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Smart grid for Gurgaon for 24x7 power supply in works

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

The Haryana government is working on a 'Smart Grid' for uninterrupted 24x7 power supply to the city in the NCR in the coming 12 months.

The smart grid will be developed jointly by private sector, government and Power Corporation of India on Public-Private-Partnership model.

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal was given a presentation on the model of the smart grid here.

Power Secretary of Haryana Rajan Gupta and Power Grid Corporation of India CMD R N Naik, among others have been entrusted with preparation proposal of Gurgaon's smart grid.

Speaking to mediapersons, Goyal said that this model will stress on use of new and renewable energy and also on energy efficient buildings.

Gupta said that a financial model will be arranged so that the burden is not passed on to consumers.

He said that the task of developing Smart Grid will be monitored on monthly basis and Chief Minister M L Khattar will also analyze the work on quarterly basis.

The prospective power demand of coming 20 years in Gurgaon City will be taken into account, he said.

First Published: Wed, April 29 2015. 22:48 IST