USTDA Supports Smart Grid in India

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a technical assistance grant to Delhi’s major power distributor, BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), to optimize the delivery of power to more than 1.7 million consumers in one of the city’s most rapidly growing and densely populated areas.

“USTDA is helping Indian utilities form connections to innovative technologies and cutting-edge solutions from the United States that will have a meaningful impact on their operations,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Acting Director. “Our support for BYPL’s smart grid project will help set a standard for energy efficiency that can be a model for all of India.”

USTDA’s technical assistance will enable the design and implementation of a platform to effectively collect, manage and use the utility’s data to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy losses.   

“Rise in digitalization and new technology adoption trends provide immense opportunity for creating business values from generation of data. Further, integration of distributed energy resources will unleash new business models for Indian utilities to better prepare for energy transition,” said Mr. Amarjeet Singh, BYPL’s CEO. “We are delighted that USTDA is supporting us to create a digital technology roadmap which will not only enable us to tread on a firm path to digital transformation and energy transition, but also create a role model for other utilities in the region.”

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Brian Heath, said: “The technical assistance to BYPL represents a meaningful opportunity for the U.S. and Indian private sectors to collaborate on enhancing the Indian electricity sector.”

This project advances the goals of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership and USTDA’s Global Partnership for Climate-Smart Infrastructure, which connects U.S. industry to major clean energy and transportation infrastructure projects in emerging markets.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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