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R&D Vision & Objectives

To command technological leadership in power transmission sector in the Country, POWERGRID is aggressively pursuing R&D initiatives and channelizing the efforts and outcome to benefit Indian Power Sector. The R&D Vision of POWERGRID is:


"Leading Continuous improvements through innovation in business processes with emphasis on development and/or demonstration of the State-of- the-Art technologies and be the Global Technology Leader in power transmission."

  • Innovate, develop, demonstrate, evaluate and absorb state of the art power transmission technologies for establishment of a smarter grid.
  • Demonstration, assessment and deployment of cutting edge technologies and condition monitoring techniques for efficient, effective and optimal operation of the electric grid.
  • Endorsement of basic and applied research for developing novel power transmission technologies to meet clean and sustainable power transmission requirement of the nation.
  • Promotion of participative/collaborative research in power sector by bringing agencies of mutual interest viz. academic institutions, national/international research bodies on the same platform.
  • Promote indigenous development of power transmission equipment and related products by Indian manufacturers and supplement the efforts under public-private partnership model.
  • Enhancement of knowledge base and dissemination of knowledge gathered among peers and stake holders.