ABB Power Grids India and NITW Warangal to drive smart electric grid education

A smart grid can help balance both, facilitating a safe, cost-effective, clean and reliable power network.

Jun 26, 2020 01:06 IST India Infoline News Service

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ABB Power Grids India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW), Telangana, for cooperation to drive smart electric grid technology education, skills development and research activities.

India’s electric grid is transforming with the penetration of renewables and the need for reliable power under the ‘One Nation – One Grid – One Frequency’ roadmap. The government is striving to provide 24x7 power for all the households while honoring its climate commitments and Sustainable Development Goals. A smart grid can help balance both, facilitating a safe, cost-effective, clean and reliable power network.

For a nation-wide smart electric grid, India’s education system and future talent play a vital role. In recognizing this need, ABB Power Grids India has partnered with the Department of Electrical Engineering of NITW to develop a unique Master of Technology (M.Tech) program in Smart Electric Grid (SEG) from the current academic year.

"This is an important partnership that will strengthen collaboration between academia and industry,” said N Venu, Managing Director, ABB Power Grids India. “Building the right talent pool is crucial for building a sustainable grid of the future. And we are really pleased to be partnering with NITW to achieve higher levels of technical excellence in this domain. This is part of our continued focus on education and skill development – aligned with initiatives such as Skill India - and will help advance efforts in bringing power to all while cutting carbon emissions,” he added.

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