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IBM, BEE partner for India’s first smart grid project

There have been pilots that have been either been initiated or in discussion in the smart grid and energy monitoring areas in India.

 PowerWatch-Canada in December last year, launched energy monitoring solutions for a potential 10 million customers of North Delhi Power Limited.

Earlier in November last year Panchabuta had talked about the first pilot project of Smart Grid technology  to be piloted by the distribution utility Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) in its operating zone of Electronic City-Bangalore, India.

 IBM today announced a collaboration with The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India to create the country’s first smart grid project. 

Together, they would create a cost benefit analysis for smart grid activities as part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), IBM said in a statement. 

A BEE project, NMEEE is one of eight national missions that promote innovative policy and regulatory regimes, financing mechanisms and business models that help sustain the market for energy efficiency. 

Through this project, IBM plans to apply its services expertise to help determine smart grid readiness in India.

IBM said it would lay out a strategic assessment framework with an Indian perspective that looks at the adoption of new smart grid technologies and identifies alignments in policy and regulatory frameworks to make each solution possible. 

“It will help BEE determine global smart grid potential and also create toolkits for regulators and utilities for assessing benefits of smart grid investment decisions,” it said.

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