Smart Grid in Puducherry - A Reality

Smart Home Energy Management

Under the Smart Grid regime, to bring efficiency and reap the maximum benefit of Smart Grid implementation “Home Energy Management System” would play a key role at the end user level.

The Home Energy Management System will enable the end user to monitor energy consumption & cost of electricity, optimise energy usage, control appliances and other devices, make informed decisions under variable pricing structure, participate in demand response programs empowering consumer involvement in energy management process.

It will also enable the users to keep their energy bills low by efficiently monitoring and controlling the appliances in the home remotely or automatically.

This capability will require new access to data from the electric supplier (marginal price, current consumption, load curtailment signals) as well as interactive capabilities between consumer and home appliances to permit override of planned / automated actions.

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