The Central Government has earmarked Rs. 7,500 crore to implement Smart Grid project in the country, said Er. Bhagyanaik, Director (Technical), CHESCom, here this morning.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the two-day All India Seminar on ‘Smart Grid Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges’ organised by the Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore Local Centre at its premises here under the aegis of Electrical Engineering Division Board (EEDB) of Institution of Engineers (India).

During his speech, Bhagyanaik mentioned that Central Government had launched a pilot project with regard to the implementation of Smart Grid technology throughout the country in an effort to strengthen distribution and transmission of electricity and also to provide continuous quality supply of electricity.

He added that as part of the pilot project, CHESCom had been allotted Rs. 32 crore for implementing the pilot project and to send feedback to Central Government.

“If the pilot project is implemented successfully, Smart Grids will become a permanent feature in the country. There are several issues that have to be discussed regarding the project. It is also important to hold technical sessions and workshops to understand the concept of Smart Grid and its implementation”, said Bhagyanaik.

The organisers are holding a plenary session during which experts will deliver talks on various topics relating to the implementation of Smart Grid technology.

The two-day event was inaugurated by Dr. W.M. Shivakumar, Director (Technical), MESCom, Mangalore.

N. Murugesan, Director General, CPIR, Bangalore, delivered the keynote address. Dr. Ananthapadmanabha, Chairman, IE, Mysore, A.S. Satish, Convenor, T.R. Satyanarayana, Hon. Secretary, IE, P. Sampathu, Joint Secretary, H.M. Sujatha and B.S. Ramesh, Organising Secretaries were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore