Government accepts Task Force report for modern and smart power transmission systems

The recommendations of a report from a task force suggesting ways to modernise the transmission sector and make it smart and future-ready have been accepted by the government. With this, the country will soon have a modern and smart power transmission system with features such as real-time monitoring and automated operation of grid, better situational assessment, capability to support an increased share of renewable capacity in the power mix, enhanced utilisation of transmission capacity, greater resilience against cyberattacks as well as natural disasters, centralised and data-driven decision-making, and reduction in forced outages through self-correcting systems. The CEA has been directed to formulate the necessary standards and regulations for the adoption of identified technological solutions, and set benchmark performance levels so as to build a robust and modern transmission network in the country. The short-term to medium-term recommendations will be implemented over one to three years, while the long-term interventions are proposed to be implemented over a period of three to five years.