Tata Power, one of India’s largest private sector integrated utilities and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, country’s leading research institute, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in areas like Smart grid Technology, Clean Energy solutions.
Considering the large number of experts with their excellence in different fields in IIT Delhi and Tata Power, there is an immense potential to collaborate between academia, research and domain experts from business with a high transformational impact.
Both the institutions have agreed to work together to identify projects that can be transformed from R&D stage to pilot projects and scaling in areas such as EV Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Hydrogen Technologies, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Monitoring and Sensing Solutions and Microgrids.
Tata Power and IIT-D have also agreed to explore a possibility to develop 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 the 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. CEIIC, is supported by Social Alpha, Tata Trusts and the Government of India through Department of Biotechnology, BIRAC, Tata Power and Tata Power – Delhi Distribution Limited.
Speaking of 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 area of power generation and distribution.”
Dr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said “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 test bed for new age implementable technologies in the energy space leading to strengthening of clean energy ecosystem in the country.”
Till date, Tata Power through its Collaboration, Innovation and R&D division has collaborated with more than 100 national and international technology and institution partners, to develop low cost, scalable solutions in the clean energy space, said the statement.