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.