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NEDO Launches Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Haryana, India

-Promoting the dissemination of Japanese Technologies through Conducting Technology Demonstration and Providing Operational Know-how-
December 8,2015
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

NEDO has agreed to cooperate with the Ministry of Power, Government of India to demonstrate smart grid-related technologies in Panipat of India’s Haryana State, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on December 2.

In this project, we aim at contributing to making Indian distribution network smarter and disseminating Japanese technologies in India by conducting a smart grid-related technology demonstration project in conjunction with a capacity-building project to provide operational know-how concerning the power distribution system to Indian distribution companies.

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1.Project Overview

In India, it is an urgent issue to expand power distribution equipment and systems through the introduction of smart-grid related technologies in order to resolve challenges of Indian power distribution companies. For this reason, the Indian government has shown great interest in smart grid technology and set forth policies aimed at building next generation power distribution networks with less electrical waste. Currently, the Ministry of Power Govt. of India is taking the lead in fourteen smart grid pilot projects to modernize power distribution networks in India.

In order to contribute to solving the challenges faced by power distribution companies, NEDO has conducted feasibility studies for a demonstration project of smart grid-related technology in Panipat in the State of Haryana which is one of the candidate out of fourteen smart gird pilot projects. The feasibility study was also done for a capacity building*1 project to provide Japanese operational know-how concerning power distribution systems to Indian power distribution companies.

NEDO has agreed to cooperate with Ministry of Power Govt. of India and others*2 to conduct a smart grid-related technology demonstration project in Panipat of India’s Haryana State, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project was signed on December 2. In this demonstration project, a consortium of three Japanese companies namely, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and THE Power Grid Solution Ltd, will be entrusted to work jointly with Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN*3), a Government of Haryana undertaking which undertakes the power distribution business in the Northern parts of Haryana. The term of the project is for three years between FY2015 and FY2018.

For the smart grid-related technology demonstration task, the companies will install smart meters for some customers in Panipat and perform data collection as well as monitoring and control of smart meters through a supervisory control system called SCADA*4 to demonstrate (1) peak load reduction technology, (2) distribution grid monitoring and control technology, and (3) power distribution loss reduction technology aimed at power theft, power meter tampering, and omission of bill collection.

The capacity building task aims to enabling Indian power distribution companies to effectively use Japanese smart grid-related technologies to reduce distribution losses and the failure rate of distribution transformers, as well as to improve the frequency of power failures, by providing Japanese operational know-how concerning power distribution systems including how to master those technologies.

By combining these two tasks, NEDO hopes to contribute to make Indian power distribution smarter and also showcase the effectiveness of Japan’s advanced smart grid-related technology, with the aim of spreading Japanese technology.

【Glossary】

*1 Capacity Building
Building the capacity of countries such as developing countries. This project’s purpose is to promote the introduction of Japanese technologies in the future by providing operational know-how concerning power distribution systems, including how to master Japanese smart grid-related technologies.
*2 The parties to this MOU include the Ministry of Power, Government of India; the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India; the Power Department, Government of Haryana State; and, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN).
*3 UHBVN
Abbreviation of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam.
*4 SCADA
Abbreviation of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition.

2.For more information, please contact:

Smart Community Department, NEDO TEL: +81-44-520-5274

International Affairs Department, NEDO TEL: +81-44-520-5190