Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC) from Mahindra Satyam

Posted on June 14, 2011 by

In a recent press release, Mahindra Satyam, the leading global consulting and IT services provider and part of the $12.5 billion Mahindra Group announced the expansion of Utility Solutions into Smart Grid. It inaugurated a Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC) at their 120-acre Hyderabad campus. CDC is aimed at developing a real-time understanding of the next generation technologies and evaluating various technologies that make up the smart grid ecosystem.

This Smart Grid CDC will simulate development of the Micro-grid technologies by incorporating Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Demand Response, Renewable Energy Integration, Network Automation, Substation Automation, Home Automation and EV Charging stations. The CDC is a product of collaboration of Mahindra Satyam with Schneider Electric India. The CDC will use components from Schneider and will function as the platform to develop a range of innovative solutions including Cloud-based Analytics, Smart Grid Security & Interoperability, and Real-time Demand Response.

Vijayanand Vadrevu, Chief Strategy Officer, Mahindra Satyam, said “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. 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.”

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.”


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