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Technology Development (R&D)

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To command technological leadership in power transmission sector in the Country, POWERGRID is aggressively pursuing R&D initiatives and channelizing efforts and outcome for overall benefit to Indian Power Sector. The R&D vision and objective of POWERGRID is:

Vision
Leading Continuous improvements through innovation in business processes with emphasis on development and/or demonstration of the State-of- the-Art technologies and be the Global Technology Leader in power transmission.

Objectives

  • Innovate, develop, demonstrate, evaluate and absorb state of the art power transmission technologies for establishment of a smarter grid
  • Demonstration, assessment and deployment of cutting edge technologies and condition monitoring techniques for efficient, effective and optimal operation of the electric grid
  • Endorsement of basic and applied research for developing novel power transmission technologies to meet clean and sustainable power transmission requirement of the nation
  • Promotion of participative/collaborative research in power sector by bringing agencies of mutual interest viz. academic institutions, national/international research bodies on the same platform
  • Promote indigenous development of power transmission equipment and related products by Indian manufacturers and supplement the efforts under public-private partnership model
  • Enhancement of knowledge base and dissemination of knowledge gathered among peers and stake holders

About Technology Development (R&D)
POWERGRID’s endeavour is continuing research development and demonstration/deployment of State-of-the-Art transmission technologies, build and maintain a robust, reliable, efficient, safe and cyber- secured National Grid. Efforts are also aimed towards seamless integration of Renewable Energy sources in National  Grid to create environmental friendly transmission system towards sustainability. We are working in collaboration with International/ National research/academic institutions and standardization bodies like CIGRE, IEC, IEEE etc. POWERGRID is actively working in the emerging areas of protection and automation, asset management, cyber security, power system simulation, Renewable integration, Smart Grid, energy storage system, E-mobility etc.

Aiming towards AtmaNirbhar initiative, POWERGRID caters to the internal research, analysis, testing, calibration and ever-growing efficient asset management needs of the organization through its state-of- the-art laboratories located at POWERGRID Advanced Research and Technology Centre (PARTeC). The Centre has been recognized as a Research & Test infrastructure facility by the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) for testing, simulation studies and research related works in Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and Smart Grid research infrastructure. PARTeC follows Quality Management System and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. PARTeC Brochure

Focus Areas of Research and Activities

  • Modeling and simulation of power grid, Hardware-in-Loop studies through Real Time Simulator
  • Studies and Analysis in Control and Protection system
  • IEC 61850 conformance, Interoperability, and Dynamic testing of IEDs
  • Cyber Security, vulnerability assessment of substation control & protection IEDs
  • Calibration of PMU
  • Design and engineering of Process Bus based Digital Substation
  • Field Testing and Residual life assessment (RLA) of power equipment. 
  • Big data analytics using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for improved operational efficiency and asset management.
  • Asset Mapping and Transmission line routing using Geographic Information System (GIS)  tools. GIS Brochure
  • Structural failure and material analysis, quality assurance, in-services performances, validation and testing of new and in-service materials
  • Calibration and testing facilities of measuring equipment

Patents filed

  • High Power Transmission Suspension Tower
  • Thermal Energy Storage based Air Conditioning (A.C.) System, namely; “Nature’s AC”
  • Asset Life Management System for transformers and reactors

Protection Automation Lab Real Time Simulation Lab  XRD Lab

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POWERGRID and IEEE India Council (IC) Excellence Awards

In order to encourage and recognize outstanding contributions to Indian Power Sector by individuals, IEEE India Council (https://site.ieee.org/indiacouncil/) and POWERGRID (www.powergrid.in) have jointly instituted coveted National Awards titled “POWERGRID and IEEE India Council (IC) Awards for Excellence”. Click here for details.

Award Categories

  • Category-1: For engineers (Indian citizens only) who are professionally active (with no age limit).
  • Category-2: For engineers (Young Engineer Category, Indian citizens only) up to 35 years age (as on 1st December 2021).