Developing SMARTGRID Projects with Global Perspective in Indian Scenario
This paper discusses in brief various aspects related to SMARTGRID technology developments and their importance in adopting in Indian scenario. It covers some of the practical SMARTGRID technologies developmental aspects in the state of Maharashtra in Indian context. It also discusses initiatives taken by MAHATRANSCO in developing these technologies in the field of Wide Area Measurement System (WAMS). It covers some of the aspects like understanding grid disturbances/events in the system with the help of WAMS to know about oscillations in the grid during these events along with case studies. It discusses in brief improving situational awareness of the grid based on WAMS. This paper covers consideration to Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices in the system, as a part of initial steps taken by MAHATRANSCO in understanding dynamic compensation-related requirements in the system to meet dynamic voltage variations. It also covers importance of Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) technology for transmission utilities in Indian scenario. It further focuses on how to streamline developmental activities amongst centre and state as far as some of the aspects of Renewable Energy utilisation and integration into the grid and Renewable Energy Management Systems (REMS)/Renewable Energy Management Centre (REMC) in India at centre and state Level are concerned.