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Apr 19, 2020

India's grid successfully managed the load drop of around ~31 GW on 5th April at 9pm for 9 mins. Mr B B Mehta, Chief Engg, Gujarat SLDC shares the insights about planning & execution of this nationwide integrated operation.

He also shares learning from the event. With the growing penetration of renewables, grid operators need new tools to ensure reliability and improved power quality. Important point from the conversation is Balancing is very important element of the grid to maintain the grid discipline. Energy Storage technologies should be considered in support of dispatching the renewable, not in terms of penalties.