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Tata Power joins hands with AutoGrid to Expand AI-enabled Smart Energy Management System in Mumbai

01 Feb 2023
  • Aims to engage 55,000 residential and 6,000 large C&I customers to achieve 75 MW of peak capacity reduction, within the first six months of the roll out
  • Plans to scale up the capacity reduction to 200 MW by the summer of 2025

Tata Power, one of India’s largest integrated power companies, today announced a historic new initiative with an Industry-leading Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and Distributed Energy Management System (DERMS) provider AutoGrid to deploy an AI-enabled smart energy management system focusing on the behavioural demand response across its residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Mumbai. This pioneering program will help address peak demand challenges and support India's clean energy transition and Net Zero Goals.

Serving Tata Power’s customers in Mumbai, India’s most populous city, the demand response management program aims to engage 55,000 residential consumers and 6,000 large C&I customers to achieve 75 MW of peak capacity reduction, within the first six months of the rollout, beginning February 2023 , and then continue to scale up to 200 MW by the summer of 2025.

The two companies’ collaboration started in 2021 with the launch of demand response program for Tata Power Delhi Distribution’s residential customers in Delhi. Based on the success of this engagement, Tata Power significantly expanded the initiative within the Delhi distribution region in 2022. AutoGrid is now extending this program across Tata Power’s distribution territories to include all consumer segments.

In addition to the behavioural demand response (BDR) program, Tata Power will stack on an automated demand response (ADR) program with direct load control assisted by customer participation with its in-house smart plug platform called EZ Home.

With Tata Power’s new demand response program built on the AutoGrid Flex™ platform, consumers can earn incentives by choosing to curtail their load in response to signals relayed via text messages and/or email during times of critical need. The aggregation of small demand adjustments by consumers has the potential to eliminate the need for costly and heavy-polluting plants.

 " AI-enabled Demand Behavioural Response System has the potential to empower customers and make them join the energy transition journey. Tata Power is committed to make this advanced system mainstream and promote a culture of hi-tech energy conservation". said Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power." Our association with AutoGrid allows us to partner with our customers in load management and help them save on their energy consumption.", he adds.

"India and Tata Power can reach ambitious sustainability goals by leveraging the flexible capacity available by adopting innovative approaches to leverage distributed energy resources," said Amit Narayan, AutoGrid Founder and CEO. "At AutoGrid, we feel privileged and passionate about supporting Tata Power’s visionary efforts to collaborate with its customers through behavioural and AI-driven demand orchestration."

Over the last two decades, India has seen rapid growth in distributed energy resources, including solar, smart meters, electric vehicles (EVs), and EV charging infrastructure. The country has a huge opportunity to harness demand side flexibility, strengthen the grid, and advance sustainability, but the lack of a singular, scalable program has hindered progress in the past.  Additionally, the lack of adequate regulatory approval prevents these resources from being utilized at the incredible scale the India market has to offer.  AutoGrid’s platform has been proven to scale DER management programs from thousands to millions and is therefore uniquely positioned to take advantage of India’s opportunity.

About AutoGrid:

AutoGrid accelerates the transition to renewable energy in order to combat the climate crisis. Our AI-driven software makes distributed energy resources smarter, enabling prediction, optimization, and real-time control of energy assets including electric vehicles, batteries, roof-top solar, utility-scale wind, storage, and more. With over a decade of pioneering experience across the globe, AutoGrid offers fleet owners, energy-as-a-service companies, renewable project developers, utilities, and electricity retailers a scalable solution that enables them to build, own, operate, and participate in Virtual Power Plants. The AutoGrid Flex™ platform manages over 6,000 MW of VPPs in 17 countries.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE:500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed / managed capacity of 14101 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution and trading.

The Company had developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5241 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 37% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.

Tata Power is currently serving more than 12 million consumers via its Discoms, under public-private partnership model viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with Government of Delhi in North Delhi, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha.

With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions providers by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al.

With its 107 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at:


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