NSGM Project

Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India

Currently there are 16 Smart Grid Pilot Projects and 1 Smart City Research & Development Platform at different geographical locations in India which are under implementation. The brief about these projects is given as under:

  • 1. AVVNL, Ajmer

  • AVVNL, Ajmer
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Satguru Feeder, Ajmer City
    Project Summary Test pilot for implementation of AMI with co-existence of smart meters and over-the-top module retrofitted meters for approximately 1000 consumers.
    Functionalities Adopted ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Coexistence of meters from different vendors
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Better energy audit
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Invested by USAID, supported by NSGM
  • 2. APDCL, Assam

  • APDCL, Assam
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Guwahati Distribution Region
    Project Summary The pilot project covers 15,000 consumers involving 90MUs of input energy. Under RAPDRP Part-A, SCADA / DMS is also being implemented which shall be utilized as basis infra for Smart Grid development. Distributed Energy Integration (solar and available DG backup) is also considered for the pilot project.
    -Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • ·         Distributed Generation
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Increased available energy during peak time
  • ·         Revenue increase through Power Quality measurements and power factor penalty
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduction in interest payments due to deferred Capital Investment in
  • sub-transmission networks
  • ·         Improvement of availability (reduction of Customer Minutes Lost)
  • ·         Improved management of power procurement options
  • ·         Unscheduled Interchange using Short Term Load Forecasts
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.29.86 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.20.92 Cr
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.10.46 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 3. CESC, Mysore

  • CESC, Mysore
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation V V Mohalla (Additional City Area Division)
    Project Summary Project involves 21,824 consumers with a good mix of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural consumers including 512 irrigation pump sets covering over 14 feeders and 473 distribution transformers and accounting for input energy of 151.89 MU. Additional functionality like Agriculture DSM with community portal, consumer portal to support DSM/DR, employee portal for knowledge sharing and benefit realization, KPI based MIS and data analytics for decision support are also proposed
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • ·         Distributed Generation
  • ·         Micro Grid
  • ·         Reduced Distribution Losses
  • ·         Reduced Peak load consumption
  • ·         Reduced cost of billing
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.32.56 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.16.28 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 4. PED, Puducherry

  • PED, Puducherry
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Division No. 1
    Project Summary The project proposes covering 34,000 no. of consumers with dominant being domestic consumers. The proposed project area is also covered under RAPDRP Scheme for IT implementation and system strengthening. Common Meter Data Management System is proposed to be developed that shall take data from MDMS of Different meter manufacturer/solution provider and integrate the information for use with Time of Use and Net Metering tariffs.
    Functionalities Adopted ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in Distribution Losses
  • ·         Reducing cost of billing
  • ·         Increasing revenue collection efficiency
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.43.91 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.35.53 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.17.76 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 5. HPSEB, Himachal Pradesh

  • HPSEB, Himachal Pradesh
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Kala Amb Industrial Area
    Project Summary The project area covers a base of 1,251 consumers dominated by HT consumers with a peak demand on 97MW. High end power quality meters are also being installed at HT consumers for capturing power quality data remotely for identifying decision on corrective actions in collaboration with consumers.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • ·         Power Quality Measurement
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Shifting peak load
  • ·         Reduction in penalties
  • ·         Reduction in outages
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project:: Rs.24.99 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.19.45 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.9.73 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 6. PSPCL, Punjab

  • PSPCL, Punjab
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Tech-II Sub Division, SAS Nagar
    Project Summary The proposed project area has 2,737 no. of consumers predominantly domestic consumers with an overall consumption of 112.8 MUs per annum. Unrestricted Peak demand is about 30MW.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduced AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced Peak Load Consumption
  • ·         Reduced Cost of Billing
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.8.17 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.7.16 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.3.58 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 7. TSECL, Tripura

  • TSECL, Tripura
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Electrical Division No. 1, Agartala
    Project Summary The pilot project covers 45,290 no. of consumers. The proposed project area is covered under RAPDRP Scheme for IT implementation and system strengthening. Time of Use models and Net Metering tariff mechanisms were also proposed for adoption.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduced AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced Peak Load Consumption
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.80.08 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.63.43 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.31.72 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 8. TSSPDCL, Telangana

  • TSSPDCL, Telangana
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Jeedimetla Industrial Area
    Project Summary The proposed project area covers a number of 11,904 consumers for Smart Meters installations. The project area is covered under RAPDRP Scheme for DAS, IT and SCADA implementation.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • ·         Power Quality Measurement
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduced AT&C loss
  • ·         Reduced purchase of high cost power at peak hours
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.35.86 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.34.93 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.17.47 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 9. UHBVN, Haryana

  • UHBVN, Haryana
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Panipat City Sub Division
    Project Summary The pilot project covers 11,000 consumers with 70 MU input energy consumption. The proposed project area is covered under RAPDRP Scheme for IT implementation and system strengthening.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduced AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced Peak Load Consumption
  • ·         Reduced Cost of Billing
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Under Grant from NEDO, Japan
  • ·         MoP Share: Nil
  • 10. UGVCL, Gujarat

