Wi-SUN Alliance Collaborates with India Smart Grid Forum to Advance Connectivity in Smart Utility Networks

Wi-SUN Alliance Collaborates with India Smart Grid Forum to Advance Connectivity in Smart Utility Networks

The Wi-SUN Alliance recently announced a strategic relationship with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), a public private partnership initiative of Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, created to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector.  The two organizations will work together to promote smart grid technologies in an efficient, cost-effective, innovative and scalable manner utilizing interoperable solutions based on standards.  

"Collaborating with ISGF will bring together industry experts and key stakeholders to help make smarter infrastructure and smarter grids using Wi-SUN based technologies a reality," said Phil Beecher, chairman of the Wi-SUN Alliance. "Wi-SUN provides an interoperable solution for enabling wireless mesh field area networks that are resilient, secure and cost-effective".

According to Reji Kumar Pillai, ISGF President and CEO, "This agreement with the Wi-SUN Alliance will help us accelerate the deployment of physical communications' infrastructure that is standards-based, scalable, intelligent and interoperable for building smart grids and smart cities in India.

Under the agreement, Wi-SUN and ISGF will work together on compliance and interoperability programs as well as promote the benefits of certified, interoperable products to the utility industry, government and regulators. Both parties may also collaborate on key industry events, activities and publications that will promote the growth of the smart grid.

Source: PR Newswire

SMART GRID Bulletin May 2017


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