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Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and the Foundation for Science, Innovation and Development at IISc have entered into a partnership to establish a centre of excellence in cybersecurity in power transmission and grid operations.

This will be a nodal centre and a think-tank where cybersecurity experts from academia, national research and development labs, and the industry will work together to address cybersecurity concerns related to power grids. Powergrid will provide funding to the extent of Rs 1.19 billion over the next 10 years and also depute its industry experts to this centre to bolster research in this area.