Roorkee: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), state-run utility, on energy efficiency and sustainable energy. The MoU targets to bring together academic and industry/corporate prowess, in building efficient, reliable and low-cost energy systems. The main objective of this MoU is to have long term association between POWERGRID and IIT Roorkee in the area of Energy Management, the institute said in a statement.
POWERGRID is a Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprise and the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of the country involved in Inter-State Electric Power Transmission Planning and Execution. Professor Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee said,
We look forward to working together for improving energy efficiency in IITR campus. Energy efficiency is the key to sustainable development and we believe that our joint efforts will bring good results in this area. It will also help us collaborate for research in this area.
The MoU aims at advancing and implementing energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects at IIT Roorkee campus in the mutually agreed areas of space cooling/heating, lighting and fans, water pumping, power distribution, waste to the energy, etc.
The MoU also aims at carrying out joint Research and Development related to the energy sector. According to Sanjay Garg, Executive Director, POWERGRID, thanked IIT Roorkee for entrusting their company with this prestigious association. He said,
IIT Roorkee is the first-ever academic institution for which POWERGRID will be providing cost-effective state of the art energy efficiency solutions. With this collaboration, we believe that there is going to be a lot of learning for our team members too.
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