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Smart Grid facilitates efficient and reliable end-to-end intelligent two-way delivery system from source to sink through integration of renewable energy sources, smart transmission and distribution. In this way Smart Grid technology shall bring efficiency and sustainability in meeting the growing electricity demand with reliability and best of the quality.

Smart Grid also enables real time monitoring and control of power system as well as helps in reduction of AT&C losses, demand response and demand side management, power quality management, outage management, smart home energy system etc. Smart Grid will act as a backbone infrastructure to enable new business models like smart city, electric vehicles, smart communities apart from more resilient and efficient energy system and tariff structures. Recognizing the importance, POWERGRID has taken pioneering steps in bringing Smart Grid technology to all facets of power supply value chain & developed smart grid pilot project at Puducherry through open collaboration covering all attributes of smart grid in distribution​. The pilot project shall enable demonstration of technology efficiency, policy advocacy, establishment of interoperability standards etc. which can be scalable and replicable at other places. POWERGRID has assisted various distribution utilities in formulation of Smart Grid pilot project for implementation under ISGTF as well as preparation of report for improvement of power supply in various utilities through smart grid application.

Green Energy Corridor Report

POWERGRID evolved a comprehensive plan for integration of renewable capacity addition envisaged in the 12th plan as part of “Green Energy Corridors” report.  About 43GW capacity is envisaged mainly through wind & solar in 12th plan in the eight (8) renewable rich states viz. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The plan includes Intra State as well as Inter-state transmission strengthening(s) and other related infrastructure like dynamic reactive compensation, energy storage, smart grid applications, forecasting of renewable generation, real time monitoring, establishment of renewable energy management centre, electric vehicles, investment etc. It also covers perspective plan for integration of renewables by 2030 

Vol-II of the Green energy corridor report covers the RE complex in various states, Load flow study results, various annexures, exhibits and appendices.

Green Energy Corridor-II Report

Government of India has an ambitious plan to develop 1,00,000 MW Solar capacity by 2022. The “Green Energy Corridor –II” report covering the comprehensive transmission plan to integrate 20,000MW solar capacity from envisaged 34 Solar Parks in various states, out of 1,00,000MW total solar capacity. The plan comprises Inter State and intra State Transmission scheme with 7200ckm transmission lines and 28,700MVA transformation capacity at an estimated cost of Rs 12,800 Crores.  Download here, 30.11.2016 (23.3 MB) PDF

Renewable Energy Integration - Transmission an Enabler

Wind and Solar generation by its inherent characteristics is variable in nature and poses severe challenge to Grid security and system stability. To facilitate renewable integration into the Grid, transmission and balancing reserves are required. In the Report “Renewable Energy Integration - Transmission an Enabler” balancing reserve requirement, sources of balancing reserves as well as impact on system stability due to intermittent and variable generation has been studied. Download here, 01.12.2016 (5.4 MB) PDF

Report on Desert Power India - 205​0

Realising need for large scale development of alternate energy sources like solar & wind, POWERGRID prepared study report on development of desert power utilizing waste land in India’s desert regions of the states of Rajasthan (The Thar), Gujarat (Rann of Kutch), Himachal Pradesh (Lahul & Spiti valley) and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh), for up to 2050 time horizon. The report envisage about 300GW of renewable potential mainly through solar/wind in Indian deserts and its development in medium term and long term scenario. It covers the transmission infrastructure requirement for integration of renewable generation in desert regions, grid balancing and spinning reserve infrastructure requirements, challenges & impacts of desert power development, research development & demonstration in renewables/ indigenous manufacturing, investment in development of desert power potential etc.  Download here. (19.5 MB) PDF