The government of India has accepted the report submitted by an expert panel on the implementation of a smart electricity transmission system in the country. This is a major step towards creating a more efficient and reliable electricity transmission system in the country.
The expert panel was appointed by the Ministry of Power in 2021 to study the current state of the electricity transmission system in India and suggest measures to make it more efficient and reliable. The panel consisted of experts from the power sector, academia, and industry.
The panel submitted its report to the Ministry of Power in January 2022, and it has been under review since then. The government has now accepted the report and has announced that it will begin implementing the recommendations made by the panel.
The report highlights several key issues that need to be addressed to create a smart electricity transmission system in India. One of the main issues is the lack of modern technology and equipment in the transmission system. The report recommends that the government invest in advanced technology and equipment to improve the reliability and efficiency of the system.
Another major issue identified in the report is the need for a more robust grid infrastructure. The report suggests that the government should focus on developing a stronger grid infrastructure that can handle the increasing demand for electricity in the country.
The report also recommends that the government should encourage the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The panel believes that the use of renewable energy sources will not only reduce the country’s carbon footprint but also make the electricity transmission system more reliable and efficient.
The implementation of a smart electricity transmission system in India is expected to have several benefits for the country. It will improve the reliability and efficiency of the system, which will result in fewer power outages and a more stable electricity supply. It will also reduce the country’s carbon footprint and make it more environmentally sustainable.
In addition, the implementation of a smart electricity transmission system is expected to create new job opportunities in the power sector. The panel believes that the development of a modern and efficient transmission system will require a skilled workforce, which will create new jobs and boost economic growth in the country.
The announcement by the government has been welcomed by industry experts and environmentalists alike. “The implementation of a smart electricity transmission system is a crucial step towards creating a sustainable and reliable power system in India,” said Rajendra Singh, a prominent environmentalist and founder of Tarun Bharat Sangh.
He also emphasised on the positive effect this will have on the environment, through its use of renewable sources of energy and new-age technology as it reduces the power sector’s carbon footprint, while also making it even more reliable and efficient – hence helping the economy.
Industry experts have also praised the government’s decision to invest in the development of a smart electricity transmission system. S. S. Mundra, former Deputy Governor of RBI focused on how implementing such a smart system is a step of paramount importance when we focus on developing an efficient and modern power sector in India.
The government has not yet announced a timeline for the implementation of the recommendations made by the expert panel. However, it is expected that the implementation process will begin soon, and the government will work closely with industry experts and stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of a smart electricity transmission system in the country that will hopefully revolutionize the power situation.