MoP releases guidelines on planning of communication system for ISTS

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has formulated and released guidelines on planning of communication system for inter-state transmission system (ISTS).

Considering the critical role of communication system in ISTS, separate guidelines for its planning are essential. The objective of the guideline is to help in efficient, coordinated, smooth, economical and uniform planning of communication system for ISTS. The guidelines define the categories of communication system schemes for ISTS and their corresponding approval procedure. Communication schemes under this policy are categorised as Category A and Category B. Category A includes the communication system directly associated with new ISTS as well as incidental due to implementation of new ISTS elements, and Category B includes upgradation/modification of existing ISTS communication system pertaining to missing links, system strengthening, capacity upgradation, completion of life of existing communication system elements, standalone project such as cyber security and unified network management system (UNMS) and adoption of new communication technologies.

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