Future-Ready Transmission System

Why in News?

  • Ministry of Power has recently accepted the Recommendations of the Task Force Report to adopt the Future-Ready Transmission System in India.


  • The task force was set up by the Ministry of Power in September 2021 under the chairmanship of POWERGRID to suggest ways for modernization of the Transmission Sector and making it smart & future ready
  • The Task Force has recommended Centralized Remote Monitoring, Operation of Substations including SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), Flexible AC Transmission devices (FACTs), Cyber Security, Drones & Robots in construction/inspection of transmission assets etc.
  • Also recommended benchmarks for transmission network availability and voltage control based on performance of global transmission utilities.
  • With India’s population growing and the economy expanding, there is an increasing demand for energy.
  • A future-ready transmission system can help meet this demand by enabling the transmission of power from new power generation sources to the distribution network.
  • India has set an ambitious target of achieving 500 GW of Renewable Energy capacity by 2030.
  • A future-ready transmission system can help integrate this large-scale renewable energy into the grid by ensuring efficient transmission and distribution of power
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