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Govt to implement Smart Grid projects

Posted on Nov 29, 05:58PM | IBNS

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday said that Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) has taken the initiative to implement several Smart Grid pilot projects in the transmission sector.

"Towards this, a pilot project in Northern Region (NR) involving Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS) using Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and associated hardware and software at control center has already been implemented," he informed the Lok Sabha.

"Similar pilot projects in the Northern Region (NR), Western Region (WR), Eastern Region (ER), Southern Region (SR) and North Eastern Region (NER) have been taken up."

A similar project covering all States and the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) network has been taken up for regulatory approval of CERC, the minister said.

In distribution, POWERGRID has already taken up implementation of Smart Grid Pilot Project at Puducherry, he said.