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This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Smart Grid. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

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Government to push prepaid, smart meters in universal electrification drive

Prepaid and smart meters are going to get greater thrust from the government as India moves towards the target of achieving universal household electrification as part of the Saubhagya scheme by end of next year. “The government is planning to provide prepaid facility for electricity where the consumer… read more →

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ITI lowest bidder for 50 lakh smart meter auction by EESL

State-run ITI Ltd has emerged as the lowest bidder for 50 lakh smart meters quoting a rate of Rs 2,503 per unit, followed by Genus Power and KEONICS in a reverse auction by EESL. Earlier this month, L&T had quoted the lowest price for smart meters at Rs 2,722 per unit, which was 40-50 per cent lower… read more →

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Two-day Smart City Conclave concludes

The two-day Smart City Conclave, organised by Elets Technomedia Private limited and the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, concluded today. Various components of smart cities such as an effective waste management, IT and e-governance, security, smart healthcare, skill development, international experience… read more →

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Govt announces 30 Smart Cities, Thiruvanathapuram tops list

The government on Friday announced another list of 30 cites for development as smart cities taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under Smart City Mission. Kerala capital Thiruvanathapuram topped the list, Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur came second. read more →

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Making India's cities smarter

India plans to turn 100 of its urban centres into smart cities by 2022. At the inaugural conference of One Mega Event: Smarter Solutions for a Better Tomorrow, experts threw light on how cities can be made smarter through a comprehensive and interconnected approach combined with increased public participation. read more →

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Smart Cities: Viable and Sustainable Solution to India's Energy Challenge

Among the answers available, Smart Cities are perhaps the most practical solution. A ‘Smart’ City would feature interlinked devices and services underpinned by IoT (Internet of Things) technology. Smart Cities deploy digital technologies to make urban existence for its residents more liveable, efficient… read more →

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The Role of Solar in a Smart Meter World

Connected devices are ushering in a new age. For the electric power sector, one such device is the smart meter – a building block for realizing the benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. A replacement for its predecessor, the electro-mechanical analog meter, digital smart meters are, at… read more →

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Schneider Electric announces green field smart city project in Naya Raipur

Global specialist in energy management and automation Schneider Electric India on Monday announced its signing of an agreement with Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) for the development of the first green field integrated smart city of Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The project will be executed by… read more →

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India’s Smart Grid: Who, What, and When?

Across the smart grid vendor landscape, one country in particular seems to be at the top of everyone’s minds: India. Mirroring much of the developed world, India is in the middle of fundamentally transforming its electric power system to adopt a smart grid framework. Plagued by inefficiencies across… read more →

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Schneider Electric India, IL&FS bag Naya Raipur smart city project

Schneider Electric India, in partnership with IL&FS, has bagged a contract from Naya Raipur Development Authority to develop the first greenfield integrated smart city in the capital of Chhattisgarh. India plans to develop 100 smart cities which will use smart and intelligent technology solutions that… read more →

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