The concept of power supply in India for Smart Grid is quite different as we are trying to bridge gap between supply & demand and eradicate t...
The concept of power supply in India for Smart Grid is quite different as we are trying to bridge gap between supply & demand and eradicate the menace of power theft which is a root cause of all ills of power sector for providing adequate and quality supply at reasonable rates/price to the end users. The information technology (IT) & operational technology (OT) is being established for monitoring the parameters of the system in a bid to know the status of power flow, peak load management, system outage management, power quality and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
The aim is to provide uninterrupted quality Power supply which is only possible if the availability of power is assured, which may be possible at some chosen
locations/ cities, and now in assigned smart cities, by Govt. of India. Here again the continuity of supply may be sticky job. Since there are smart cities, there should be smart grids as well . The term smart gird is borrowed from western countries where IT & OT were introduced longtime ago and well established while in India it is in infant stage.
Unless we are self sufficient for power supply at National level including remote area, in all aspects our smart grid will be a localized affair. The possibility of tripping supply will always be lurking unless it is connected to a synchronized system through zonal/ regional/national level. In this direction, MOP has started over a dozen smart grid projects and allocated funds as well, the beginning is good which is required to be expanded at number of other places. The mission of establishing smart grids at National level is a long drawn process, which requires perseverance, patience & hard work.