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Modernizing Utilities by Improving Financial Performance and Operational Efficiency

SAREP is enabling the modernization of transmission, system operation, and distribution utilities in the region to improve their technical, financial & operational performance, grid resilience, enhance customer service, and promote adaptability to new technological advancements. The expected outcome is modern, financially viable utilities that enable clean energy transition and efficient energy markets.

ANTICIPATED IMPACT

  • ENABLE: Improved quality of electricity supply and utility performance
  • PILOT: Advanced technologies in utilities
  • CATALYZE : New business models, centers of excellence and regional platforms
  • TRAIN : 12,500 managers, engineers and technicians

KEY STAKEHOLDERS

  • Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Assam, Karnataka
  • Ministry of Power (MoP), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Training institutes such as Power Sector Skills Council (PSSC), Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ), National Power Training Institute (NPTI), National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM), Power Grid Corp of India Ltd (PGCIL), Power System Operation Corp (POSOCO), Central Transmission Utility (CTU), State distribution companies

INTERVENTIONS

SAREP is partnering national and sub-national governments, system operators, policymakers, regulators, and the private sector, to accelerate the modernization of utilities across South Asia through the following interventions.
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KNOWLEDGE SHARING PLATFORM

SAREP is pioneering a regional forum titled South Asia Distribution Utility Network (referred to as DUN) to share knowledge and experiences across the region

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ENERGY PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SAREP is supporting deployment of EPMS solutions, which will act as a decision support system and equip distribution utilities to efficiently forecast demand, resource

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ROLLOUT OF ADVANCED METERING INFRASTRUCTURE

SAREP is partnering with national and sub-national government entities to support their smart meter rollout efforts.

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CYBER SECURITY FOR POWER SECTOR

SAREP activities focus on engaging with central and state agencies to develop the cyber security framework and establish cyber security operations centers

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DEVELOPING SMART GRID KNOWLEDGE CENTER (SGKC)

SAREP aims to take forward the Government of India’s mandate and transform SGKC into a leading center of excellence on smart grid technologies

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STRENGTHEN PLANNING AND OPERATIONS

SAREP is working with state utilities to strengthen the planning and operations capacity of state transmission utilities (STUs) and system operators and prepare

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DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

SAREP is supporting the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in utilities that are poised to revolutionize the way electricity is produced, transmitted

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TRAINING

SAREP activities are contributing to design of training modules, and deliver train the trainer programs in areas related to clean energy deployment, utility modernization, sustainable hydropower