On the 13th of March, the MUSE GRIDS project was presented at the 7th EU-India Smart Grid Workshop in New Delhi, an event of the India Smart Utility Week 2019. It was a great opportunity to show what will be done in West Bengal, the location of one of the MUSE GRIDS’ virtual demo-sites.
MUSE GRIDS, along with representatives of the European Commission and European industries, participated on the 13th of March at the India Smart Utility Week 2019, an international conference focused on Smart Grids.
In India MUSE GRIDS will monitor the local energy consumption/production of the Bali Island, in West Bengal. It will also help develop a local smart grid stimulating energy exchanges among different solar systems, taking into account industrial load and potential installation of a neighbourhood battery. Predictably, this operation will have a significant impact on the 32000 people living there.
Supported by the Indian government, the India Smart Utility Week brings together India’s leading electricity, gas and water utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and world’s top-notch Smart Energy experts and researchers. Last year the event was attended by more than 2200 delegates with 245 speakers from 38 countries.
Clearly, with such an audience, this was a great opportunity to explain the project, the new technologies adopted, and the (virtual) demo-sites, focusing in particular on the work that will be done in India. Besides, MUSE GRIDS was also able to gather feedback and opinions from Indian experts, getting to know the actors working on Smart Grids at the Indian level.