“With an increasing need for power, technology solutions have come to the aid of the power and utility industry. The adoption of digital and automated substations meet the need to run at a lower cost, higher efficiency and faster speed. Increasing environmental awareness about carbon emissions are also driving the adoption of digital substations that can integrate renewable Distributed Energy Resource (DER) and deliver clean energy, with a much smaller carbon footprint. Globally, this is the new paradigm for energy generation units. The new digital substation is the defining factor in this transformation of the energy sector and substation automation is the heart of this new power system. To keep pace with this modernization, it is imperative that the SAS be smarter than before,” says Manoj Vivek, Technical Solutions Leader – Power and Industrial Automation, QuEST Global and Inbu Raja EK, Technical Architect – Power Domain, QuEST Global in a thought leadership article published by Energetica India.