State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) of Gujarat is situated in the premises of 132 KV Gotri Sub-station at Vadodara city.
It is nerve center for power grid of entire State of Gujarat. SLDC is responsible for healthy, efficient and economic operation of power system.
The objective of SLDC can be define in one line as “Managing Quality power most economically.”
As a part of the various functions, SLDC has to remain in contact with other utilities like GUVNL(Trading Co.), GSECL (Generating Co.), DISCOM’s (DGVCL, MGVCL, UGVCL, PGVCL), AEC, SEC, IPP’s, CPP’s, Non-Conventional Generating Units and has to be conversant with the matters pertaining to concern utility for best result.
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition system referred as SCADA is available at SLDC to get on line data of power system. System analog data such as MW, MVAR, KV and HZ and digital data such as breaker isolator ON or OFF status is available for all power stations, all 400 KV sub-stations and strategic 220 KV sub-stations. The various functions of SLDC are,