  • UGVCL, Gujarat
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Naroda of Sabarmati Circle
    Project Summary The pilot project proposes covering 22,230 consumers in Naroda. Some additional functionalities like Load forecasting and Asset Management are also proposed and functionalities of load forecasting, peak power management and outage management are also considered at utility level which will impact all consumers of utility indirectly.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Outage Management
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C losses
  • ·         Savings in Peak Power Purchase cost by reduction of peak load
  • ·         Reduction in Transformer failure rate
  • ·         Reduction in number of outages
  • ·         Reduction in Meter Reading cost, Cost of payment collection etc
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.82.70 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.41.35 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 11. WBSEDCL, West Bengal

  • WBSEDCL, West Bengal
    Highlights Description
    Project Summary The proposed project area had 5,265 consumers with two no. of 11kV feeders and 46 DTs. The overall consumption of around 7.46 MUs per annum.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduced AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced Peak Load Consumption
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.8.10 Cr.
  • ·         Evaluated Project Cost: Rs.7.03 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.3.52 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS
  • 12. IIT, Kanpur

  • IIT Kanpur
    Highlights Description
    Project Summary The project aims to develop a Smart City prototype and R&D platform for smart distribution systems and demonstrates the future capabilities of a Smart City. The project area includes three substations for implementing substation automation, residential flats for smart home system implementation. Grid connected solar PV will also be installed for RE integration. Robust communication network shall also be developed for seamless exchange of information across the prototype.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Smart City Control Center
  • ·         Smart Homes
  • ·         Advanced IT Infrastructure
  • ·         Renewable Integration
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Smart City R&D Platform
  • ·         Smart Home Management Systems
  • ·         Substation Automation
  • ·         Rooftop Solar PV Integration
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart City Pilot in Power Distribution Sector
  • ·         Total Cost of Project: Rs.12.5 Cr.
  • ·         MoP Share: Rs.6.25 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: IPDS

    Smart Grid projects under NSGM

    National Smart Grid Mission in its two empowered Committee meetings approved 4 projects in 2016. The brief about these projects is as under:

  • 1. CED, Chandigarh

  • CED, Chandigarh
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Sub Division No. 5
    Project Summary Project covers about 30,000 consumers with a good mix of residential and commercial consumers. The area was not covered under RAPDRP scheme of GoI. SCADA is also considered for implementation
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Substation Automation including SCADA
  • ·         Integration of Rooftop Solar
  • ·         Distribution Transformer Monitoring
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Improvement of availability
  • ·         Reduced peak load
  • ·         Improved billing and collection efficiency
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Project under NSGM
  • ·         Total Cost of the Project: Rs.28.58 Cr.
  • ·         NSGM Share: Rs.8.574 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: Grant under NSGM
  • 2. MSEDCL, Maharashtra (Amravati)

  • MSEDCL, Maharashtra (Amravati)
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Amravati Town
    Project Summary Project involves about 1,48,000 consumers with a good mix of domestic, commercial, and industrial sections covering the entire city with a peak demand of 105 MW and losses of 23.3% on average. The town is covered under RAPDRP scheme of GoI.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Outage Management
  • ·         Demand Response
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced peak load consumption
  • ·         Reduced cost of billing and increase in collection efficiency
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Project under NSGM
  • ·         Total Cost of the Project: Rs.90.05 Cr.
  • ·         NSGM Share: Rs.27.02 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: Grant under NSGM
  • 3. MSEDCL, Maharashtra (Congress Nagar)

  • MSEDCL, Maharashtra (Congress Nagar)
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Congress Nagar Division of Nagpur
    Project Summary Project covers about 1,25,000 consumers with good mix of residential, commercial and industrial consumers. Congress Nagar division is under MSEDCL while other divisions are with private franchisees. The area is covered under RAPDRP scheme of GoI.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Outage Management System
  • ·         Demand Response
  • ·         SCADA
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced peak load consumption
  • ·         Reduced cost of billing and increase in collection efficiency
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Project under NSGM
  • ·         Total Cost of the Project: Rs.139.15 Cr.
  • ·         NSGM Share: Rs.41.75 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: Grant under NSGM
  • 4. KESCO, Kanpur

  • KESCO, Kanpur
    Highlights Description
    Area of Implementation Kanpur City
    Project Summary Project involves about 5,39,000 consumers with a good mix of residential, industrial and commercial segments all over the city with a peak demand of 650 MW. The area is covered under RAPDRP scheme of GoI.
    Functionalities Adopted
  • ·         Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • ·         Peak Load Management
  • ·         Distribution Transformer Monitoring
  • ·         Distributed Generation Integration
  • Benefits Envisaged
  • ·         Reduction in AT&C Losses
  • ·         Reduced peak load consumption
  • ·         Reduced cost of billing
  • ·         Reduction in outages
  • Key Facts
  • ·         Project Type: Smart Grid Project under NSGM
  • ·         Total Cost of the Project: Rs.319.57 Cr.
  • ·         NSGM Share: Rs.95.87 Cr.
  • ·         Funding Programme: Grant under NSGM

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