by Sun Edison.

The deal also included associated engineering, system integration, commissioning and training services.

CG bought out ZIV to raise its profile in the global smart grid market where it offers ZIV meters, protections, communication and automation solutions.

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.

As part of a global expansion strategy, CG recently confirmed it is working on advanced metering infrastructure projects in 10 countries worldwide.

Laurent Demortier, CEO and managing director of CG, said: “This installation 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.”

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