Smart Grid in Puducherry - A Reality

Presently Following Attributes have been successfully implemented at Puducherry:

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
    • Energy accounting / audit
    • Load profile
    • Load Control (Connect / Disconnect)
    • Monitor Power Quality Information
    • Monitor Outage data
    • Information for proper Network
    • Tamper monitoring
    • AMI performance monitoring
  • Virtual Demand Response (DR)
    • Customer side
    • Utility side
  • Street Light Automation
    • Energy saving potential
  • Outage Management System (OMS)
    • Fault Passage Indicator (FPI)
      • Current & Status of Fault in Phases
    • Distribution Transformer Monitoring Unit (DTMU)
      • Outage Data
      • Average Loading
      • Total Harmonic Distortion
      • Temperature of oil, enclosure & the phase windings
  • Net-Metering by Renewable Integration
    • Solar PV integration through Net metering
  • Power Quality Management
  • Smart Home
  • Micro Grid Controller
  • Electric Vehicle
    • Charging through solar PV
Current Status
AMI
  • Smart Meters: 1658
  • DT Meters: 11 (Nos.)
  • Data Concentrator Units: 33

OMS
  • DTMU: 08 (Nos.)
  • FPI: 21 (Nos.)

PQM
  • LT Automatic power factor correction : 140 kvar

  • Street Lighting Automation: 126 (Nos.)
  • Virtual Demand Response
  • Electric Vehicle with Solar Charging Station
  • MicroGrid Controllers
  • Net Metering 3 (Nos.)

Highlights
  • 3rd Steering committee meeting: 21st September 2013
  • Pilot Control Center inaugurated: 19th October 2012
  • 2nd Steering committee meeting: 19th October 2012
  • 1st Steering committee meeting: 13th July 2012
  • 2nd Executive Committee meeting: 12th July 2012
  • 1st Executive Committee meeting: 17th March 2012
  • CEO Meeting for Pilot Project: 17th Feb 2012