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SGCT training program at Smart Grid Control Center launched at IIT-Kanpur

A Smart Grid Control Center set up as part of the smart grid pilot project titled 'Development of R&D platform for smart city pilot projects in the Indian context' was inaugurated by joint secretary, ministry of power, Mrityunjay Kumar Narayan at IIT-Kanpur on Monday .

Funded by the ministry of power (MoP) and IIT-Kanpur, the Control Center has a state-of-the-art facility to monitor IIT-Kanpur's distribution substations through the SCADA system. Equipped with advanced metering infrastructure integrated with meter data management system , smart meters, along with home automation and rooftop solar PV integration the control center enables the institute to carry out various researches, demonstrations and training activities in the Smart Grid area.

The institute has also signed an MoU with National Smart Grid Mission, ministry of power, to offer a series of training programs in Smart Grid area for utility, R&D and industry professionals.

The first such training program on 'Smart Grid Components and Technologies' was inaugurated by Mrityunjay Kumar along with Prof. Abhay Karandikar and AK Mishra.

The training program is conducted by Prof. Saikat Chakraborty and Prof. Ankush Sharma in Smart Grid Control Center. The training program is intended to familiarize the participants of utilities from various industries and R&D organizations about different concepts and developments in Smart Grid Technology. This helps them to understand the role of modern information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in monitoring and control of the power systems more effectively.

With an increase in penetration of SGT in power systems, the demand for real-time visualization, monitoring, and control of the power system is also on the rise. The present-day electricity sector is witnessing increased share of renewables, storage, EV charging stations, microgrids, intelligent sensors and controllers, automation, and smart metering at different levels in the network which need trained experts in the sector.

Technical advancements on the ground level have led to transmission and distribution networks requiring cyber-secure Advanced Energy Management System (AEMS) and Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) tools. An increased use of renewables, because of their intermittent nature, will give rise to issues in system stability and power quality, which will require proper regulation and control. The SGCT training program is aimed at imparting expertise required to address the challenges faced by the power system network.

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