IBM to Help Power Utility Build Smart Meter Infrastructure; Rahul Sharma Comments

IBMlogo3 EbizIBM has won a contract from an Indian power distribution utility to design and implement a smart metering and automated demand response system for the northern section of Delhi, InformationWeek reported Thursday.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. is a public-private joint venture which seeks to establish a smart grid infrastructure for the utility to manage services to more than 1.3 million consumers and reduce power outages, according to the report.

Rahul Sharma, executive director and partner for global business services at IBM India & South Asia, told InformationWeek that “in the near future, utilities will look to integrate insights into their traditional grid operation solutions and also into customer, energy management and environmental domains.”

TPDDL will use IBM technology to collect data from energy meters in real time and regulate power supply, the report said.

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