Schneider Electric spearheads automation efforts at India’s largest wastewater treatment facility, advancing water sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Schneider Electric, a prominent leader in spearheading the digital revolution in energy management and cutting-edge automation, is playing a pivotal role in supporting the Namami Gange initiative by contributing to the sustainable automation of India’s Largest Single Stage Wastewater Treatment Plant in Delhi. This transformative project, aligned with the Delhi Jal Board Yamuna Action Plan, is being realized through a collaborative effort with SUEZ, a global expert in environmental services, entrusted with the construction of this crucial plant. Schneider Electric stands at the forefront as the primary provider of energy management and NextGen automation solutions.

With a staggering capacity to treat 564 million liters of sewage sustainably each day, this state-of-the-art plant is poised to cater to the needs of approximately 30 million residents in the national capital. Its primary objective is to elevate water quality standards and mitigate pollution levels in the river, all while striving for self-sufficiency and sustainability by generating about 50 percent of its energy requirements through biogas.

Underlining Schneider Electric’s commitment in the Water and Wastewater Treatment, Deepak Sharma, Zone President- Greater India and MD & CEO, Schneider Electric India says, “Recognising the critical importance of sustainable water management in India amidst rising water demands, Schneider Electric remains dedicated towards delivering innovative digital solutions for water and wastewater management. Our partnership with SUEZ and Delhi Jal Board to automate India’s largest Single Stage Wastewater Treatment Plant underscores our commitment to nation-building and sustainable water management. We are proud to play a key role in this transformative project, leveraging our automation solutions to enhance plant efficiency and reliability, while ensuring self-sustainability in its energy requirements.”

Emphasising the need to embrace automation for sustainably treating wastewater, Arvind Kakru, Vice President- Industrial Automation, Greater India Zone, Schneider Electric says, “We at Schneider Electric are focused on propelling sustainability in India through accelerated use of digital technologies and sustainable solutions. It is a privilege for us to be a part of the Namami Gange project by automating the country’s largest wastewater treatment plant. Our state-of-the-art EcoStruxure portfolio stands as the foremost universal automation and digitalisation solution, driving efficiency, sustainability, and operational reliability.”

The plant has been meticulously engineered to meet stringent water discharge quality standards, harnessing the power of Schneider Electric’s advanced universal automation technology. Operating as a fully automated facility, it boasts complete control driven by Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled EcoStruxure platform, ensuring a secure, dependable, efficient, and sustainable approach to wastewater treatment. This includes the deployment of EcoStruxure Process Expert Automation platform, Altivar Process Drives, Altivar Soft Starters, Micom relays, Transformers, and MV & LV solutions.

Through collaborative efforts with SUEZ, Schneider Electric has seamlessly integrated a range of advanced digital solutions within the plant, enhancing operational efficiency, reliability, and uptime while providing long-term service support. SUEZ’s advanced technologies, tailored to local conditions, health standards, and water resource protection, further solidify the project’s success.

The significance of this project extends beyond providing clean water to the region; it addresses the broader environmental challenge posed by the Water and Wastewater industry, a significant contributor to global warming. Schneider Electric’s solutions are strategically designed to empower customers by enhancing energy efficiency, facilitating the transition to sustainable energy, and ultimately decarbonizing infrastructure, thus aligning with the company’s commitment to driving sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.

In essence, Schneider Electric’s collaboration with SUEZ in automating India’s largest wastewater treatment plant not only marks a significant milestone in sustainable water management but also exemplifies a proactive approach towards combating climate change and fostering a healthier, more sustainable future for communities and the planet at large.

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