August 10, 2011 – North Delhi Power (NDPL) and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced the agreement to extend a financial grant of $686,447 to NDPL towards implementation of smart grid technology in its distribution network of North & North West Delhi.
NDPL is one of the first Indian utilities to initiate the implementation of smart grid technology in India to accelerate the development of common standards, technology solutions and processes for intelligent networks. Sunil Wadhwa, managing director, NDPL, said, "We welcome the association with USTDA.
"NDPL took several innovative initiatives that significantly reduced network losses and pioneered substation and distribution automation in India. NDPL is also taking a leadership role in policy advocacy for smart grid initiatives in India.
NDPL is presently working on several new projects including the possible deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure which will allow remote management of metering services and automated meter reading with two-way communication with consumers.