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An innovative smart grid solution developed by Enzen and our partner Smarter Grid Solutions will help provide cleaner, more reliable power to millions of people in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

We're collaborating on India’s first ever Active Network Management (ANM) project for Tamil Nadu electricity company TANTRANSCO.

The ANM system will maximise the potential of Tamil Nadu’s extensive wind and solar energy resources by enabling TANTRANSCO to perform active real-time, autonomous renewable energy generation control. This will mean they can connect and manage separate devices like solar panels and wind turbines across the grid to ensure they’re being used efficiently and within operational limits.

The outcome will be a smarter electricity grid in Tamil Nadu which delivers more reliable, efficient power to millions of people, reduces carbon emissions and decreases TANTRANSCO’s operational expenditure, infrastructure costs and technical losses.

An example of how Enzen uses best-in-class international knowledge to meet specific customer needs at a local level, the partnership combines SGS’s innovative ANM Starta and Element solutions with Enzen’s previous on-the-ground experience of smart grids in India. The project will pave the way for better management of renewable resources across the transmission network for all state and central TRANSCOs in future.

"We are extremely happy to be selected by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to implement the Active Management Solution, the first initiative of its kind in India. Enzen believes in leveraging best-in-class technology from across the globe to meet local needs, and that's why we're collaborating with Smarter Grid Solutions in the UK.

"We are delivering an innovative solution that addresses the challenge of seamlessly integrating renewable power to the electricity grid. The pilot is an important step in maximising renewable energy uptake by the grid, and realising the full benefit of renewable energy for electricity companies, project developers and communities."

Dr. Uma Rajarathnam, Vice President and Global Head of Applied Research and Collaboration

For more about this partnership and the ANM solution, download the press release here.


Published: 1 Oct 2020

Last updated: 2 Oct 2020