Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NDPL receives $0.6 million grant from USTDA for smart grid project

US Trade and Development Agency today announced that NDPL is choosen for $686,447 grant for implentation of Smart Grid technology project in its distribution network of North & West Delhi. The agreement was signed between USTDA and NDPL at US - India Business Council(USIBC) organized  roundtable in New Delhi. Sunil Wadha, MD of NDPL welcomed the USTDA association in this regard. NDPL is one of the pioneer in Smart Grid technology implementation in India.

North Delhi Power Ltd, which is jointly owned by New Delhi government and Tata Power, has partnered with GE for various smart grid solutions. Smart Grid technologies are going to enhance efficiency and reliability of energy distribution, additionally consumer will have ability to manage their energy usage. NDPL expects the technology will help them reduce power outages and thus increase reliability. The company has taken many initiatives in this regard that will reduce network losses and has pioneered substation and distribution automation in India. It is working on many smart grid initiatives, including deployment of smart metering infrastructure that will automated meter reading and help manage metering services using two-way communication with consumers.

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