The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been signed between the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), India and Commissariat a l energieatomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA), French stateowned research entity and BlueStorage SAS, a French company. The MoU was signed on 3rd October, 2018 in New Delhi. The objective of the MoU is to define the modalities of discussions concerning, in particular, the future collaboration regarding in a pilot project to provide SECI an e-vehicle charging station with embedded batteries, powered by solar panels and optimised connection to the grid in order to support the Indian government’s ambitious plan for the deployment of electrical vehicles by maximising solar mobility and minimising its grid impact. The MoU will help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between India and France.
Smart metering is still in its infancy, as there is no large-scale execution of smart metering system. It is required to start progressing of customers, wherein an end user can get the return on investment (RoI) of smart meter. – Supriya A Oundhakar, Associate Editor