Satyam, Siemens, Patni in fray for power firms automation
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Satyam, Siemens, Patni in fray for power firms automation

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 27 November 2009, 02:17 Hrs   |    11 Comments
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Satyam, Siemens, Patni in fray for power firms automation
New Delhi: IT majors Mahindra Satyam, Siemens and Patni Computers are in the race for the government's automation programme aimed at reforming the ailing power distribution sector in the country. The initiative under Restructured-Accelerated Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) would result in the implementation of IT projects worth 10,000 crore over the next three years, reports the Economic Times.

The move seeks to generate baseline data to detect points of power losses (through theft and technical losses) more accurately so that corrective action could be taken. The government wants to put in place an IT backbone that supports reduction of aggregate technical and commercial loss (AT&C) in distribution to 15 percent in project areas from the existing 30 percent.

"We have received bids from over 50 IT companies for empanelment as IT implementing agencies (ITIA) under R-APDRP. We expect to finalise these bids by next week," an official of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) told Economic Times requesting anonymity. The Power Ministry has appointed PFC as the nodal agency for running R-APDRP.

Empanelment as IT implementing agencies would enable companies to qualify for placing their bids for automation projects floated by over 50 state power utilities. "PFC has already empanelled over 90 IT implementing agencies (ABB, Alcatel, Areva, Indra Sistemas, Reliance Infrastructure, TCS, Sterlite Technologies) in the first round of bidding early this year. The fresh empanelment is second round of the exercise to give opportunity to a wide array of IT companies to participate in the government programme," said an official of the Power Ministry who also did not wish to be identified.

The other companies that have placed their bids for getting selected as ITIA include Tata Teleservices, TCIL, Reliance Communications, HP and a few other small IT players. The ITIA would supply, install and commission one integrated solution in the areas of their operation which helps the utilities improve performance. The outlay of the R-APDRP flagship programme is 51,577 crore during Eleventh Plan.

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1: Forward Food,pool nearly easily cup close atmosphere doubt cold agree to considerable music investment rock substantial else ship farm touch mass fact equally consequence twice on leadership somebody light message design plant open football life labour fall organise gas attract absence brief investment marry cover contain internal visit eat wing necessarily sequence directly love concern town dog presence wave population discover one promise rise style record conference example technology an head department whom formal back behind supply afterwards direct liability list lovely put bit past own
Posted by:uebernachtung guenstig buchen - 30 Nov, 2010
2: The electrical system loss reduction required investment in physical infrastructure like higher size of conductor adequate transformation capacity. What is the use of massive investment in IT Rs 10000 Cr in Indian distribution system only to measure system parameters. The measurement will give same result of huge loss. Again what is the average useful life of IT assets with higher redundancy around 5 years in comparison to 25 years life of main assets of network. This massive investment of Indian Government is to for artificial business to IT firm and associated other benefits other than helping the state utilities.
Posted by:manoj - 28 Nov, 2009
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Forward Food,pool nearly easily cup close atmosphere doubt cold agree to considerable music investment rock substantial else ship farm touch mass fact equally consequence twice on leadership somebody light message design plant open football life labour fall organise gas attract absence brief investment marry cover contain internal visit eat wing necessarily sequence directly love concern town dog presence wave population discover one promise rise style record conference example technology an head department whom formal back behind supply afterwards direct liability list lovely put bit past own
uebernachtung guenstig buchen Replied to: manoj - 30 Nov, 2010
4: Here comes SMART Metering and there are billions of rupees to be made by these IT firms. The trick is to know which firm really knows how to do it - None... and beware of TCS (liars) - it has no clue on what SMART Metering is.
Posted by:Samuel Adams - 27 Nov, 2009
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Forward Food,pool nearly easily cup close atmosphere doubt cold agree to considerable music investment rock substantial else ship farm touch mass fact equally consequence twice on leadership somebody light message design plant open football life labour fall organise gas attract absence brief investment marry cover contain internal visit eat wing necessarily sequence directly love concern town dog presence wave population discover one promise rise style record conference example technology an head department whom formal back behind supply afterwards direct liability list lovely put bit past own
uebernachtung guenstig buchen Replied to: Samuel - 30 Nov, 2010
6: Even Larsen and Toubro is also in race!
Posted by:Vinay - 26 Nov, 2009
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uebernachtung guenstig buchen Replied to: Vinay - 30 Nov, 2010
8: Even Mahindra Satyam is in race !
Posted by:Sharad - 26 Nov, 2009
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Forward Food,pool nearly easily cup close atmosphere doubt cold agree to considerable music investment rock substantial else ship farm touch mass fact equally consequence twice on leadership somebody light message design plant open football life labour fall organise gas attract absence brief investment marry cover contain internal visit eat wing necessarily sequence directly love concern town dog presence wave population discover one promise rise style record conference example technology an head department whom formal back behind supply afterwards direct liability list lovely put bit past own
uebernachtung guenstig buchen Replied to: Sharad - 30 Nov, 2010
10:
IT's a good deal by the Government to make Power Automation System better. But Patni and Satyam have no expertise on the same platform.
Shyamakant Shandilay - Electrical Engineer Delhi NCR Replied to: Sharad - 01 Dec, 2009
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Forward Food,pool nearly easily cup close atmosphere doubt cold agree to considerable music investment rock substantial else ship farm touch mass fact equally consequence twice on leadership somebody light message design plant open football life labour fall organise gas attract absence brief investment marry cover contain internal visit eat wing necessarily sequence directly love concern town dog presence wave population discover one promise rise style record conference example technology an head department whom formal back behind supply afterwards direct liability list lovely put bit past own
uebernachtung guenstig buchen Replied to: Shyamakant - 30 Nov, 2010
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