New Delhi: PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited has signed an MoU with IIT Roorkee to create a sustainable future through various energy management initiatives in areas like space cooling/heating, lighting and fans, water pumping, power distribution, waste to energy etc. With the signing of this MoU, PowerGrid has become the exclusive industry partner of IIT Roorkee in the areas of energy efficiency and sustainable energy. This MoU is a rare collaboration between the pioneers of technical and managerial fields.
What all is covered under the MoU?
The MoU aims to provide out-of-the-box solutions for energy management through sustained, joint R&D efforts for efficient deployment of projects related to energy sector and any other area of mutual interest. Under this MoU, PowerGrid will also make the entire campus of IIT Roorkee energy efficient. “This landmark MoU is sure to change the face of the energy sector when the proficient technical expertise of the diverse manpower pool of PowerGrid is accompanied by India’s premier academic institute which has a history of being a trendsetter in the areas of science, technology and engineering,” an official statement said.
Who signed the MoU?
The MoU was signed by Sanjay Garg, Executive Director, PowerGrid and Prof Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee, in the presence of senior officials from PowerGrid and IIT Roorkee, at Roorkee.