Gujarat Power Research & Development Cell

(A Govt. of Gujarat Initiative)
IITGn Research Park, IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj-382355, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Research Project

The GPRD Cell is engaged in Research and Development in Electricity area. The Cell has also taken up many activities which are related with energy efficiency of power network, Power quality and Power reliability, renewable energy for environmental benefits, improving customer services etc.

For achieving above conception, Total 52 (Fifty Two) Research Projects are ongoing which is listed as under:

On Going Research Project

List of Ongoing Reserch Project
1On line Testing of metering set of HT consumer Installation
2Common meter reading software using meter API_Universal Modem
3Appointment of system developer for Energy Meter Data Accusation system and BI
4LoRA WAN Communication Technology for existing DLMS meters
5Pole Erection Device
6Mobile App_GPS/GIS based _Connections Registration to Released [ Power Connect ]
7Pilot Project for 11KV VAR compensation with Step less Voltage regulator
8Pole Climbing device:
933kV Distribution System:
10Conductor Stringing Device (CSD)
11On field Safety Improvement by Live line indicator
12Effect of harmonics and its solution
13Consumer supported metering and billing system
14Smart Feeder Monitoring System for Power Distribution Network
15Mobile App for vigilance Activity
16To study effect of over voltage in Power Distribution Jointly with IITGn
17Study of reasons of HT & LT Aerial bunch cable failure and life
18LT AB Switch with Earth System ( LT ABES)
19AL-59-Tech specs_P058
21Common Line Earthing for HT feeder
22Best Practices of other utilities
23Wide Parallel flange Beam (WPB-160)-P061
24Collaboration with IIT-EPSRC UK
25Tool kit
26Material testing Lab at each DISCOMs
27Assessing impact of EV on power sector
29Wind Turbine
30Network Analysis Tool
31Load Break Switch with Earth Blade-Communicable
32Workshops in search of Innovative ideas
33Ideal Transformer Center
34GSECL-steam Turbine
35Surya Shakti Kishan Yojana - SKY AG. Feeder Solarization Scheme
36Ester Oil
37Feeder Pillar
38Electrical Over Head Sensor
39Drone Survey
40FRP Fencing
41Project Management Tool-PMT
42Integrated Solar Lighting System (ISLS)
43Battery Storage -Challenges of RE integration, storage and load pattern stabilization
44Micro inverters
45Load Balancing of Transformer
46Energy Efficient Pump set (EEPS)
47Geo-Mapping of Earth resistivity measurement data of villages under Vijapur Division, UGVCL
48Development of SMART Ecosystem for Energy Metering and communication for system reliability, quality control and revenue generation
49Study for feasibility of reuse of cooling tower blow down water from bhavnagar lignite thermal power station in irrigation in nearby villages
50Research project to study RS 485 Modbus Based AMR technology for Group Energy meter installations.
51Feeder panel Relay- Snapping of Conductor