Power Grid Failure in India Leaves more than 600 million people without power for hours. The Northern Power Grid is now up and running. Tuesday three regional grid collapsed and the North India gone into total blackout with heat. The drout without power is the majour problem now facing.
Northern and Eastern grids are down. The northern grid drew on the eastern grid which caused the northeastern grid to collapse. Some states are drawing power beyound their permissible limits caused the ultimate collapse of all grid.
On Monday, the northern grid collapsed for six hours. Nearly 20 states were affected on Tuesday.
Vivek Pandit, an energy expert at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said that “Half the country is without power. It’s a situation totally without precedent,” .
Power is not expected to be fully restored until later Tuesday.
On Monday, the northern grid collapsed for six hours around 2 a.m. Twenty out of 29 states were affected on Tuesday, according to an AFP calculation.
“The increasing gap between electricity supply and demand has long been a matter of concern,” Chandrajit Banerjee, director general of the Confederation of Indian Industry, said.
Smart Grids and Power Grid Blackouts
Smart Grids can prevent the total blackout like one happened now.
“Experts say new technology may help restore power more quickly, but that we are stuck with our line-and-pole distribution system for decades to come. In other words, we, in the United States, at least, will still face power outages and so-called blackouts,” he concludes.
However, he suggests solution by making power locally-produced. An idea is to combine small-scale power generation with bigger batteries inside the home to wean a house off the electric grid.
“The so-called ‘smart grid’ has been touted as a way for utilities to take advantage of wireless technology and more advanced software systems to allow them to get a better handle on outages and to reroute power around problem areas,” he said.
source : interferencetechnology