Honeywell (Morristown, NJ, USA) has announced it will develop and implement China's first smart grid pilot project and feasibility study for managing energy use in commercial buildings. The project is part of a grant agreement signed today between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, sponsor of the project and a subsidiary of State Grid Corp. of China.
The pilot will include automated demand response, advanced energy management, and submetering. The company will help connect State Grid and its customers to manage energy supply and demand, automatically adjusting electricity consumption.
SGEPRI will use the demonstration to assess the feasibility of broader deployment of smart grid solutions. The institute will also examine the opportunities and challenges businesses face in linking their energy- and demand-management efforts with an increasingly dynamic electrical grid.
The grant agreement stems from the China-U.S. Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), an initiative started by USTDA and the National Energy Administration of China to spur joint business development in the clean energy sector.