According to reports, Fuji Electric of Japan has agreed to send their representatives to conduct a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Andhra Pradesh.
During a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Fuji Electric said it would send its representatives to AP by December-January. The company is set to do a feasibility study for a smart grid project in Panipat of Haryana.
The delegation led by the Chief Minister visited Smart Grid Community (Fuji Electric).
Following this, the Mayor of Kitakyushu City gave a presentation on environmental policy. Kitakyushu is Japan’s first eco-town project. Kitakyushu City is being developed as a pilot project under the “Japan Smart City” programme.
The smart grid monitors the consumption of energy and forecasts the demand for the next 24 hours to make energy management efficient. It enables them to share energy with other grids if the demand is less from one grid and more from the others.
The Chief Minister explained his plans to develop three mega cities and 14 smart cities in Andhra Pradesh and sought Fuji Electric’s help in building these cities.
During the tour, the Chief Minister and his team visited the Nakata Waste Management site in Fukuoka city. Fukuoka has been identified as one of the 38 best cities in the world by the United Nations.
The Chief Minister said he would seek Japan’s expertise in building a new capital on the Krishna River front.