Bangalore, India - June 1, 2011:
Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa, IT Business Unit of Wipro Ltd and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services announced today that it has been selected by the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) as its IT Implementation agency under the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP).
A project funded by the Ministry of Power and one of India's largest Power Reforms initiatives, the focus of the programme is to reduce aggregate technical and commercial losses in power distribution and management across State Utilities. The engagement with Wipro will establish reliable and automated systems 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.
As part of the scope, Wipro will establish a Date Center, a Disaster Recovery Center, a Customer Care Center 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.
The engagement 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajat Bhaduri, General Manager - Utilities & Metals Vertical, Wipro said "We are delighted to have been selected as the IT implementation agency for the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department. We are confident that with this implementation, the Department will be able to significantly enhance its performance both in terms of reducing outages as well as increasing consumer satisfaction through better power management and distribution across the state."
Wipro was chosen after a rigorous techno-commercial selection process which saw top IT firms contesting for the deal. Wipro was finally selected based on its technical expertise and commercial proposition.
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