L&T Construction’s Power Transmission & Distribution business’s Digital Energy Solutions division has taken a significant step towards fostering collaboration in the field of renewable energy and control technologies. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, outlining their commitment to advancing research and development in these domains through joint initiatives.
This collaborative effort will witness the establishment of L&T’s Smart Grid Solution Centre of Excellence in partnership with IIT Indore’s Learning & Experience Program. The aim is to provide students with hands-on learning experiences in the realm of digital energy solutions.
The MoU was formally inked by Prof. I.A. Palani, Dean of Research and Development at IIT Indore, and Dr. Jayant Kumar, Head of Digital Energy Solutions at L&T PT&D, in the presence of Mr. T. Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities) of Larsen & Toubro Limited, and Prof. Suhas Joshi, Director of IIT Indore. The event also saw the participation of other key figures from both organizations.
Prof. Joshi expressed that IIT Indore would provide crucial research capabilities and resources, including support for various projects, research endeavors, student initiatives, and incubation projects. He also highlighted the extension of L&T PT&D’s cutting-edge Digital Energy Solutions Labs, located in Chennai and Dallas, USA, to IIT Indore students, enabling them to undertake project work and collaborative research activities.
Mr. T. Madhava Das conveyed L&T’s commitment to promoting innovation through entrepreneurial learning and technology incubation in the field of Digital Energy Solutions. The partnership aims to embark on joint research and development projects in areas of mutual interest, including Renewable Energy Management and Control Software, Cloud, Edge and Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, VLSI Circuit and System Design, and Power Electronics. This collaboration seeks to drive innovation and progress in the realm of renewable energy and digital solutions.