Tata Power signs MoU with EDF for ‘Smart Grid Tech’ 

Tata Power and Électricité de France shall be jointly demonstrating to help de-carbonise local energy systems and evaluate ‘Smart Grid Technologies’ in India, using innovative solutions.

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Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has joined hands with Électricité de France (EDF) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Enedis to explore prospective opportunities together, related to ‘Smart Grid Technology’ in India.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two firms heading towards the goal of electricity development and smart sustainable city development by Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD of the Tata Power-DDL and Marianne Aigneau who is in Charge of the international division of EDF.

A senior TPDDL official said as part of an ambitious and forward-looking programme of Smart Grids and revamping the Indian distribution sector, the Indian Government has launched several schemes for development and re-development of the distribution network in addition to the ‘Smart Cities Mission’ in June 2015. Smart cities and smart grid technologies are seen as a key to India’s economic and social growth.

TPDDL and EDF shall be jointly demonstrating to help de-carbonise local energy systems and evaluate ‘Smart Grid Technologies’ in India, using innovative solutions, he informed.

Praveer Sinha said as a leading power distribution company, TPDDL has introduced several firsts in the distribution sector and is passing on practical knowledge to others.

“The use of energy efficient technology is a unique and cost effective solution to optimize operational efficiency and provide better quality services at a lower cost,” he said.

Sinha further said that the collaboration with institution of repute like EDF paves the way for scientific and technical cooperation between the parties to recognize the great potential to join forces and leverage synergies for the benefit of society at large by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.

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