DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Smart Grid - A Vision and Road Map for Indian Power Sector" report to their offering.
The Indian power sector consists of diverse participants including generation, transmission, and distribution utilities, and system and market operators. For efficient functioning of the sector, effective communication between these entities is of vital importance.
In context of increasing demand-supply gap of electricity and the need to optimize electricity usage, it has become imperative for India to focus on smart grids. The idea behind India's smart grid vision is to transform India's power sector to develop a secure, adaptive, efficient, and sustainable system within a stipulated time-frame that provides reliable and competitive energy to meet the needs and aspirations of all citizens through active participation of all stakeholders and innovative technologies and policies.
India has also recently launched the National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM), with a target of 6 million electric vehicles - 4 million two-wheelers and 2 million four-wheelers - by 2020. For an efficient rollout of the Electric Vehicle (EV) programme, there is a need for upgrades in electrical distribution infrastructure and smarter systems which will control/limit simultaneous charging of hundreds of EVs from the same feeder.
The power sector can be seen as a logical information network where nodes, representing information sources and sinks, are interconnected with information links. Information travels from source nodes to destination nodes over information links across devices belonging to different systems, organizations, people, information representation formats, and communication protocols. To facilitate seamless communication between these nodes, a set of Interoperability Standards are required.
This report compiles, analyses, and refines the different approaches to interoperability and standardization in the field of power distribution networks. It defines an analysis framework or Interoperability Matrix, and uses this to categorize and compare the different existing approaches. The interoperability matrix has been developed for various application domains such as automated meter reading (AMR)/automated metering infrastructure (AMI), demand response (DR), data management system (DMS), network communication, wide area measurement systems (WAMS), electric transport and cyber security.
Additionally, the report details national initiatives and international experience (U.S., Japan, Ireland, Germany, China, Denmark, Canada and Australia) with respect to interoperability. A gap analysis is also carried out to bring out best practices suited to the Indian scenario.
The report concludes by providing a road map for achieving a high degree of interoperability between communication entities and applications.
Key points that emerged from the analysis are as follows:
- Need for enterprise layer standards
- Communication between HES and data concentrator unit (DCU)
- Developments required to be undertaken for localized communication networks i.e. from DCU to all meters.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Overview & Background
3. Key Drivers for Smart Grid in India
4. Smart Grid Framework
5. Smart Grid Interoperability and Its Framework
6. Economics and Financing
7. Regulatory Framework
8. Business Case for Smart Grid Implementation in India
9. Current Status: Smart Grid Initiatives
10. Barriers & Challenges to Smart Grid Implementation in India
11. Road Map Ahead
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