Technology on Smart Energy Meter & Electric Vehicle Charger Transferred to Industry Partners

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As the nodal agency for the National Mission on Power Electronics Technology, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Thiruvananthapuram is involved in the R&D in the power electronics sector

At the C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, the secretary to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Sh Alkesh Kumar Sharma recently witnessed the transfer of indigenous technology on smart energy meters and an electric vehicle charger to industry partners. The official statement noted that the smart energy meter developed by C-DAC is based on Indian standards and suitable for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Further, it is compatible with Smart Grid Communication Technologies and supports Distributed Generations. This technology was transferred to Sh Anil Mahashur, Chairman & Shri Virendra Kumar, Managing Director, Pragati Electrocom Pvt Ltd.

The AC charger has been developed as per Bharat EV AC Charger (BEVC-AC001) specifications and AIS-138 standards. In addition to the fact that these chargers are customizable to address various customer requirements, it is learnt that the technology was transferred to Shri Nimish Swadia, Director, M/s Electronic System and Shri S. Nagarajan, Founder & MD, M/s Vellore Electronics and Systems Pvt Ltd, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

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The C-DAC developed these products under the ‘National Mission on Power Electronics Technology (NaMPET). In 2004, MeitY launched NaMPET as a national-level R&D programme facilitating research, development, deployment and commercialization of power electronics technology by enhancing the indigenous R&D expertise and infrastructure in the country with active participation from R&D institutions, academic institutions and industries. C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram is the nodal centre for this programme.

Sh Alkesh Kumar Sharma addressed the ceremony by saying that the PM’s vision of ‘Make in India – Make for the World’ can be achieved by developing more and more indigenisation of technology and taking it forward by the industry. While noting that India has moved from importing nation to exporting nation, he called the industry partners as great stakeholders to take this mission forward. He further added that there is a huge market for new and innovative devices, and the whole advantage of this technology is efficiency which will be a win-win situation for both the developer of the technology and the industry and ultimately India gains.

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In addition to other dignitaries, the officials from C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, the additional secretary to MeitY, Sh Bhuvanesh Kumar, and group coordinator, MeitY, Smt Sunita Verma graced the occasion.

Saying that the requirement of these two applications will grow manifold in coming years, Sh Bhuvanesh Kumar pointed out that the development of technology for Smart Energy Meters and Electric Vehicle Chargers is a good initiative when the country is importing the same from abroad.

Earlier, Sh Renji V. Chacko, Senior Director & Head of Power Electronics Group, C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram transferred the technologies to the industry partners.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the MeitY for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. Different areas of C-DAC had originated at different times, many of which came out as a result of the identification of opportunities. C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, (formerly ER&DCI), was established in 2001. It is a Centre of Excellence in Electronics and Information Technology under CDAC, Pune, a Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.


 

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