GBCI India and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power–DDL), India’s leading power distribution company serving the national capital, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership to promote, implement and accelerate the uptake of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in India, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Mili Majumdar, managing director of GBCI India and Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO of Tata Power–DDL signed the MOU on Sept. 28, 2018 in New Delhi. The collaboration seeks to encourage the adoption of PEER.
Initial conversations started at the 2016 India Smart Grid Forum, where GBCI India and Tata Power–DDL began exploring how PEER certification could be positioned to accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies and sustainable power systems in India and Southeast Asia. Since then, the two organizations have worked together to bring relevant technical competencies, as well as educational resources to the markets. This latest partnership is designed to expand on that work and further support sustainability, energy efficiency and smart grid efforts across the power sector.
PEER projects around the world provide power to more than 55 million people; have reduced CO2 emissions by 20 million MTCO2e/annum; and saved more than $31 million for consumers and businesses. Through PEER certification, power grids can gain a competitive advantage by differentiating their performance, documenting the value produced and demonstrating meaningful outcomes to accelerate transformation of the electricity sector in the marketplace.
Tata Power–DDL is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi and distributes electricity across North and Northwest West Delhi to a registered consumer base of 1.6 million. The company has a peak load of around 1960 MW, and operations span 510 square kilometers. Tata Power–DDL has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer-friendly practices.