Indian IT major Mahindra Satyam inaugurated Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (SGCDC) at its sprawling 120 acres campus in Hyderabad indicating its intention to be part of the emerging energy solution technologies. Mahindra Satyam (formerly Satyam) is part of the $12 billion Mahindra Group which has business interest in IT, auto, finance, hotels, logistics, real estate, and farm equipments. The center will focus on simulating Micro-Grid technologies by incorporating Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Smart Meter, Network Automation, Substation Automation, EV charging, and Home Automation systems. The Smart Grid CDC is launched in Collaboration with Schneider Electric, which is one the leading multinational company engaged in power generation, transmission, distribution, and energy management.
“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", said Arvind Kasturirangan, Head Alliance & Acquisition, Schneider Electric India. Schneider Electric's innovative capabilities in micro-grid technologies will be key for providing real-time smart grid technology simulation to the customers, which is the main goal of the center, echoed by Vijayanand Vadrevu, Chief Strategic Officer, Mahindra Satyam.
Mahindra Satyam will draw expertise and capabilities from its many of the group companies. For example, its subsidiary Bridge Strategy Group, which has advised 27 of the 50 Electric utility and 24 of the 50 largest gas utilities in North America, will help in Advisory and Strategy consulting, Reva on Electric Utility Vehicle, Tech Mahindra on communication and security, Mahindra Solar on Renwable Energy technologies. With its internal and external collaboration, the company through CDC is set to provide comprehensive solution for consulting, product engineering, design, evaluation, and implementation services in Smart Grid Domain.
About Mahindra Satyam
Mahindra Satyam is a leading global business and information technology services company that leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship manangement, business intelligence, business process quality, engineering and product lifecycle management, and infrastructure services, among other key capabilities. Mahindra Satyam is part of the $12.5 billion Mahindra Group, a global federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The Group’s interests span automotive products, aviation, components, farm equipment, financial services, hospitality, information technology, logistics, real estate and retail. Mahindra Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.