Knowledge Note

Development of power transmission networks requires long lead times and substantial capital. Optimization of investment is especially critical in fast-growing economies such as India’s, where there are competing demands on financial resources, and utilities need to maintain adequate cash flow to expand electricity service for economic growth and poverty reduction. As shown by examples from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, integrated, iterative planning of transmission and distribution using appropriate software can provide the necessary optimization while meeting the objectives of expanding grid capacity, maintaining system stability, and improving efficiency.

About the Presenters

Kavita Saraswat

Amol Gupta