IBM teams up with IIT for smarter grids
IBM has signed a research collaboration agreement with IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur to develop open system designs for smarter power grids.
The open designs will boost the potential of Phasor Measurement Units, a new type of sensor on power grids.
According to powertechnology.com, the Indian Institute of Technology or IIT will develop the new power system applications, software systems and networking architecture for the project to ensure that the data collected from different locations is appropriately transmitted to one location.
The systems will analyse the data collected to provide valuable insights to the grid operators, which will help improve grids to enhance productivity and reduce inefficiencies in power consumption.
The results of the research work will be made publicly available to allow governments and businesses worldwide to take advantage of the PMU technology.