Smart Grid

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Heavy penalties on States violating grid discipline in India

According to reports, to ensure optimal functioning of electricity networks, the Centre plans to slap penalties of crores of rupees on states that overdraw or underdraw power than their allocated quota. Sources said that hiking the amount of penalty on entities violating grid discipline is a major proposal being mulled by the Power Ministry. At present, … Continue reading

Smartgrid and Solar energy key to addressing India’s energy problems

According to reports, smart grid is mandatory for the solution of country’s energy problems and solar energy will play a major role in solving the energy issues was the inference drawn after a two day – India power energy conclave-2013 – organized under Energy Expo 2013, jointly by South Gujarat chamber of commerce and industry … Continue reading

National Workshop on ‘Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency’ inaugurated

Inaugurating the National Workshop on ‘Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency the Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said that today’s workshop is a forerunner to the fourth clean energy Ministerial summit in that it will discuss the important areas of clean energy development which are grid integration of … Continue reading

National power panel set up for better grid supervision in India

According to reports, the government has set up a National Power Committee to ensure strict discipline as well as to resolve inter-state issues in utilisation of electricity grids in the country. The setting up of the panel by the Power Ministry comes less than a year after one of the worst ever power grid failures impacted … Continue reading

Power Grid Corp developing grid security system

According to reports, state-run Power Grid Corp is developing an advanced grid security system, worth Rs 1,300 crore, as part of efforts to boost the country’s electricity transmission network and stave off possible cyber attacks on the power systems. The proposed security system is part of larger measures being initiated by the Power Ministry to prevent … Continue reading

Making the electric grid that much smarter

According to reports, in the late 19th century, two of the leading minds then engaged in the ‘war of currents’ to design the electric grid. The maverick entrepreneur, Thomas Edison, held many patents on the direct current (DC) technology and favoured a grid based on it. Nikola Tesla, a former employee of Edison and an engineer, … Continue reading

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