The present Electrical System has grown over many years. Electronic or intelligent components, Automation in the form of SCADA, IT for Metering, Billing & Collections, Remote Meter reading are introduced to improve operational easiness, better performance etc as well as to manage the growing consumer base. But the power sector continuously finds itself unable to meet the equired demand. The SMART GRID is expected to help in realizing better management of power system operations with participation of all Stakeholders. The Smart Grid aims to modernize today’s grid which is aging, unreliable, susceptible & silent to all forms of disturbances.
The Smart Grid concept offers several characteristics
(I) Self healing and adaptive.
(II) Distributed Generation
(III) Interactive with consumers
(IV) Optimized to make best use of resources and equipment
(V) Predictive rather than reactive.
C.BALASUBRAMANYA is an experienced and professional trainer in smart grids and smart meters after retirement from BHEL. He has over 43 years of experience in various capacities. He had a distinguished career in meter related projects from concept to commissioning. He was heading meter Engineering dept. & has experience in product design, testing, quality assurance, validation,& CRM. Recently Kalasalingam University has appointed him as the member-Board of [email protected] their EEE department.