ElectronVibe #1

Multi – Discom Focus

A business-case development competition for which we identify a common problem statement faced by multiple Indian electric utilities, and then undertake an open call to select mature power sector startups that have innovative solutions that address the problem statement(s).
 
Examples of thrust areas around which problem statements would be created include grid modernization, integration of more renewable energy, distributed power generation, EV infrastructure etc.

Problem Statements

The problem statements will be arrived at by taking a consultative approach via a series of roundtables where Indian electric utilities along with other stakeholders in the power sector will participate.

Problem Statement

Solutions for optimized operations and management of a smart and decarbonized grid

What is the Problem
Discoms face a multitude of operational risks, including unbalanced load, low billing efficiency, equipment safety & physical damage, as well as electricity theft. This leads to an increase in their aggregate technical and commercial losses, on account of preventable downtime (e.g. due to mishaps) and equipment replacement

What are we looking for
Grid management solutions for better risk assessment, asset mapping & monitoring, billing systems and energy accounting, using real-time data to help discoms improve operational and technical efficiency to eventually transition to a decarbonized smart grid.

Solutions

Mature power sector startups from India (and potentially, globally) would develop and submit business-cases based on their viable and scalable solutions, based on the problem statments, such as (an illustrative and non-comprehensive list):

For the Problem Statement
  • Solutions that can identify (and/or predict) electricity theft
  • Solutions that enhance grid-system reliability with visibility at the asset-level
  • Solutions that enhance equipment or human safety
  • Solutions that result in smart billing using data from smart meters and consumer information
  • Solutions that lead to better load flow management
  • etc

Who should apply?

This program is for mature power sector startups with developed solutions. Startups can either be based in India, or be incorporated in an overseas jurisdiction but have the capacity to set up operations in India.

Timeline

  • Applications Open

    5th July, 2021
  • Applications Close

    20th August, 2021
  • Selection of Program Participants

    6th September, 2021
  • Training Sessions

    September & October, 2021
  • Business Case Development

    Mid-October to Mid-November, 2021
  • Submission of Business Cases

    Mid November, 2021
  • Announcement of Winners

    December, 2021

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Challenge #1 Cohort

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Modernised Grid Management and New Revenue Streams

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Energy Accounting and/or Billing

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Our Partners

Have diverse and extensive expertise in the power sector, and influence across the globe

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Jury & Mentors

Mentors

Abhishek Nath – Sector Head (Energy & Power) – Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP)

Abhishek Ranjan – AVP (System Operation) & Head-Renewables & DSM, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

Akhilesh Magal – Head – Renewable Advisory · Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute

Mahesh Patankar – Managing Director, MPEnsystems and Consultant, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Milind Kulkarni – Chief Distribution, Tata Power Southern Odisha Distribution Limited

Nilesh Kane – Chief Distribution, Mumbai Operation, TATA Power Company Limited

Rahul Walawalkar– President & MD Customized Energy Solutions India | President, India Energy Storage Alliance

Rajib Das– Deputy General Manager – Planning, CESC Limited – Kolkata

Ranjeet Savardekar-AVP, Adani Electricity – Mumbai

Shrikant Yeole– Head Operations, Adani Electricity – Mumbai

Vaibhav Tandon– AVP (Commercial Processes & Power Procurement), Adani Electricity – Mumbai

And more to be added soon

Jury for Selection of Participants

Abhishek Nath – Sector Head (Energy & Power) – Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP)

Abhishek Ranjan – AVP (System Operation) & Head-Renewables & DSM, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

Akhilesh Magal – Head – Renewable Advisory · Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute

Mahesh Patankar – Managing Director, MPEnsystems and Consultant, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Nilesh Kane – Chief Distribution, Mumbai Operation, TATA Power Company Limited

Rajib Das– Deputy General Manager – Planning, CESC Limited – Kolkata

Rishi Nandan – General Manager (Commercial) – JBVNL

Shrikant Yeole– Head Operations, Adani Electricity – Mumbai

Vibhuti Garg – Energy Economist, Lead India at Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

And more to be added soon

Jury for Selection of Participants

Aarti Kulkarni – Deputy Executive Engineer – MSEDCL

Abhishek Ranjan – AVP (System Operation) & Head-Renewables & DSM, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

Mahesh Patankar – Managing Director, MPEnsystems and Consultant, Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Milind Kulkarni – Chief Distribution, Tata Power Southern Odisha Distribution Limited

Nilesh Kane – Chief Distribution, Mumbai Operation, TATA Power Company Limited

Rajib Das– Deputy General Manager – Planning, CESC Limited – Kolkata

Rishi Nandan – General Manager (Commercial) – JBVNL

Vaibhav Tandon– AVP (Commercial Processes & Power Procurement), Adani Electricity – Mumbai

ElectronVibe #2

Single Discom Focus

A challenge program in which we work with a single discom to identify a specific problem statement that it faces, and then undertake an open call to select startups that have innovative solutions that address the problem statement.
 
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