Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell

(A Govt. of Gujarat Initiative)
IITGn Research Park, IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj-382355, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
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    Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel
    Hon'ble Chief Minister

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    Shri Kanubhai Desai
    Hon'ble Energy Minister

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    Smt. Mamta Verma IAS
    Principal Secretary E&P Department

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    Shri Jai Prakash Shivahare IAS
    Managing Director GUVNL

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    Shri J B Upadhyay
    I/c Head GPRD Cell GUVNL

Welcome to the Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell
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About Us

The Gujarat Power Research & Development (GPRD) Cell is a research center established by the Government of Gujarat for Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and its subsidiary Companies namely, GSECL, GETCO, DGVCL, MGVCL, UGVCL and PGVCL

The Cell is working under Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and is funded by the Government of Gujarat through the GUVNL. GUVNL is a parent holding Company for GSECL, GETCO, DGVCL, MGVCL, UGVCL and PGVCL. GSECL is looking after the electricity generation, GETCO is looking after the transmission of electricity and DGVCL, MGVCL, UGVCL and PGVCL are electricity distribution Companies looking after the distribution, operation and maintenance of electricity up to the consumer level in the state of Gujarat.

The success of the leading Companies depends on the strength of their efforts employed towards the R&D. Such companies spare and spend a huge amount of funds for R&D activities. With this concept and considering the future requirements of the power, an independent R&D Cell, as Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell for the state has been established. The Cell is equipped with necessary infrastructural facilities, manned with fully dedicated engineers having aptitude and who can deploy their skills, expertise and attention to research activities are selected from the GUVNL subsidiaries, through a transparent and vigorous process.

The Study, Development and Experiments are carried out for innovations, updating or further improvement in designs of different type of materials being used in the power sector, improvement in the network components and efficiency, safety implementation of automation, IT enabled applications, cultivation of renewable energy resources, exploring energy storage, Electric Vehicles etc.

The Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell is an independent Cell to work and to carry out pilot projects to achieve the mottos set. GPRD Cell is guided through a committee comprising of three layers of authenticities. The upper most committee is chaired by the Additinal Chief Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, GoG, Gandhinagar.

The GPRD cell was established on April 29, 2016 & shifted at IITGn on July 10, 2017. The GPRD Cell runs its business with 13 dedicated Scientists at IITGn Research Park, IIT, At-Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Vision Mission and Values

Be a globally recognized R&D organization in the power sector so as to strengthen the growth engine of the State and the Nation

Innovate, develop and implement advance technologies for
  • Providing facilities and opportunities for creation of knowledge, blue print of futuristic technologies and new business opportunities
  • Committing itself for societal good in all walks of human endeavor at macro as well as grassroots levels
  • Improving energy efficiency of power network
  • Improving electrical safety
  • Improving power quality and power reliability
  • Improving customer services
  • Harnessing renewable energy for environmental benefits
  • Improving employee efficiency
  • Searching of creative minds
  • Improving managerial and decision making tools
Linking tomorrow with today's energy by
  • Respect
  • Devotion
  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Ethics
  • Team Spirit

Media Section

What's New
  • Mr. Hardik Sakariya, Research Scientist, GPRD Cell, spoke about the Small Rooftop Wind Turbine Pilot Research Project on “Nirman News”
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  • Workshop “In Search of Creative Mind” organized by GPRD Cell, GUVNL at IIT Gandhinagar on 30/05/2023
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  • Visit of Canadian delegation to Gujarat Power R&D Cell at IIT Gandhinagar on 22/02/2023
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  • The GPRD Cell, in collaboration with GETRI, Vadodara organized a training program for PGCIL's 20 participants on 01/04/2022
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  • The Article on "GeoUrja - An Innovative GIS solutions for Power Sector
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  • The Article on "Network Mapping – Roll of GeoUrja in the power sector"
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  • Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Hon'ble Minister of Energy, GoG has inaugurated the 2nd volume of GPRD 3i magazine on 24/08/2021
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  • The retirement farewell function of Shri R B Patel, Head GPRD Cell, Gandhinagar organized on dated 03.06.2021 at IITGn, Gandhinagar
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  • Role of Geourja, a GEM of GPRD during cyclone "Tauktae"
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  • The Article on Online Testing Setup
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  • The Article on WatchDog Transformer(WDT) & The Interview of Mr. R B Patel, Head, GPRD
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  • Shri Mahesh Singh, Hon’ble MD, UGVCL inaugurated On Line Testing Set (OLTS)
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  • First Volume of "GPRD 3i" inauguration
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Contact Us

Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell
Block - B, Room No - 311
Research Park
IIT Gandhinagar, At - Palaj
Dist - Gandhinagar 382055.
📱/ : +91 63596 20797
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: @gprd_guvnl