19 May, 2011
IBM announced collaboration with The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India to create the country’s first smart grid project. They will also create a cost-benefit analysis for smart grid activities as part of the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE).
Through this project, IBM plans to apply its services expertise to help determine smart grid readiness in India. The company will 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.As a part of this collaboration, IBM will generate the smart grid business case and tools that will help calculate the return on investment for all smart grid projects being rolled out country-wide and also within the ISGAN (International Smart Grid Action Network), of which BEE is a member.