The European Union (EU) had partnered with the Indian Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) in its flagship event - India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) 2022, which was conducted from 02nd March 2022 - 04th March, 2022.
At the inaugural session of ISUW 2022, the "Smart Grid Replication Handbook for India '' was launched in the august presence of HE Mr Ugo Astuto, Ambassador of the European Union to India. Subsequently, during the Part A of the “11th EU-India workshop on Smart Grids", the handbook was presented, followed by the discussions on the smart grid sector in India.
About this handbook
The EU-India High-Level Platform on Smart Grids chaired by the Florence School of Regulation-FSR Global and supported by the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and Comillas University was established under the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP) to support faster replication and roll out of smart grids in India. As an outcome of the first year of the platform, this handbook was developed in collaboration with experts from both Europe and India.
India has embarked on an ambitious sustainable development pathway by applying a multipronged approach spanning several sectors from developing smart cities to enabling electric vehicles. In the power sector, it is necessary to transform and prepare the grid at both the transmission and distribution levels to ensure the success of India’s sustainability journey. Implementation of innovative smart grid projects will enable India to reach its ambitious sustainability goals. However, a multitude of challenges in rolling out these novel solutions on a nationwide scale continue to persist. The handbook contains insights and tools that will aid implementation and replication of innovative smart grid projects in India. Therefore, this handbook provides its readers with the following:
- Insights into opportunities and barriers in replicating smart grid projects in India.
- A framework for selecting use cases based on their relevance to India
- The CBA tool to assess the costs and benefits of smart grid use cases in India
- The SRA tool to assess the scalability and replicability of smart grid use cases in India
- Insights from applying the above mentioned tools to both European and Indian case studies.
The handbook can be accessed/downloaded via this link