Updates on Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India-II

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Ministry of Power has allocated 14 Smart Grid pilot projects that will be implemented by various state-owned distribution utilities in India.
Article on “Smart Grid Pilot Projects Under Execution in India (2013-2016)” is recommended to study before look through these updates.
Following are the updates of the smart grid pilot projects:
Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh

(The project is located at Jeedimetla Industrial Area)

Update: Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has been selected as the consultant. Technical Specification for the tender is completed. Bid document and a notice inviting tender to be finalized by 28 Feb, 2014.

Assam Power Distribution Company Limited, Assam

(The project is located at Guwahati distribution region)

Update: DPR has been prepared. Medhaj Techno Concept has been selected as the consultant. Notice inviting Tender to be issued before the Review meeting on 20 Feb, 2014.

Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited, Mysore, Karnataka

(The project is located at Additional City Area Division, Mysore)

Update: Last date for bid submission was on the 30 December 2013. One bid was received and opened. Technical Evaluation of the bid is completed and has been submitted to the board for approval. The board approval is expected by the end of Feb 2014.

Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited, Chhattisgarh

(The project is located at Siltara – Urla area of Raipur District)

Update: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) appointed as Consultant. The utility is currently preparing their Detailed Project Report. DPR would be finalized by the end of Feb 2014.

Electricity Department of Government of Puducherry

(The project is located at Division 1 of Puducherry)

Update: Effort spearheaded by Power Grid Corporation. L&T, TCS, Wipro, JnJ Power, Dassault Systems etc. provided meters, FPIs and software for free. System tested for OMS, DSM and net metering for 1400 meters. The government is now testing out a grid- interactive rooftop scheme with technical assistance from Auroville Consulting.

Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd, Himachal Pradesh

(The project is located at Industrial town of KalaAmb)

Update: PGCIL has been selected as the consultant. Detailed Project Report is prepared. Draft Request for Proposal (RfP) is prepared and submitted for internal approval. RfP is expected to be floated in March, 2014.

Jaipur Vidhyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd, Rajasthan

(The project is located at VKIA Jaipur)

Update: PGCIL has been selected as the consultant. The utility is working to put together the RfP.

Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala

(The project is located at Selected Distribution Section offices spread over the geographical area of Kerala State)

Update: A tender was issued for selection of Smart Grid Implementation Agency. Pre-bid meeting was held on Jan 3, 2014. 24 companies expressed interest and participated in Pre bid meeting. Bid Submission end date is extended to 25 Feb, 2014. Bids will be opened on 28 Feb, 2014.

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, Maharashtra

(The project is located at Baramati Town)

Update: Bids were invited in October 2013 for Smart Grid Implementation Agency. Last date of bid submission has been extended to Feb 21, 2014 on the request of prospective bidders. Bids will be opened on the same date.

Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Punjab

(The project is located at Industrial Division of City Circle Amritsar)

Update: Work in progress

Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited, Tripura

(The project is located at Electrical Division No.1 of Agartala town)

Update: PGCIL has been selected as the consultant. Detailed Project Report is under preparation. Part funding under the state’s scope to be approved by the State government.

Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Gujarat

(The project is located at Naroda of Sabarmati circle which is an industrial and residential area and Deesa of Palanpur circle which is an agricultural area)

Update: Bids were opened on Jan 2, 2014. The utility has received 6 bids. Technical evaluation is under progress. Clarification has been requested from some bidders. Proof of Concept evaluation, is to be carried out after clarification.

Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited, Haryana

(This project is located at Panipat City Subdivision)

Update: This project at Panipat has been proposed for implementation under a grant from NEDO, Japan. NEDO is likely to appoint a Japanese agency for preparing feasibility study by end of Feb 2014.

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, West Bengal

(The project is located at Siliguri Town in Darjeeling District)

Update: PGCIL has been selected as the consultant. DPR has been approved. RfP is expected to be finalized by end of Feb 2014.

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