Mumbai, India --- (METERING.COM) --- March 7, 2012  - The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. has placed an order with Siemens for the installation of turnkey supervisory control and data acquisition technology (SCADA/DMS) for the power distribution networks in eight cities.

The €18.5 million order has been awarded in connection with the Restructured Accelerated Power Development Reforms Program funded by the Indian government. The SCADA/DMS systems are to be installed and ready for operation by June 2013 and are expected to improve the availability and transparency of the distribution networks and cut the related power losses by as much as 15 percent.

The contract volume for Siemens Infrastructure & Cities includes the entire project management in addition to the development, manufacture, implementation and commissioning of SCADA/DMS supervisory control centers for the eight cities in the state of Maharashtra, among them the Greater Mumbai area.

The order includes the installation of remote terminal units in 66, 33, and 22 kV substations in addition to the installation of more than 4,000 compact RTUs in the 11 kV distribution substations. A range of integrated IT systems, such as a customer care system and a geographic information system (GIS), ensures the fast fault elimination. Siemens will also provide maintenance and other services for a period of five years after commissioning of the systems.