TataPower Delhi Distribution Limited, a leading power utility supplying electricity to a populace of 7 million in North Delhi, and India’s premier institution Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to research and develop pioneering solutions for optimal use of energy, leading to greener and sustainable future through its “Urja Arpan” initiative. The MoU was signed by Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Tata Power-DDL and Professor M.K. Singhal, HoD, Hydro & Renewable Energy at IIT Roorkee, in the presence of senior officials from both organisations in New Delhi.
This MOU signifies the beginning of a strategic partnership that seeks to bring about transformative change by fostering knowledge exchange and collaborative efforts. Under the “Urja Arpan,” the discom aims to encourage participation and drive behavioural shifts toward optimal energy usage to safeguard our environment, and the key to success lies in engaging multiple stakeholders, including youth (school and college students), residential and industrial associations, NGOs, and sustainability-focused institutions.
The agreement is set to accelerate Tata Power-DDL’s journey towards a sustainable and energy-efficient tomorrow.
On the collaboration, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited said, “Our collaboration with IIT Roorkee signifies a harmonious blend of our experience and their academic brilliance, fostering a fertile ground for the emergence of pioneering research papers and inventive ideas within the realm of Urja Arpan. This partnership is a testament to the remarkable talent of our youth, driving us forward on our journey to a greener, more sustainable future.”
Speaking on the alliance, Professor M. K. Singhal, HoD, Hydro & Renewable Energy at IIT Roorkee said, “We are very much enthusiastic about this MoU. We look forward to collaboratively working with Tata Power-DDL on practical problems leading to research relevant to Indian ground realities. We envision this research collaboration leading to a future with smarter and more efficient distribution grids. The Masters’ and Doctoral students working at the Department can gain valuable exposure and experience by working on real-world problems under this collaboration.”