Mahindra Satyam inaugurates Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC)

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 10, 2011 - Hyderabad, India - Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced the expansion of Utility Solutions into Smart Grid by inaugurating a Smart Grid Customer Demonstration Center (CDC) at the 120-acre Mahindra Satyam Technology Center campus in Hyderabad. The CDC will help customers understand the next generation technology in real-time and evaluate various technologies underlying the smart grid ecosystem.

    The Smart Grid CDC will simulate Micro-grid technologies of the future by incorporating Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Demand Response, Renewable Energy Integration, Network Automation, Substation Automation, Home Automation and EV Charging stations. The CDC is developed in collaboration with Schneider Electric India, using components of Schneider Electric, and will also function as a platform to develop innovative solutions such as Cloud-based Analytics, Smart Grid Security & Interoperability, and Real-time Demand Response.

    "Schneider Electric provides an innovative Micro-grid solution and we are pleased to team up with them to offer this end-to-end solution to our current and prospective customers," said Vijayanand Vadrevu, Chief Strategy Officer, Mahindra Satyam. "The center will showcase the benefits of the ongoing smart grid technological revolution and will allow customers to test various components in real life environment," he added.

    Arvind Kasturirangan, Head, Alliances & Acquisitions, Schneider Electric India, said "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."

    Mahindra Satyam's extensive understanding of both utilities and energy consumers has positioned the company perfectly to solve these next generation challenges of balancing power supply and demand. Mahindra Satyam consultants have worked with 6 of the 10 largest global energy and utility customers and its subsidiary, Bridge Strategy Group, has advised 27 of the 50 largest electric utilities and 24 of the largest 50 gas utilities in North America. They have also worked for a number of suppliers in the utility industry to help them understand how better to serve their target markets.

    Mahindra Satyam is uniquely positioned to deliver comprehensive services in smart grid by collaborating internally with the Mahindra Group: Bridge Strategy Group on Advisory and Strategy Consulting, Tech Mahindra on Communication and Security services, Mahindra Reva on EV technologies and Mahindra Solar on Renewable Energy technologies. By providing complete consulting, product engineering, design, evaluation and implementation services in the smart grid domain, Mahindra Satyam will deliver comprehensive services of its kind.

    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 management, 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.

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