Two major energy management firms, Taurus and Grid2020, have announced an alliance to form an Indian Smart Grid using Broadband over Power Line technology.
With BPL, the user can plug a computer into any electrical outlet in their home and instantly have access to high-speed Internet.
Chandrashekhar Ogale, Director of Taurus Infoworld, said: “Our vision of bringing life-changing services and solutions such as high-speed broadband and Smart Grid capabilities to the fast growing Indian market, electrical utilities, and urban and rural underserved populations in India, will be achieved as a result of our strategic alliance.”
GRID2020 say their technology, for Smart Grid networks will “improve internal energy system efficiencies, identify pilferage, reduce operating and capital costs, and remotely monitor, control, and capture real-time data on energy usage.”
Other smart grid stories: