India: Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD), India, selected Wipro Infotech, an IT and business transformation services provider, as its IT implementation agency under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP).
The engagement of the company includes supply, installation and commissioning of the required hardware and establishing a LAN/ MPLS VPN network in the identified towns. Wipro will undertake Differential Geographical Positioning System (DGPS) based GIS survey and consumer indexing in the identified project areas.
As part of the scope, Wipro will establish a data centre, a disaster recovery centre, a customer care centre as well as implement an integrated solution for rollout across the state. The integrated solution will comprise core utility application modules like meter data acquisition, energy audit, metering, billing, collections, GIS, new connection and disconnection & dismantling, etc. Wipro will also be responsible for sustaining the solution for a period of five years.
R-APDRP project is funded by the Ministry of Power, Government of India (GOI). It is one of India’s largest power reforms initiatives. It aims to reduce aggregate technical and commercial losses in power distribution and management across state utilities. The engagement with Wipro will establish automated system for sustained collection of accurate baseline data for Jammu and Kashmir Power Department, as well as enhance adoption of Information Technology in the areas of energy accounting. This will further help the Jammu and Kashmir government reduce AT&C losses, outages and interruptions, thereby increasing consumer satisfaction.