Innovative Approach for Handling Blackouts in the Transmission Grid Through Utilization of ICT Technology

  • Gresha S. BhatiaEmail author
  • J. W. Bakal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 8)


The focus of development of the system is an attempt to make the transmission sector of the power grid smart in terms of utilizing modern information technologies to deliver power efficiently under varying conditions that may occur anywhere in the power grid. Power grids form the lifeline of modern society. Over the past few decades, it has been observed that there have been negligible innovations in the transmission grid operations. This has resulted in a number of blackouts and outages leading to multitude of system wide failures. Further, issues with respect to environment and stochastically aligned nature of the power grid, makes it difficult to automatically identify, diagnose and restore the system to normalcy, thereby making it a challenging task. This leads toward incorporating ICT technologies into the Energy Management System of the power grid. As the transmission grid forms a sub domain of the power grid that lies between the generation and distribution domains, managing this grid becomes crucial. Therefore, focussing on the transmission grid and considering the occurrence of blackouts and outages, this paper specifies the operations of the grid especially in the transmission sector. This is then followed by the issues faced and the role of ICT technologies in the transmission domain of the grid. The paper further elaborates the mechanisms to determine the failure and blackout situation, provide better decision making through the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). This is then followed by the various ICT analysis performed based on the proposed mechanism.


Information and communication technologies (ICT) Blackouts Power failures Transmission sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thadomal Shahani COE (TSEC)MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Shivajirao S. Jondhale COEThaneIndia

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