Technology giants IBM have been selected by Tata Power Delhi Distribution, to architect a technology grid to help Tata in managing distribution and cutting down on outages.
According to a release, IBM will develop an advanced metering system and demand response programme that will study the demand of the consumers and distribute and regulate the supply of electricity to the consumers according to the demand and supply.
The initiative includes new digitized meters, self control over usage through an energy portal and better customer service to 1.3 million Tata power Delhi Distribution users. IBM will add a level of digital intelligence to the system which will ensure reliability of supply during peak hours, thereby cutting on the outages.
This type of infrastructure based demand response is being launched for the first time in the country and will promote peak shaving to counter excess demand and shortage of supply. The customer will be encouraged to redistribute loads to different parts of the day to ensure savings from peak charges expenses.
Although done for the first time in India, IBM is involved in more than 150 smart grid engagements all over the world.