Honeywell and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) have successfully implemented the first ever Automated Demand Response (ADR) project for commercial and industrial facilities in India to address severe brownouts and blackouts that occurs as the gap between power required for homes and businesses outpaces what utilities can produce.
TPDDL is using Honeywell technology and services to link more than 160 buildings in its distribution network, and call for temporary reductions in energy use when demand threatens to outpace supply. The project will give TPDDL the ability to reduce approximately 11.5 megawatts of peak demand. If the same technology were deployed in all buildings in India, electricity consumption could drop an estimated 10.5 gigawatts, close to 7 percent of the peak energy currently required nationwide.
“TPDDL is steering the country towards a smarter, more dynamic electrical grid where utilities and their customers collaborate to solve broad challenges,” said Anant Maheshwari, President of Honeywell India. “This project will help support the development and expansion of smart grid solutions in India. Honeywell is also committed to provide a simplified ADR solution for companies with less of a connected load to boost participation.”