On 8 November in Kolkata (India) the Delegation of the European Union to India (EU DEL) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, co-organized the “EU-India Joint Call on Smart and Integrated Local Energy Systems” to raise the awareness about the EU/ India call on Smart and Integrated Local Energy Systems. The call has been jointly funded by the European Commission through Horizon 2020 and the DST for joint project proposals.
The coordinator Alessandra Cuneo was invited to take part to the event to present MUSE GRIDS project as an example of on-going project which already promotes the collaboration between EU and India on smart energy systems and local energy communities.
In fact, in order to promote MUSE GRIDS replication, the project DSM and Multi-Energy planning tool will be virtually demonstrated, starting from local energy data, in few virtual demonstrators, among which an island village located in a rural part of West Bengal (Sundarbans) in India. Here, MUSE GRIDS will monitor the local energy consumption/production and will 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.
The event was the perfect occasion for promoting the project among the Indian community and discuss with local authorities for the virtual demosite replicability.