IElectrix-Shakti, A Smart Grid Demonstrator, Starts in Delhi

Highlights :

  • Funded by Horizon Europe, Tata Power DDL is the partner for the project
  • The project seeks to demonstrate better use and localisation of renewable energy

Indian Shakti Microgrid has been officially launched. Within a cooperation agreement signed by Enedis and TATA POWER Delhi Distribution Limited, the demonstration aims at showing in a district located in New Delhi, India, the IElectric-Shakti microgrid seeks to demonstrate how innovative solutions allow the implementation of Local Energy Communities (LEC) using local PV units and the self-consumption approach. With a focus on driving the penetration of local energy in the LV grid,  Increase the local consumption of renewable energy and Improve the resilience of the local energy system, the IElectrix project as it is termed seeks to do this by setting up demonstration projects that implement strategies such as

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  • Mobile storage system & smart substation
  • Adapted Demand Side Management
  • Islanding capacity of the microgrid in case of an outage occurring in the area

Subrata Das, Chief-Operations and Safety and Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited were one of the dignitaries present at the launch event of IElectrix-Shakti, a smart grid demonstrator combining solar photovoltaic technology, battery storage, smart transformer and energy management system at St. Xavier’s School, Civil Lines, New Delhi. The name ‘Shakti’ means Power, besides the Hindu goddess associated with creative energy. This highlights the fact that there is a  need to change the paradigm of the approach to energy production and consumption.

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Subrata Das, Chief- Operations and Safety, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, Pierre-Jacques Le Quellec, IElectrix Project Coordinator, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Hon’ble French Minister of Transport and Representative of the French, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State of Power and Heavy Industries, H.E. Mr. Ugo Astuto, EU Ambassador to India and Antoine Jourdain, CTO & International VP, Enedis.

The IElectrix-Shakti project is one of the co-funded projects from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme. Horizon 2020, now Horizon Europe, is the biggest & most ambitious programme  with a strong focus on European Green Deal. Besides the pilot site in India, other pilot sites are planned in Austria, Hungary and Germany in Europe.

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