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Tata Power-DDL & GBCI Sign MoU to promote Smart-Grid Tech & Sustainable Power System in India, Asia, Africa and Middle East

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  • The collaboration seeks to identify the opportunities for applications of Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER)

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), India’s leading power distribution company serving a populace of 7 million in the national capital, and Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI), a US based global credentialing and certification body working in the domain of green, sustainable and energy efficiency initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in New Delhi to establish a strategic partnership to promote, implement and accelerate the uptake of smart grid technologies and sustainable power system in India,  Asia, Africa and Middle East. The MoU aims to bring together relevant technical competencies and share resources, tools and information more efficiently. The MoU was signed by Mr. Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO, Tata Power-DDL and Ms. Mili Majumdar, MD – GBCI, Sr. Vice President – USGBC.

The main thrust of the MoU is to work jointly for the achievement of common goals and utility objectives related to identification of opportunities for applications of Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) – a comprehensive, consumer-centric, data-driven system for evaluating power system performance and to promote sustainable power. It also emphasises on  promotion energy efficiency and smart grids.

On signing of the MoU, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Banga, CEO, Tata Power–DDL said, “The collaboration with an institution like Green Business Certification Institute will provide momentum towards making a robust sustainable power system. We are confident that the association with GBCI will empower utilities with key performance outcomes, capabilities, design considerations, metrics and examples of best practices that will enable customer satisfaction and improve power system efficiency.”

Ms. Mili Majumdar, MD – GBCI, Sr. Vice President – USGBC  said, “ We are privileged to partner with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited to steer certification of sustainable power systems in India. As the world’s first certification, PEER measures and helps to improve power system performance and energy infrastructure . We work with multiple stakeholders across the world to help them transform the power sector and now we will be jointly working with Tata Power- DDL towards a common goal of providing sustainable power for all”. 

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi with the majority stake being held by Tata Power Company (51%). Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. The company started operations on July 1, 2002 post the unbundling of the erstwhile Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). With a registered consumer base of 1.6 million and a peak load of around 1960 MW, the company's operations span across an area of 510 sq. kms. Tata Power-DDL has been the front-runner in implementing power distribution reforms in the capital city and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. AT&C loss is a measure of overall efficiency of the distribution business which is the difference between units input into the system and the units for which the payment is collected. Today, AT&C losses stand at 8.5 % which is an unprecedented reduction of around 84% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.

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