Sunday, June 26, 2011

BANGALORE: Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle-East and Africa IT business unit of Wipro Ltd 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).

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 Development, as well as enhance adoption of information technology in the areas of energy accounting.

As part of the engagement, 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 and dismantling etc. Wipro will also sustain the solution for 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.