12 August 2017

Hitachi commences demonstration for PV micro-grid systems

NEDO, Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and ITOCHU Corporation, in cooperation with the DMICDC under the Japan-India Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project, have begun a demonstration of a micro-grid system designed to provide reliable power using PV power generation technology. The system will supply power to Mikuni India Private Limited, a company operating in the Neemrana Industrial Park of Rajasthan, India.

A micro-grid system was built using a 1 MW PV power generation system combined with several diesel generators. A demonstration of the micro-grid system will now be carried out over the next two years to verify that the system provides reliable power and curbs diesel fuel consumption.

The aim of the demonstration is to verify the effectiveness of Japan’s micro-grid technology and encourage its dissemination throughout India.

The budget is approximately 3.9 billion Japanese yen (of which 3.4 billion is provided by NEDO).