The Smart Grid is a combination of hardware, management and reporting software, built atop an intelligent communications infrastructure.
In the world of the Smart Grid, consumers and utility companies alike have tools to manage, monitor and respond to energy issues .
The flow of electricity from utility to consumer becomes a two-way conversation , saving consumers money , energy , delivering more transparency in terms of end-user use, and reducing carbon emissions.
Modernization of the electricity delivery system so that it monitors, protects and automatically optimizes the operation of its interconnected elements – from the central and distributed generator through the high-voltage network and distribution system, to industrial users and building automation systems, to energy storage installations and to end-use consumers and their thermostats, electric vehicles, appliances and other household devices .
The Smart Grid in large, sits at the intersection of Energy, IT and Telecommunication Technologies .
Wind Speed: 6.0 m/s Wind Speed: 6.4 m/s Wind Speed: 7.0 m/s Wind Speed: 7.5 m/s Wind Speed: 8.0m/s The wind power potential on a national level, base data collected from 10 states considering only 1% of land availability, is around 46,092 MW. Wind Power Potential
Estimated Wind Power Potential India State Gross Potential (MW) Andhra Pradesh 9063 Gujrat 7362 Karnatka 7161 Kerala 1026 Madhya Pradesh 4978 Maharashtra 4519 Orissa 1520 Rajasthan 6672 Tamil nadu 4159 West Bengal 32 Total 46092
If tropical India were to convert just 1% of the 5,000 trillion kilowatt-hour of solar radiation (or, simply, sunlight) it receives a year into energy, the country will have enough to meet its energy needs.
In most parts of India, clear sunny weather is experienced 250 to 300 days a year. The annual global radiation varies from 1600 to 2200 kWh/sq.m. The equivalent energy potential is about 6,000 million GWh of energy per year.
The highest annual global radiation is received in Rajasthan and northern Gujarat.