POWERGRID has established Smart Grid Knowledge Center (SGKC) at Manesar, a state-of-the-art platform for demonstration and outreach for Smart Grid technologies with support from the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India (GoI) and National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM). The SGKC was formally inaugurated by Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Power (I/C), Sh. R K Singh on 19th September 2018.
SGKC is to be further developed as one of the leading Centers of Excellence (CoE) globally to foster partnerships, innovation and entrepreneurship in Smart Grid technologies and create capacities in the power sector. In order to meet this objective, the Strategic Roadmap for SGKC was prepared under USAID SPARC program in association with POWERGRID and NSGM. The Strategic Roadmap document includes establishment of Innovation Park, Technology Incubation Hub and SGKC to be a preferred institute of learning for Smart Grid technologies.
This roadmap was formally released by Add. Secretary (Power), MoP on 30th June 2020 during virtual private sector consultation event organized to promote & seek stakeholder’s feedback on proposed Innovation Park at the Smart Grid Knowledge Center (SGKC).