Smart Grid

Ministry of Power Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India

The roadmap is aligned to the Ministry of Power's overarching policy of "Access, Availability and afforadability of Quality Power for All" and it prescribes different technologies that would help achieve these objectives in time bound manner. This roadmap has placed highest importance to providing supply of electricity to all households by 2017 through smartgrid technologies. Ministry of Power is committed to working with all the state governments, Regulators and utilities to implement the programmes and policies envisaged in the smartgrid reoadmap.

Highlights of Smart Grid Milestones and  Activities

During 12th Five Year plan

During 13th Five Year plan

During 14th Five Year plan

A)  Enable Access and Availability of Quality  Power for All

• Electrification  of all households by 2017

• Reduction in power cuts;
24 hrs availability of power at principal cities,  22 hrs for all towns and Life line supply (8 hrs, including evening peak) to all by 2017

• 24 hour supply in all urban areas; Minimum  12 hour supply to all consumers (including evening peak) by 2022

•Stable  and quality 24x7 power supply to all categories of consumers across the

B)   Loss Reduction

• Reduction of AT&C losses in all Distribution  Utilities to below  15%

• Reduction of transmission losses (66 kV or above) to below  4%

• Reduction of AT&C losses in all Distribution  Utilities to below  12%

• Reduction of transmission losses (66 kV or above) to below  3.5%

• Reduction of AT&C losses to below  10%  in all Distribution Utilities
• Reduction of transmission losses (66 kV or above) to below  3%

C)  Smart  Grid Rollouts including Automation, Microgrids and other  improvements

• SG Pilots, full SG roll out in pilot project  cities

• Infrastructure for AMI roll out for all consumers with load
>20kW  or as per prioritised target areas of Utilities

• Deployment of Wide Area
Monitoring  Systems (WAMS)

• Development of micro grids in
1,000  villages/industrial parks/commercial hubs

• Enablement of “Prosumers”
in select areas

• SG roll out in all urban areas

• Nationwide AMI roll out for customers with 3-phase connections.

• Deployment of WAMS at all substations and grid connected generation units

• Development of micro grids in total 10,000 villages/industrial parks/commercial hubs

• Enablement of “Prosumers” in metros and major urban areas

• SG rollout nationwide

• Nationwide AMI roll out for all customers

•   Development of micro grids in
20,000 villages/industrial parks/commercial hubs

•   Active Participation of

D)  Policies and Tariffs

• Implementation of Dynamic

• Mandatory Demand
Response programs for select categories of consumers

•Tariff mechanism for roof top solar PV's – Net Metering/Feed in Tariffs

• Choice  of electricity  supplier (open access) to consumers in metros and select urban areas

• Mandatory Demand
Response programs for larger sections of consumers

• Choice  of electricity  supplier (open access) to all consumers

E)   Green Power and Energy Efficiency

• Renewable integration of 30

• Energy Efficiency Programs for lighting and HVAC in Metros and state capitals; initiation of Dynamic (smart) Energy Efficiency Programs

• Policies for mandatory roof top PV and Energy efficient building code  for all new  large public infrastructures by 2014

• Renewable integration of 80

• Energy Efficiency Programs for lighting and HVAC in all urban areas; expansion of Dynamic (smart) Energy Efficiency Programs to all urban areas

• Renewable integration of 130

• Dynamic (smart) Energy Efficiency Programs nationwide

F)   Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

• Development of EV and smart grid synergy plan (in coordination with National Electric Mobility Mission)

• EV charging  stations in urban areas and along selected highways

• Introduction of Battery  Parks and other  Energy Storage Systems on  trial basis

• Large roll outs  of Energy
Storage Systems

• EV charging  stations in all urban areas and strategic locations on highways

• EV charging  stations in all urban areas and along all state and national  highways

G)  Enablers  and Other Initiatives

• First set  of technical standards after  completion of pilots, including standards for EVs and its charging infrastructure

• Cost-Benefit Analysis of smart grid projects with inputs  from the pilots and assessment of direct and indirect benefits to consumers and other stakeholders

• Development of indigenous low cost  smart meter by 2014

• Finalization of frameworks for cyber  security assessment, audit and certification of power utilities by 2013

• Initiation of Customer Outreach and Engagement Programs

• Research & Development, Training & Capacity Building -
10%  Utility technical personnel to be trained  in smart grid technologies

• Standards Development for Smart  Infrastructure (SEZ, Buildings, Roads/Bridges, Parking lots, Malls)

• Export of SG products, solutions and services

• Development of business models to create alternate revenue streams by leveraging the smart grid infrastructure to offer other services (security  solutions, water metering, traffic solutions etc) to municipalities, state governments and other
agencies; integration of meter data with other  databases

• Continuous Research & Development; Training & Capacity Building

Source: MoP

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