National Workshop on Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt of India conducted a three-day national workshop on Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) at Gujarat Energy Training and Research Institute (GETRI), Vadodara, Gujarat from 8th to 10th December 2021. The objective of the workshop was to provide hands-on training to State Implementing Agency (SIA) officials on various aspects of the development and operation of the State level portal SEDM portal for monitoring the implementation of KUSUM scheme which are being developed by Harikrupa Automation Private Limited (HKAPL) with support from GIZ and to create a platform for knowledge sharing among all the participants, including from the states which are planning to participate in the KUSUM scheme. Representatives from Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana & Tripura have participated in the workshop and shared their experiences.

The workshop was opened with keynote addresses by Mr. Narendra Nath Veluri (IFS), CEO-ANERT, Kerala. Mr. Shobhit Srivastava, Scientist-D, MNRE delivered the inaugural address and explained the benefits of IoT based IT & OT Technologies in solving many challenges by implementing innovative solutions.

Key Discussion Points

  • Virtual Feeder Segregation
  • Remote Monitoring System for KUSUM Components
  • SEDM SCADA Software Platform for KUSUM Components
  • SEDM Business Processes for KUSUM Components
  • Implementation Strategy of SEDM Platform
  • Solarization of Agriculture Pump sets

HKAPL demonstrated the common mobile app being developed under PM-KUSUM scheme for SIAs, Vendors & Farmers. The complete demonstration of SEDM Platform was also arranged along with hands-on session for a better understanding of the platform. A presentation was made by Mr. R J. Vala about various initiatives undertaken by GUVNL in Gujarat for the Solar Rooftop scheme, as well as, under the PM KUSUM scheme.

The decision support tool for solar pump site selection and solar irrigation pump sizing tool which are developed with support from GIZ were also presented to the participants by representatives of CEEW and IWMI respectively.

The workshop was concluded with a site visit to MGVCL DISCOM’s Laljipura feeder which was solarized under SKY Scheme. MGVCL officials explained the implementation process along with the Metering console system for Solar consumers and WDD systems for Non-Solar consumers of Laljipura feeder.

For more information please contact Mr. Prasun Kumar Das, prasun.das(at)