Tata Power Delhi Distribution selects IBM for smart grid deployment


New Delhi, India — (METERING.COM)

Tata Power Delhi Distribution has selected IBM for the design and delivery of its smart grid solution that will collect and analyze real time information from smart meters and data from the communication and management infrastructure.

This will enable Tata Power Delhi Distribution to better manage energy output and further reduce outages. The company, a joint venture between Tata Power and the Delhi government, provides power to over 1.3 million customers across the northern and northwestern part of Delhi.

“TPDDL is committed to accelerate the smart grid deployment which will give customers more visibility and control in managing their energy usage and transform the electric network into a robust, secure and intelligent system,” commented Praveer Sinha, CEO and executive director. “This is an important milestone for the energy distribution in India as we intensify our efforts to empower consumers and provide them choices of usage of their electrical appliances and manage their load efficiently.”

As a part of the initiative, Tata Power Delhi Distribution and IBM will develop an advanced metering infrastructure and demand response pilot program – a first in India – that will automate and regulate supply of electricity to consumers in sync with the fluctuating demand. This project will help add a layer of digital intelligence to the grid and ensure reliability when the demand rises exponentially and the supply falls due to heavy consumption. In addition, it will provide customer service improvements including new digital meters, enhanced self-service options and access to a customer portal to manage energy use.

IBM will support Tata Power Delhi Distribution to create system architecture, ensure adherence to international smart grid standards, optimize business process and incorporate dynamic business analytics function to offer actionable insights. In addition, Tata Power Delhi Distribution will leverage IBM expertise to integrate new advanced metering, meter data management, and demand response systems with existing applications including customer and geographic information systems.