Working Group 6

Working Group Name : Policy and Regulations

Chair Person : Pankaj Batra, Central Electricity Authority

Introduction

The philosophy of facilitating implementation of smart grid is to achieve a balance between making the power sector more efficient and reliable v/s its associated costs, for a sustainable power sector. The regulations have to be tailored to accommodate such technologies and business models.

Objectives

To identify and recommend appropriate regulatory policy initiatives to the Government, both central and state, and to suggest regulations to facilitate implementation of smart grid through inter-state regulations of CERC and facilitate implementation of smart grid through SERCs and the intra-state system through the forum of regulators (FoR), by demonstrating or otherwise conveying feasible and sustainable business cases and societal level cost-benefit analyses.

Scope

  • Suggest Innovative business and operating models in smart grids and overall, through discussion by engaging and considering perspective of all the stake holders
  • Identify the parameters of smart grid implementation, such as, economy, design and technology options, reliability, quality , pay-back period
  • Special regulatory enablement of smart grid: Feed-in-tariff for renewables by generators including from individuals, technical requirements for connectivity, network planning, making regulations for integration of renewables into the grid from the point of view of system operation, differential tariff for reliable supply (retail and bulk), transmission pricing models including LMP, pricing models for ancillary services, more granular and updated rate cases.
  • Policies for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and demand response (DR), including virtual power plants (VPPs)

Members

S.no. Organisation
1CEA
2Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd
3Bangalore Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (BESCOM)
5Powrtec Energy
6MSEDCL
7TPDDL
8Reliance Infra
9HPERC
10OERC
11IIT Delhi
12IIT-BHU
13Intel Technology India Pvt Limited
14GTL Limited
15UGVCL
17GERMI
18Microsoft
19Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
20Huawei Telecommunications (India) Co.Pvt.Ltd
21Opower
22Melange Systems Pvt Ltd
23Omron Automation
24KEPCO KDN Co Ltd