We would like to thank you for the active participation during the past
DSM Interaction Meetings.
We are pleased to invite you for the 4th meeting of DSM Interaction
Forum. During this meeting we will benefit from expert views by Shri
V. L. Sonavane, Member MERC, who has kindly consented to deliver the
talk on ‘Demand-side management in the context of efficient distribution
network’. This topic is of great importance in order to integrate
the DSM implementation options with the feeder and sub-distribution
The talk is scheduled on Thursday, 29th April 2010 from 4.30 pm
to 6.00 pm at the MERC Office, The World Trade Centre, Centre
1 - 13th Floor. You are requested to send confirmation of your participation
in this meeting by sending an email to any of the following email ids:
Shital Khiraiya (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dipak Kokate (email@example.com)
We look forward to a lively session on Thursday – 29 April 2010.
MERC DSM cell
Demand-side management (DSM) is an identified resource in the power sector planning with efforts of several institutions and provision of legal mandate of the Energy Conservation Act 2001. DSM supports environmentally benign interventions related to either shifting the load to low-carbon technologies and/or promotion of strategic conservation through the implementation of labelled products. Monitored and verified savings through the implementation of DSM interventions has always been contested by policy makers, specifically when interventions are made in a dispersed manner. Methodologies to hardwire the savings are now available and spatially dispersed DSM interventions are already under implementation, specifically in certain states such as Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka. While the dispersed technology-based DSM interventions are implemented, feeder-based implementation approaches have clear benefits from the perspective of a distribution sector engineer. This presentation highlights the possibilities of feeder-based DSM implementation, where clear energy reduction (conservation), demand reduction and load shifting are feasible. Proposed approach supports initiation of DSM measures on certain feeders where DSM implementation can either defer or offset investments in the sub-distribution network. DSM interventions can also immensely benefit from the existing metering infrastructure, data monitoring and automation and smart metering. This process can also assist in monetizing the benefits of DSM by comparing pre and post-implementation load profiles. Such interventions can be implemented in various types of feeder profiles including commercial buildings, housing societies, mixed-use communities, industrial pockets and agriculture sector. The presentation targets discussions on merits and challenges of feeder-based implementation options. A roadmap to implement such options will be discussed too.
About the speakers
Appointed as Member (Technical) - Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission(MERC) on August 20, 2009. Shri. Sonavane holds Bachelor and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked at the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) since 1976 and held the position of Director (Projects) till August 2009 before joining the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) as a Member. He has numerous publications in the fields of electrical engineering, demand-side management and other technical topics to his credit. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed literature including the IEEE. Shri. Sonavane supports training and development activities in this field and has participated as a faculty and expert in several international and national programs.