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Tata Power-DDL ties up with European firms to implement smart grid pilot in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Tata Power-DDL Friday joined hands with European firms Enedis, Schneider Electric, Odit-e and VaasaETT to implement a 1-megawatt smart grid demonstration project in the national capital, which would be insulated from any blackout in the main grid.

This will cater to a specific area which could be connected to main grid or can be at an isolated place. It will help store and supply renewable generation in the area and insulate the area from any outage or fluctuation in the main grid.

The project is planned to start in May this year and is expected to be completed by October 2022.

"In common parlance, this is in a way of specific area for power supply. After the grid failure in 2012, the government has been working on the project for

"However, this demonstrative project would be for specific area covering around 1000 households," Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL) told

The project would either be implemented the project in Civil Lines or Pitampura in Delhi, he said. "This (the project) is basically to harness renewable sources."

The company said the project would lead to maximisation of local consumption of renewable and support through capability of

It said: "The will provide a grant of 7.9 million euro for the project, while the overall project budget is euro 10.7 million.

A memorandum of understanding in this regard was signed between Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL; Philippe Monloubou, chairman of management board, Enedis; Luc Remont, (international operations), Schneider Electric; Philippe Deschamps, CEO, Odit-E; and Thomas N Mikkelsen, partner and director of consultancy, VaasaETT on the sidelines of the Smart Utility Week 2019 here.

Tomasz Kozlowski, EU to India; Jean-Marc FENET, minister-counsellor for economic affairs, of the at the Embassy of in India; Megan Richards, director of DG at the European Commission; and Praveer Sinha, & MD of were also present on the occasion.

"The collaboration with Enedis, Schneider Electric, Odit-e and VaasaETT is one of the significant milestones in the Indian power sector," said Praveer Sinha, managing director and of

Apart from this, four more such demonstrators are planned in Germany, and as part of the project.

Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the of Delhi.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 16:10 IST