IBM and IndiGrid to Digitally Transform Critical Power Infrastructure


IBM has now signed a multi-year collaboration deal to build an Artificial Intelligence asset management platform for the IndiGrid Trust.

IndiGrid is founded in 2016. It is one of India leading private power transmission companies. It allows infrastructure developers to monetize their operating projects.

Executive Opinion

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Satish Talmale, COO, IndiGrid, said, "IndiGrid has adopted a long-term Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) approach to manage its assets with utmost safety, reliability and efficiency. This collaboration with IBM will enable IndiGrid to lead the sector transformation from the conventional-corrective practices to preventive and resilient-RCM approach. This approach is laid on the back of industry-leading process standardization, predictive and risk-based maintenance practices and also upskilling of its workforce for digital asset management."

Kamal Singhani, Country Managing Partner – IBM Services, India/South Asia, said, "For India’s energy companies, constant upkeep of critical infrastructure is paramount to ensure reliable, safe, and uninterrupted services. The operational and financial impact of these assets are multifold. By capitalizing on new AI and cloud capabilities to bring Industry 4.0 live in action and gain from it, IndiGrid is paving the way for the industry. With IBM’s Maximo Application Suite running on IBM Cloud, IndiGrid will be able to take the preventive, predictive and prescriptive actions required to reduce risk, lower costs and improve efficiencies – helping them to realize their vision to be the most admired yield vehicle in Asia."

IndiGrid and IBM Digital Transformation Initiatives

IndiGrid will intend to deploy a cloud solution with IBM Maximo Application Suite to optimize the utilization and quality of its asset via its lifecycle.

The deployment will also increase the productive uptime via predictive and preventive maintenance, reduce operating costs, and drive efficiency to deliver better value to its investors.

IndiGrid as of now has 11 operating projects which consist of 28 transmission lines with more than 6280 circuit kilometers length and nine substations with 11460 megavolt amp transformation capacity and plans to grow its asset base in the solar and transmission sector.

With the help of its digital transformation initiatives with IBM services, IndiaGrid will be able to manage, monitor, and maintain the efficiency and leverage of its multi-component assets AI for detecting anomalies at scale.
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