Smart Grid in Puducherry - A Reality

Demand Response

Peak Load Management

The DR application collects information from various systems like the load forecast, SCADA, and MDM sub systems. Based on these inputs power demand-supply is determined for present and the next time block and the deficit/surplus is worked out. Based on the deficit/surplus demand response signals are sent out to the consumers.

Demand Side Management solution helps to make the electric grid much more efficient and balanced by assisting the consumers reduce their overall electric demand, and/or shifts the time period when they use their electricity, and/or prioritizes the way they use electricity, and in so doing, reduces their overall energy costs. It also helps utility in deferring additional investment in capacity addition, reductions of AT&C losses.DSM has two(s) applications viz. Energy Efficiency (EE) & Demand Response (DR). Energy Efficiency is achieved by utilizing low energy intensive end use equipments by the consumers. This shall facilitate energy conservation and reduce the overall energy requirement. Demand response (DR) mechanism shall create an understanding among consumers that pricing of electricity varies significantly during the day, facilitating consumer for wiser use of electricity. Demand response includes turning off non essential loads & shifting energy intensive activities to off peak hours.

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