A smart grid is a modernized electrical grid that uses
analog or digital information and communication
technology to gather and act on information, such as
information about the behaviors of suppliers and
consumers, in an automated fashion to improve the
efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of
the production and distribution of electricity.
Smart grid is not a technology but a vision to
transform the existing power grid in to a very
effective and efficient system which shall benefit
both utility and the consumer.
Smart grid shall be the conglomeration of present
Electrical Power System, Information and
Communication technology that offers (i.) efficient
(ii.) Realiable and cost effective delivery of electrical
Infrastructure is inadequate and requires
augmentation to support the growth of Smart
Most renewable resources are intermittent and
can not be relied on (in its present form)for
secure energy supply.
Regulatory Policies to deal with consequences
of Smart Grid; like off peak, peak tariffs and
other related matters.
Grid Operation : Monitoring & control.
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1. Reduction of T & D losses in all utilities.
2. Peak Load Management
3. Reduction in Power purchase cost
4. Increased grid Visibility.
5. Self Healing grid
6. Renewable integration
1. Expand access to electricity- “Power for ALL”
2. Improve reliability of supply to all customers with
no more power cuts.
3. Improve Quality of Supply
4. User friendly and transparent interface with
5. Increased choices for consumers, including green
For Government & Regulators:
1. Satisfied customers
2. Financially sound utilities
3. System upgrade & modernization
4. Reduction in emission intensity
POWERGRID has taken a pioneering initiative to
develop Smart Grid Pilot Project at Puducherry
through collaborative efforts jointly with Electricity
Departments, Govt. of Puducherry for
demonstration of efficacy.
More than 50 organization has participated with
POWERGRID for this unique initative.
Salient Features of AMI
Implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) consisting of
Smart Meters, Data Concentrator Unit (DCU), In home Display unit,
Communication network, Meter Data Acquisition System(MDAS), Meter Data
Management (MDM) integrated on a single platform
Demonstration of indigenous capability in Clean Energy Development through AMI
On the recommendation of ISGTF, Government of India
has made efforts in developing low cost indigenous
• Committee to decide on including functionalities like
export/import and connect/disconnect in the smart
meter and the methods of commuting the consumption
and other parameters to the consumer including In-
• On finalization of functional specifications efforts will
be initiated to develop indigenous low cost smart meter .
For Large Scale Renewable Integrations
A Comprehensive master plan for grid integration
of large scale renewable capacity addition in 12th
Five year Plan across India has been formulated
in the Green Energy Corridors” report available at
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