The article highlights need of automation and IT application in power distribution. - Ashok Upadhyay
Programs are simultaneously working on many fronts to ensure technical up-gradation of distribution network, to ensure stability of power supply to consumers.….
In global utilities, information technology plays a central role in best of class distribution utility as the platform for execution of business processes and the information base for decision making at operational and strategic levels. A huge investments will be required to attain global standards but given the financial position of utilities in India, this much investment is not feasible at one go. …
To meet the needs of India’s growing economy, providing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy requires exploring a range of options. One of the most important requirements is reinventing the grid with the introduction of grid intelligence and communication systems for its secure and efficient operation. This paper is an attempt towards grid redesign to meet the requirements of the transforming energy sector in India... - Er. K S Sidhu
Wi-Fi, a WLAN conforming to IEEE 802.11b is emerging as a good replacement for LAN. It allows people to log onto the Internet and receive e-mails on the move. WiMAX an 802.16 wireless metropolitan-area network with a range of 50 km, facilitates wireless broadband access in metros and rural areas, and is a cost effective alternative to cables... - K S Sidhu
The challenge with industrial controls as well as with other electronic devices intended for use in industrial environments is to have them function reliably in spite of adverse conditions...
BACNet and KNX both are reliable and robust systems, independent and open systems, and hence are supported by a large number of manufactures across an exhaustive product range... - Aneesh Kadyan
Smart Grid is adding necessary measuring, monitoring, communication, analysis and control capabilities to bring efficiency and optimization in electricity sector by integrating IT Technology onto the power network. - Robbin Pramanick