Updates on Execution of Smart Grid Pilot Projects in India-IV
Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited, Andhra Pradesh
Project Area: Jeedimetla Industrial Area Number of Consumers: 11,904 Consultant: CPRI
RfP Status: Released on May 23, 2014
Project Update: Pre-bid was held on June 3, 2014. Bid submission date will be 2 weeks after issueof corrigendum, which is expected by June 27, 2014. Award of contract is likely by July 31 2014.
Assam Power Distribution Company Limited, Assam
Project Area: Guwahati Distribution Region Number of Consumers: 15,000
Consultant: Medhaj Techno Concept Pvt. Ltd. RfP Status: Released on March 4, 2014
Project Update: Pre-bid was held on April 9, 2014. A corrigendum to the RfP was released on June10, 2014. The last date of submission of bids has been extended to July 9, 2014. Award of contract is likely by August 31, 2014.
Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Limited, Mysore, Karnataka
Project Area: Additional City Area Division, Mysore Number of Consumers: 21,824
Consultant: PGCIL for Project Management RfP Status: Released on October 3, 2013
Bidders: Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Ltd was the sole bidder
Project Update: On April 30, 2014, CESC, Mysore awarded the smart grid pilot project to aconsortium of companies led 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, India. Other members in the consortium include KEPCO Data Networks (KDN) and Ecolibrium Energy Pvt Ltd, an Indian start-up and a member of ISGF, specialized in Demand Response solutions. The project cost is INR 325.6 million, of which 50 per cent will be a grant from the Ministry of Power, Rs 85.2 million will be invested by Enzen Global and the rest by CESC. The project implementation period is 18 months. Field work has commenced. Post bid discussion meeting was held on June 17, 2014 with Enzen and PGCIL. Enzen would be submitting a hardware and software design document by the end of July, 2014.
Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited, Chhattisgarh
Project Area: Siltara–Urla area of Raipur District Number of Consumers: Around 1,900 Consultant: PGCIL
RfP Status: Expected to be released by end of June 20, 2014
Project Update: Notice Inviting Tender was issued on March 1, 2014 and the RfP for the same isunder approval from the Chairman. Award of contract is likely by September 15, 2014.
Electricity Department of Government of Puducherry
Project Area: Division 1 of Puducherry Number of Consumers: 87,031 Consultant: PGCIL
RfP Status: Not Released
Project Update: RfP is ready, but has to be finalized by PED. The state government is now testing agrid-interactive rooftop scheme with technical assistance from Auroville Consulting. PED has also proposed an extension of Smart Grid Pilot Project to the entire UT of Puducherry at an estimated cost of around Rs186.67 Cr. The proposal for extension of Pilot to entire UT would be placed before the Steering Committee for appropriate discussion.
Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd, Himachal Pradesh
Project Area: KalaAmb Number of Consumers: 650 Consultant: PGCIL
RfP Status: Released on May 23, 2014
Project Update: The last date of submission of bids is July 1, 2014. Award of contract is likely bySeptember 30, 2014.
Jaipur Vidhyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd, Rajasthan
Project Area: VKIA Jaipur
Number of Consumers: 34,752
RfP Status: Not Released
Project Update: Awaiting management approval for releasing RfP.
Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala
Project Area: Selected Distribution Section offices spread over the geographical area of Kerala Number of Consumers: 25,078
RfP Status: Released on December 18, 2013
Bidders: Bids were opened on March 7, 2014 and two companies, L&T and EDMI submitted theirbids.
Project Update: Bid evaluation has been completed and recommendations have been forwarded tothe Board. Award of contract is likely by June 30, 2014
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, Maharashtra
Project Area: Baramati Town
Number of Consumers: 25,629 Consultant: None
RfP Status: Released on October 28, 2013
Bidders: Four Bids received. Bidders include Wipro + Alstom, L&T, Ami Tech and Rubenius.Project Update: Bid evaluation is in progress. Award of contract is likely by June 30, 2014.
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited, Punjab
Project Area: Industrial Division of City Circle Amritsar
Number of Consumers: 9,818
RfP Status: Released on June 13, 2014
Project Update: The last date for submission of bids is July 14, 2014. Award of contract is likely byAugust 31, 2014.
Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited, Tripura
Project Area: Electrical Division No.1 of Agartala town Number of Consumers: 46,071
RfP Status: Released on May 17, 2014.
Project Update: Pre-bid was held on May 23, 2014 and last date for submission of RfP relatedqueries was on May 30, 2014. Bid submission date has been extended to July 8, 2014. Award of contract is likely by August 31, 2014.
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Gujarat
Project Area: Naroda of Sabarmati circle and Deesa of Palanpur circle Number of Consumers: 39,422
RfP Status: Released on September 11, 2013
Bidders: Five valid bids received: Infosys + CGL; Wipro + JnJ Powercom Systems; L&T + EDMI;Reliance + Accenture; and Tapesh Energy + Corinex
Project Update: Technical Evaluation was completed. Five consortiums have been shortlisted forPoC for demonstrating their AMI connectivity solutions with 300 meters each. This PoC to be completed by June and the price bids of bidders who are successful in the PoC will be opened. Installation of meters for PoC is in progress. Award of contract is likely by August 31, 2014.
Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited, Haryana
Project Area: Panipat City Sub-division Number of Consumers: 31,914 Consultant: None
RfP Status: No RfP would be released
Project Update: This project at Panipat is under implementation by 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 a feasibility study, which has been completed. The final report will be submitted to NEDO Board for approval in July 2014.
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, West Bengal
Project Area: Siliguri Town in Darjeeling District Number of Consumers: 4,404
RfP Status: To be released by June 27, 2014
Project Update: Award of contract is likely by August 31, 2014.