Japanese energy efficiency solutions provider Fuji Electric has said it was in the process of identifying smart city projects in India and Andhra Pradesh, in particular, to offer their solutions.
Kazuhiko Hanaoka, General Manager, Fuji Electric, Power & Social Infrastructure Group, toldBusinessLine the company, which has deployed a number of smart community projects across various parts of the world including Japan, has begun a pilot project in AP. “In India, we have worked on Smart Grid in Panipat, Water Recycling System in Maharashtra, Energy Management System in Andhra Pradesh. The challenges faced by power distribution companies in India, such as outage management, peak load management and the need to deploy smart metres, could be handled in a holistic way addressing the overall energy management efficiently,” he said on the sidelines of a conference of Japanese investors.
Referring to the projects under way in AP, he said it involves setting up of monitoring equipment, following this up with the energy management system. “The renewable energy sector, which is posed to grow in the country would give us opportunities to provide integration services,” he said.
Once the energy efficiency management is taken care off, the next important solution that would be useful for electric utilities is the demand supply forecast and management. This enables utilities to better manage generation demand based on the requirement and supply needs that too location-wise.
Alok Chandna, Site Project Leader, Fuji Electic India, said, “The focus now is on new projects which would come up for offer with the proposed smart cities.”
(This news story is from Business Line)