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Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India; testimonial of Johanna Höffken, Eindhoven University of Technology

Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India; testimonial of Johanna Höffken, Eindhoven University of Technology

di, 05/04/2016 - 11:38 | Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland
India faces two major challenges in the field of electricity generation and use. Its electricity demand is growing while its central grid suffers from severe performance deficits. Meanwhile, a significant part of India’s population does not even have access to the central grid.

Johanna Höffken, Assistant Professor at the TU Eindhoven, is the project leader of the project “Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India”. In 2014 the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) opened a call for proposals in the field of responsible innovation (MVI). The aim of this call is to broaden and deepen research, development and innovation by both exploring ethical and societal aspects of technological innovations at an early stage. Developing and implementing smart grids in India is the project that resulted from this call.

In India about 400 million people have no access to electricity. The growing demand for electricity and the severe performance deficits of the central grid are real challenges the Indian Government is trying to address. One of the measures is the implementation of smart grids.  These smart grids are energy networks that use ICT to match the supply and demand for electricity from multiple renewable energy sources. By matching demand and supply smart grids are expected to improve the efficiency of the electricity system. Smart grids can also be implemented in places, mostly in rural areas, where the central grid has not yet reached. Many people in these places suffer from energy poverty and (decentralized) smart grids promise to address these challenges.  With the project “Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India” we therefore aim at investigating how smart grids can successfully be developed and implemented in rural India where the actual development of a smart grid prototype during the project has to validate this.