TUV Rheinland, India, a member of Wi-SUN Alliance had conducted an Open House on 15th December 2016 in , New Delhi. This had given an overview of Wi-SUN technology and applications being adopted in India as well as an opportunity to meet Wi-SUN alliance representatives and hear the latest news and updates. Senior Government and Industry officials had share their thoughts and address the audience.
ISGF along with Huawei, its Industry Member, had organised a Workshop on Building Robust Power Grid with ICT Technology on 09 Dec, 2016 in Mumbai. This workshop covered the Communication Challenges for Smart Grids and Smart Cities; Leveraging IoT technologies and a Panel Discussion on ICT for Reliable, Robust and Safe Electricity Grid.
The digital economy is changing the way we work and live. New ICT technologies in the digitalization era are also optimizing business models and opening up new market opportunities. To help the business world seize new opportunities and address upcoming challenges, Huawei remains committed to building a better-connected world and a strong industry ecosystem relying on continuous innovations and open partnerships, leading new ICT transformations and helping enterprises stay ahead in increasingly competitive markets. This event will include an exhibition on a wide range of innovative ICT products and solutions in the fields of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, SDN, Data Centers. Huawei will also share success stories about digital transformations implemented in government and public sectors, financial services, transportation, power and education.
Go has launched several targeted programs to achieve the noble objective of providing 24x7 Power for All set by Hon'ble Prime Minister which include: (1) DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana with an investment of US$ 7 billion, (2) Integrated Power Development Scheme that covers 5000 towns with an investment of US$ 6 billion, (3) North Eastern Regional Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) with an investment of US$ 1 billion, (4) New RE Program with a target of 175 GW by 2022 and investment commitment of US$ 260 billion, (5) 100 Smart Cities and Rejuvenation of 500 towns where smart grids will provide clean and sustainable energy, (6) National Mission on Electric Mobility with a target of 6-7 electric vehicles by 2022; and (7) National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) that will take up development of smart grids on fast track in coordination with the above programs. Government of India is planning to roll out of 250 million Smart Meters in next 5-7 years. For successful implementation of several of these programs, smart grid technologies are going to be the key enabler.
Several building blocks of smart grids have been implemented under R-APDRP and few other smart systems are being planned under IPDS. If Discoms leverage the assets created under R-APDRP for effective implementation of new projects under IPDS and NSGM, the transformation to Smart Grids can be achieved more efficiently at marginal cost. In order to discuss this concept, ISGF in collaboration with Schneider Electrichad conducted a series of workshops with Discoms and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions. The objective of these workshops was to identify the Smart Grid components that can be included in new projects to derive greater business value.
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