National Smart Grid Mission

Government has approved the National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM), an institutional mechanism for planning, monitoring and implementation of policies and programs related to Smart Grid activities. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. The total outlay for NSGM activities for 12th Plan is Rs 980 Crores with a budgetary support of Rs 338 Crores.

Corresponding to the NSGM, State Level Mission, chaired by the Power Secretary of the State has also been proposed. Support for training & capacity building to State Level Project Monitoring Units (SLPMUs) for smart grid activities is provided by NSGM.

The Minister further stated that the major activities envisaged under NSGM are development of smart grid, development of micro grids, consumer engagements and training & capacity building etc. NSGM entails implementation of a smart electrical grid based on state-of-the art technology in the fields of automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor and control power flows from points of generation to points of consumption, the Minister added.

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SMART GRID Bulletin March 2017

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