Contributing to the Indian government’s Smart Cities Mission, technology leader ABB India today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) for technical cooperation to construct an operational smart electricity distribution network and management system (SDNMS) in its campus.
This will serve as a pilot project for the Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission.
The agreement also includes the creation of a Smart Grids Resource Centre and joint R&D facilities in the field of efficient power generation and distribution with a focus on clean energy over the next five years, said an ABB statement.
The SDNMS project is expected to be operational in 2018-19.
The MoU serves as a proof of concept of using smart grids and intelligent automation to efficiently manage power distribution. It would make India’s vision of power to all a reality and ultimately realize ABB’s goal of building technology that runs the world without consuming the earth.
IIT Roorkee has been harnessing solar energy not only for electricity generation but also for providing direct hot water to all its hostels and residences in the campus, and also carries out solar based cooking in the hostels.
The smart energy management and distribution agreement with ABB will take the campus many steps closer to creating a 100 percent green campus and achieving zero carbon dioxide emission in the long run.
Reference- ABB PR, Zee Business