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ASAsoft partners with TTDI to develop energy efficient distribution transformers for the Canadian market

ASAsoft partners with TTDI to develop energy efficient distribution transformers for the Canadian market

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The partners jointly intend to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions and create high paying skilled jobs in Canada

VICTORIA, BC (May 14, 2021) -  ASAsoft (Canada) Inc (“ASAsoft”) forays into Medium Power & Distribution Transformers in partnership with one of the largest and leading power and distribution transformer manufacturing giant, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems - India (“TTDI”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation Japan. 

ASAsoft and TTDI have signed an exclusive agreement to partner together to develop energy efficient distribution transformers for the Canadian market. ASAsoft will be front-ending the efforts in Canadian utilities and various other industry and EPC segments. 

The timing seems perfect for this partnership,” said Rajkumar Padmawar, CEO of ASAsoft. “It can play a significant role in the Cleantech space of Canada as the planet is preparing on how to reach new targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade and in addition we are in the midst of an electric vehicle (EV) boom”.

AMDT Transformers are critical to meet the targets. The environmental impact of a high-efficiency AMDT is substantially lower than that of standard transformers that Canada and British Columbia are currently using. Scientific data reveals the use of an amorphous metal core could prevent the emission of 140,000 tons of CO2 – equivalent to 60,000 kg of oil – during an operation period of 20 years for a 1,000 kVA transformer. The “No Load Losses” for an AMDT could be up to 75% lower than that of a conventional Distribution Transformer. 

“Amorphous Transformers contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and TTDI has been supplying AMDTs throughout the world to support this cause,” said Ramesh Babu P.S, Senior General Manager - International Marketing Distribution Transformers Division of TTDI. “Our Association shall contribute to further reductions of Greenhouse gas emissions by promoting AMDTs in the Canadian Market….” 

The following ranges would be of primary focus:-

  • Efficient CRGO Core Distribution/Power Transformers – up to 20MVA 66kV Class 
  • Amorphous Core Distribution Transformers - up to 1000KVA, 33kV Class 
  • Completely Self Protected Transformers - up to 315kVA, 1 Ph/3 Phase 
  • Pad Mounted Transformers – up to 1000kVA 3 Ph and up to 167kVA 1 Ph 
  • Solar Inverter Duty Transformers – 3 wdg/5 wdg – up to 8mVA/16 MVA, 33kV Class 
  • Ester Oil Filled Transformers and other special application transformers   

TTDI is the global hub having a state-of-the-art, seven million sq ft manufacturing facility for manufacturing various power and distribution equipment, with NABL certified in-house testing labs. It supplies transformers to more than 50 countries across the globe viz. Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Middle & Far East. 

This partnership with ASAsoft, a reputed polymer insulator product company in Canada, would enable TTDI to focus on developing energy-efficient transformers specific to Canadian requirements. ASAsoft shall provide all the necessary technical inputs to TTDI from a Canadian perspective to develop products for Canada.  

Going forward, ASAsoft and TTDI jointly intend to create high-paying skilled jobs in Canada by establishing local manufacturing, and repair facilities with adequate testing to reduce the delivery lead times. 

ASAsoft sincerely thanks the Clean Technology – Export Services division in Vancouver, BC International Trade & Investment Operations Branch, Ministry of Jobs - Economic Recovery & Innovation, and the Trade Commissioner Service team with boots on the ground support.  

About ASAsoft (Canada) Inc 

ASAsoft Consultants Co (proprietary company) developed the innovative medium-to-high voltage 1.0 Lightweight Insulator technologies and introduced them to South Asia which led to with over five million insulators field-tested to date in 19 countries.  

This resulted in the development of the “Green” 2.0 Lightweight Insulator and the creation of ASAsoft (Canada) Inc; incorporated in 2013 as a privately held company that had a successful seed & angel round. ASAsoft teamed up with partner companies Kortick Manufacturing, a Sicame group company established in 1898 in San Francisco, USA, and Aditya Birla Insulators (“ABI”). ABI is a part of the US $48.3 billion Aditya Birla Group – a global conglomerate and in the league of Fortune 500. 

With its “Green” 2.0 Lightweight Insulator products, ASAsoft has replaced traditional galvanizing with Kortick AmorGalv; with net zero emissions and a winner of EPA’s (NPPR) MVP2 Award which has acceptance with the power utilities in their efforts to be carbon neutral. These products were certified with the latest CSA and ANSI standards and are smart grid ready with manufacturing that is geared towards Industry 4.0 best practices.



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