INDIA: The Industrial Metropolitan

BYPL, Delhi

BYPL is licensed to supply and distribute electricity in Central and North Delhi. The 1.6 million customers in this region are both residential buildings and industry actors such as food industries, recycling plants, care providers, and energy production storage and distribution in the form of LNG and district heating. BYPL has three potential pilot sites, one of which will be chosen.

Project 1: Community-Based Solar System

A densely populated slum area located in Delhi has around 300-400 domestic consumers with a low paying capacity. The distribution losses are as high as 30% but the marginal profit is low, making it difficult to invest in the necessary grid reinforcement. Due to the dense population of the area, it is not possible to build additional grid infrastructure. BYPL is therefore looking for an alternative solution to increase reliability of supply while foregoing costly investments by incentivizing consumers to reduce losses and reduce the cost of power.

The proposed plan is to create a microgrid that supplies power to the entire area through the installation of roof-top PV and a storage system. Power exported from the system would be sold at an adjusted pro-rate for each customer.

Project 2: Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to augment the capacity of overloaded Distribution Transformers

Due to increasing energy demand in Delhi, there is a need to upgrade the grid. However, the grid currently experiences high peaks lasting a few hours, leaving the grid under-utilized most of the time. These sudden peaks in demand or dips in supply create reliability issues and congestion, oftentimes causing forced power cuts.

The proposed plan is to combine a BESS solution with Demand Response to assist in reliability and manage demand-supply fluctuations. E-Land tools will be used in unison with the proposed changes to alleviate congestion and improve reliability. The storage system will facilitate the integration of distributed RES such as PV and electric vehicles.

Project 3: Integration of Roof top PV, Energy Storage, and EV charging

Changes in how the electricity grid is balanced affect the overall harmonics and power quality of the grid. BYPL has therefore planned to integrate 380 KW of rooftop PV, energy storage, and EV fast-charging stations along a stretch of the grid, to study their impact on the system. Utility load curve, energy consumption, harmonics, and power quality assessments will be studied. From the gathered data, decisions can be made on the best way to invest in future infrastructure, utility planning, and designing tariff structures.

Auroville, Chennai

Auroville is a small township-based community with 3000 residents in the southern part of India powered by a mix of grid and on-site renewable energy. Lately, Auroville has allowed the installation of air conditioners thus increase of cooling load both centralised and individual. The rising temperatures in the region together with growing energy consumption, are placing huge stress on its on-site energy assets and state-owned distribution transformers feeding Auroville. Currently, Auroville is dependent on diesel generation for its back/up generators in case of outages and maintenance.

The company aspires to reduce its dependence on the state-owned grid and become self-sufficient by optimising operations of its various vectors and leveraging locally available energy sources, with inbuilt ability to operate on islanding mode. In addition, Auroville faces unique challenges of cyclones and faces trouble in the investment of off-grid RES. E-LAND toolbox will help Auroville in simulating the investments and optimisation needed for Auroville to implement the vision of the islanding mode of operation.

The pilot sites:

NORWAY: The Industrial Harbor (Fredrikstad)

The Port of Borg is situated in an industrial area on a small peninsula called Øra just outside Fredrikstad, Norway. The area is home to an assortment of industry actors including recycling plants, district heating, LNG storage and distribution, and food industry...

SPAIN: The Technology Park (Huesca)

Walqa Technology Park is located in the North East of Spain near the city of Huesca. The park is an initiative run by Aragon regional government entities and the local city council and is the work place of around 1000 employees...

ROMANIA: The University Campus (Targoviste)

The campus of Valahia University of Targoviste is a 142.000 m2 campus situated in the centre of Romania, 260 meters above sea level. Heavy rain, high winds and a large seasonal temperature differences are characteristic of the area...

INDIA: The Industrial Metropolitan (Delhi/Mumbai)

BYPL is licenced to supply and distribute electricity in Central and North Delhi. The 1.6 million customers in this region are both residential buildings and industry actors such as food industries, recycling plants, care providers, and energy production storage...