Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced the expansion of Utility Solutions into Smart Grid by inaugurating a Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC) at the 120-acre Mahindra Satyam Technology Center campus in Hyderabad. The CDC will help customers understand the next generation technology in real-time and evaluate various technologies underlying the smart grid ecosystem.
The Smart Grid CDC will simulate Micro-grid technologies of the future by incorporating Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Demand Response, Renewable Energy Integration, Network Automation, Substation Automation, Home Automation and EV Charging stations. The CDC is developed in collaboration with Schneider Electric India, using components of Schneider Electric, and will also function as a platform to develop innovative solutions such as Cloud-based Analytics, Smart Grid Security & Interoperability, and Real-time Demand Response.
“Schneider Electric provides an innovative Micro-grid solution and we are pleased to team up with them to offer this end-to-end solution to our current and prospective customers,” said Vijayanand Vadrevu, Chief Strategy Officer, Mahindra Satyam. “The center will showcase the benefits of the ongoing smart grid technological revolution and will allow customers to test various components in real life environment,” he added.
Arvind Kasturirangan, Head, Alliances & Acquisitions, Schneider Electric India, said “In India, the demand-supply gap of electricity is huge. This energy dilemma cannot be resolved without innovative solutions to help consumers, including residential, commercial & industrial to make the most of their energy. We are very excited and buoyant of the possibilities with Mahindra Satyam in this space to make a difference in India.”
Mahindra Satyam’s extensive understanding of both utilities and energy consumers has positioned the company perfectly to solve these next generation challenges of balancing power supply and demand. Mahindra Satyam consultants have worked with 6 of the 10 largest global energy and utility customers and its subsidiary, Bridge Strategy Group, has advised 27 of the 50 largest electric utilities and 24 of the largest 50 gas utilities in North America. They have also worked for a number of suppliers in the utility industry to help them understand how better to serve their target markets.