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NEDO Held a Ceremony to Celebrate the Start of a Full-scale Smart Grid Demonstration Project in India's Haryana State

January 26, 2018

NEDO has launched a full-scale smart grid demonstration project together with Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN) in India. An installation of a supervisory control and data acquisition system, as well as approximately 10,000 smart meters, was recently completed in Panipat in the state of Haryana, India. The demonstration is being conducted on the actual grid system, the same one that will be used for future system operations.

On January 25, 2018, NEDO held a ceremony to celebrate the start of the operations at the operations center in Panipat. Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal and NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato attended the ceremony. The Japanese side was further represented by Executive Officer Kenji Goto of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.; President and Director Kan Kinoshita of SEI Trading India Private, Ltd.; Vice President Yoichi Kato of THE Power Grid Solution; and Minister Kenko Sone of the Embassy of Japan in India. Providing additional representation on the Indian side was Chairman and Managing Director Shatrujeet Kapur of UHBVN.

During the ceremony, NEDO Executive Director Sato greeted attendees by saying that NEDO hoped that this project would contribute to the realization of smart electric power transmission and distribution systems, as well as lead to the introduction and expansion of Japan’s advanced smart grid-related technology in India. Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal also greeted attendees by saying that India similarly expected that the outcome of this demonstration would further the realization of a smart electric power transmission and distribution systems, while also expressing his gratitude for the cooperation from stakeholders from both countries.

  • NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato giving his speech at the ceremony
    NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato giving his speech
  • Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal giving his speech at the ceremony
    Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal giving his speech
  • Attendees at the ceremony (from left: Chairman and Managing Director of UHBVN Shatrujeet Kapur, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal, Minister of the Embassy of Japan in India Kenko Sone, and NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato)
    The ceremony (from left: Chairman and Managing Director of UHBVN Shatrujeet Kapur,
    Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal, Minister of the Embassy of Japan
    in India Kenko Sone, and NEDO Executive Director Yoshiteru Sato)