Updates on Execution of Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India-III

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Following are the updates from the execution of smart grid pilot projects:

Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh

(The project is located at Jeedimetla Industrial Area)

Update: CPRI has been selected as the consultant. Technical Specification for the tender is completed. Draft RfP was received from CPRI and would be finalized within a week. Target date for issue of RfP: 31 March 2014. Target date for award: by end of June, 2014

Assam Power Distribution Company Limited, Assam

(The project is located at Guwahati distribution region)

Update: Medhaj Techno Concept has been selected as the consultant. RfP for Appointment of Smart Grid Implementing Agency was released on 04.03.2014. Last date of bid submission is on 21st April,2014 at 3.30 p.m. Target date for award: by end of May, 2014.

Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited, Mysore, Karnataka

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

Update: On 04 March 2014, CESC, Mysore has awarded the smart grid pilot project allocated by Ministry of Power, Government of India to a consortium of companies lead by Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore based company engaged in IT system integration in Europe and North America; and electricity distribution franchisee operations  in Odisha state in India. Other members in the consortium include KEPCO Data Networks (KDN) and Ecolibrium Energy Pvt Ltd. The project cost is INR 325.6 million of which 50% will be a grant from Ministry of Power and INR 85.2 million will be invested by Enzen Global and the rest by CESC. The project implementation period is 18 months

Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited, Chhattisgarh

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

Update: PGCIL appointed as consultant. DPR is being revised due to change in project area to Raipur. RfP is expected to be released by the end of March, 2014.

Electricity Department of Government of Puducherry

(The project is located at Division 1 of Puducherry)

Update: PGCIL is the consultant. RfP is ready but has to be finalized by PED. The state 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 RFP is prepared and submitted for internal approval. RFP is expected to release by end of March 2014.

 Jaipur Vidhyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd, Rajasthan

(The project is located at VKIA Jaipur)

Update: PGCIL has been selected as the consultant. Utility is working on putting together the Request for proposal.

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. Bids were opened on 07 March 2014. 23 companies submitted bids. Project would be awarded by end of May 2014.

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, Maharashtra

(The project is located at Baramati Town)

Update: Received 4 bids which were opened on 18th March 2014.  Technical evaluation in progress. Project would be awarded by end of April 2014.

 Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Punjab

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

Update: PSPCL, Punjab the RIP is in the advanced stage of finalization. Commercial part of the RfP is under board approval.

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. Tender is expected to be floated in May 2014.

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. Utility has received 6 bids. Technical Evaluation was completed. Five consortiums have been shortlisted for PoC for demonstrating their AMI connectivity solutions with 300 meters each. This PoC to be completed in 2 months and the price bids of bidders who are successful in the PoC will be opened.

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 has appointed Power Grid Solution Ltd (a JV of Tokyo Electric Power Company and Hitachi), NTT Communications, Fuji Electric Company and Price Waterhouse Coopers for preparing feasibility study. The Japanese Consortium had a kick-off meeting on 10th March 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. Revised DPR was submitted by PGCIL on 3rd March and expected to be finalized by next week. RfP is expected by end of May 2014.

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