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US and Indian firms team up to advance smart grids

Firms will collaborate to develop next generation energy grids to address global challenges

The India and US firms are working together to advance smart grids to addres
The India and US firms are working together to advance smart grids to address the world’s energy challenges

India and US technology firms are working together to advance smart grids and beat the world’s next generation energy challenges. Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, has announced that it is enhancing its current relationship with Symantec Corp, a leading provider of data protection, high availability, security and storage products, to collaborate on security solutions for smart grid.

The two companies plan to work together to jointly improve smart grid network security, which will also enhance Mahindra Satyam’s ability to deliver secure and effective smart grid services to utilities globally.

They aim to use smart grid technology to help address some of the biggest energy challenges for the future and provide highly secure, reliable and robust smart grid solutions around the world.

Arvind Malhotra, senior vice president, Mahindra Satyam, said: “Mahindra Satyam is uniquely positioned to address some of the most pressing next generation energy challenges through smart grid technology.

“Collaborating with an industry leader such as Symantec will help us to provide highly secure, reliable and robust smart grid solutions to our customers across the world.”

Mahindra Satyam is a consulting, product engineering, design, evaluation and implementation services for the smart grid sector. Mahindra Satyam and Symantec plan to combine expertise and capabilities to deliver cyber security and compliance solutions.

The company said this combined approach will leverage Symantec’s smart grid solutions for control centre security, while utilising Mahindra Satyam’s extensive experience in deploying and managing Smart Grid solutions.”

“The integration of power grid management with IT and networking technologies opens up new possibilities but also brings with it new challenges,” said Jose Iglesias, vice president, Smart Grid Initiatives, office of the CTO, Symantec. “We are excited to be working with industry leader Mahindra Satyam to maximise the benefits of smart grid technology and develop safe, secure and effective energy solutions.”