Smart grid to put India’s power network on par with China

A decision on rolling out a Rs 239 Crore proposal to deploy smart grid devices all over the India’s entire power transmission network is to be taken up. This will be an important step towards rescaling the firmness of the Indian electricity grid. It is proposed to integrate all five regional electricity grids in India by 2014.

  • This inclusion of the new smart grid devices will put India’s electricity grid on par with China’s wide area monitoring systems placed across its six grids.

In India, at present, the north, west and eastern regions are integrally connected through strong transmission links to form what is called the NEW grid. In about a couple of years, the southern region is to be completely integrated with the NEW grid to form one of the largest synchronous interconnections in the world.

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