A Compact Review on India’s First Smart Grid Pilot

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Bangalore Electricity Supply Company’s (BESCOM) is the first power distribution utility in India to initiate the testing of Smart Grid technologies. It has come up with a proposal for Smart Grid pilot in the year 2009. The project is supported by Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI) and the United States Agency for International Assistance (USAID). Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), which has been appointed as a consultant for the project, and they have carried out the feasibility study along with the International Partner.

About BESCOM:

  • Customers – 7.32 Million
  • Revenue Demand- Rs. 69550 million
  • Revenue Collection – Rs. 68570 million
  • Distribution Transformers – 138595
  • HT line- 68692 ckt km
  • LT line – 143544 ckt km
  • Distribution losses – 15.23%
  • AT & C Losses – 17.39%

What did consultants suggest for the pilot? 

Five Potential Sites for Smart Grid Pilot Studied based on the consumer spread; Domestic, Commercial, Agriculture, Industrial, Public Water works, HT Industrial are the various consumer categories-

  1. Electronic City
  2. EPIP –Whitefield
  3. Peenya Industrial Area
  4. MG and Brigade Road Area
  5. Rajaji Nagar Industrial Area
Overview of the Sites-
  • Substations = 1 – 3 of each
  • No. of feeders = 9 – 34
  • No. of DTR = 50 – 200
  • No. of Consumers = 13000 – 19000
  • Meters = EM / Static
  • Connected load = 9 – 180 MW
  • Energy = 2 – 72 MU
  • Captive (kVA) = 2000 – 86000
  • Renewables = NA
Electronic city has been chosen has the best among the studied sites based on the assessment of consumer participation.

 Overview of Electronic city project area-

  • Substations = 3
  • No. of feeders = 34
  • No. of DTR = 186
  • No. of Consumers = 19441
  • Metered = 19399
  • Meters = EM / Static
  • Sanctioned load = 121 MW
  • Energy – input = 290 MU
  • Energy – consumed = 278 MU
  • Captive = 86000 kVA
  • Renwables = NA

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