IBM announced that North Delhi Power Ltd (NDPL), a Tata Power and Government
of Delhi joint venture company, that distributes electricity across North and
North Western part of Delhi, has joined the IBM-led global Intelligent Utility
Network coalition of few selected global utilities.
The company statement said that it is aimed at accelerating the adoption of
'smart grid' technologies and business solutions through knowledge sharing.
It even intends to accelerate the adoption of the intelligent utility network
that would transform the way power is delivered, managed and used by utilities
around the world. The coalition members would collaÂborate to enable rapid
creation of solutions, use of open industry-based standards that drives the
adoption of IUN technologies and solutions that would also facilitate
sustainable economic growth and help in reducing the carbon footprint.
“India's energy demand is growing rapidly and it is imperative to ensure a
robust distribution network by adopting the latest technologies to sustain
this,” said Sunil Wadhwa, CEO and Executive Director, NDPL.
“By being a part of this global coalition, NDPL would be engaging in a
strategic effort to develop IUN solutions to enhance the efficiency and
reliability of utility operations,” he added.
He said NDPL is confident that the coalition will contribute actively in
energy conservation through technological intervention and strategy thereby
powering India's growth efforts,” he added. Reji Kumar Pillai, Head— Energy and
Utility industry, IBM India, said, “We are delighted to have NDPL join us in
this strategic global coalition, which brings our shared vision to life.”
He added that this initiative would serve as a forum for exchanging ideas and
best practices with the other strategic IUN partners. The release stated that
NDPL would become the first Indian utility to join the global Intelligent
Utility Network (IUN) coalition convened by IBM. The IUN Coalition also includes
utilities from the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.