Kanpur has taken a lead over Millennium City Gurgaon in the race to get the first “smart” grid in the country. The Kanpur Electricity Supply Company (Kesco) has got the approval from the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to choose a vendor who will set up the smart grid systems. Kesco officials confirmed they had received the approval. Kanpur, about 70 km southwest of UP capital Lucknow, getting approval before Gurgaon is ironic, as the Samajwadi Party government in the state is in the Opposition at the Centre.
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