In order to construct an operational smart electricity distribution network and management system (SDNMS) on its campus, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) has signed an MoU with ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) Switzerland based multinational corporation. This will be a pilot project for Centre’s Smart Cities Mission in campus.
According to the statement of Zurich based company, “The pilot project includes Smart Grids Resource Centre and joint R&D facilities as to efficient power generation and distribution that focuses on clean energy over next five years.”
Sanjeev Sharma Managing Director, ABB India said, “The project attributes to using smart grids and intelligent automation to adequately manage power distribution. This will manifest India’s vision of power and would observe ABB’s goal of building technology that functions devoid earth consumption.”
Director of IIT Roorkee Ajit Chaturvedi said, “Sustainability has been a core force driving all major campus development related programmes of IIT Roorkee. We are credited for utilizing solar energy not only for electricity generation but also pandering to hostel requirements.”
ABB’s electrification and automation systems have been credential to give support to world’s largest single location solar project in Tamil Nadu. Its network management solutions have provided aid in Karnataka by ensuring power to 60 million people.