The 3-day Faculty Development Programme on 'Smart Grid and Facts', organised by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Engineering (NIE), sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP-II) and conducted in association with Power Research and Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (PRDC), Bangalore, began at Sir M.V. Hall at NIE Golden Jubilee Complex, in city yesterday.

The workshop is being organised with an aim to train academicians, practicing engineers, industry personnel and research students in this domain besides helping to develop the curriculum to introduce this course in undergraduate and PG studies.

Inaugurating the programme, M. Shanthi, Chief Engineer, CESC, said that Smart Grid is necessary to provide sufficient, reliable and affordable energy to the growing population at affordable cost besides providing technical assistance to reduce burden and Data Acquisition System.

She said that a pilot project in V.V. Mohalla Division at a cost of Rs. 32.59 crore is ready for which financial assistance of Rs. 16.30 crore was provided by the Ministry of Power and the remaining would be funded by CESC which will cover Metagalli, Hebbal, Hootagalli, Jayalakshmipuram, V.V. Mohalla, Vijayanagar and other areas.

The workshop will also cover a wide rang of issues including smart metering, Peak Load Management, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Distribution Management Systems (DMS).

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore