New Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- January 9, 2013 - Fourteen smart grid pilot projects in different distribution companies have been shortlisted for funding by India’s Ministry of Power, on the recommendations of the India Smart Grid Task Force.

Few details are available yet on the projects and which or all of them will be funded and when – although funding has been allocated for this activity in the XIIth plan, which runs through 2017.

The projects are:

  • CESC (Karnataka) – AMI, outage management, peak load management, microgrid and distributed generation with an initial 21,800 consumers in the Mysore Additional City area
  • Andhra Pradesh CPDCL – AMI, outage management, peak load management and power quality management with 11,900 consumers in the Jeedimetla suburb of Hyderabad
  • Assam PDCL – AMI, outage management, peak load management, power quality management and distributed generation with 15,000 consumers in the Guwahati area
  • Gujarat VCL – AMI, outage management, peak load management and power quality management with 39,400 consumers in Naroda and Deesa
  • Maharashtra SEDCL – AMI and outage management with 25,600 consumers in Baramati in the Pune district
  • Haryana BVN – AMI and peak load management with 30,500 consumers in Panipat City
  • Tripura SECL – AMI and peak load management with 46,000 consumers in Agartala
  • Himachal Pradesh SEB – AMI, outage management, peak load management and power quality management with 650 industrial consumers in Nahan
  • Puducherry electricity department – AMI with 87,000 consumers
  • JVVNL (Rajasthan) – AMI and peak load management with 2,600 consumers in Jaipur
  • Chattisgarh SPDCL – AMI with 500 industrial consumers in Siltara
  • Punjab SPCL – outage management with 9,000 consumers in Amritsar
  • Kerala SEB –AMI with 25,000 industrial consumers
  • West Bengal SEDCL – AMI and peak load management with 4,400 consumers in Siliguri town in the Darjeeling district.