Tata Power Inks MoU with IIT Delhi to Work on Smart Grid Technologies, Startups and Innovation

Utility giant Tata Power entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the country’s leading research institute, to collaborate in areas like smart grid technology, clean energy solutions, etc.

October 25, 2021. By Manu Tayal

Utility giant Tata Power entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the country’s leading research institute, to collaborate in areas like smart grid technology, clean energy solutions, etc. 

Considering a large number of experts in various fields in both the organisations, there is an immense potential to collaborate between academia, research and domain experts from business with a high transformational impact.

Both the institutions further agreed to work together to identify projects that can be transformed from the R&D stage to pilot projects and scaling in areas such as EV Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), hydrogen technologies, Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), monitoring and sensing solutions, microgrids, etc.

Commenting on the collaboration, Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “IIT Delhi, a leading research institution in the country, is pleased to sign this MoU with Tata Power. I am hopeful this collaboration will result in the development of new technologies for the energy sector, which would prove helpful in the area of power generation and distribution.”  

“At Tata Power, our focus has always been around bringing ground-breaking and sustainable technologies in the power sector. We are glad to partner with IIT Delhi, an Institution of Eminence. We are confident that this collaboration will create a testbed for new age implementable technologies in the energy space leading to strengthening of clean energy ecosystem in the country,” said Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power.

In the last few years, Tata Power has fostered a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship within the organization for its employees to Design, Develop and Deliver unique energy products, services and solutions.

The two organisations have also agreed to explore a possibility to develop the Tata Power Virtual Center of Excellence towards complementing and supplementing various technologies, labs and infrastructure already ingrain at each other’s facilities.

Under this MoU, both parties also wish to explore the synergies through cooperation with Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC) and IIT Delhi’s Startup infrastructure for incubation and development of startups.
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