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NDPL joins IBM-led Intelligent Utility Network

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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 colla­borate 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.

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“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.

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