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BLP collaborates with IBM to drive business growth

Bharat Light and Power (BLP), a renewable energy producer in
India announced that it has formed a strategic engagement with IBM to drive
business growth and increase operational efficiency.

“In this 10-year collaboration, BLP will use IBM’s SoftLayer
cloud capabilities, built on open standards, as well as IBM analytics and
mobile solutions to increase its power generation capacity,” the company stated
in a release.

Bharat Light and Power (BLP), a renewable energy producer in
India announced that it has formed a strategic engagement with IBM to drive
business growth and increase operational efficiency.

“In this 10-year collaboration, BLP will use IBM’s SoftLayer
cloud capabilities, built on open standards, as well as IBM analytics and
mobile solutions to increase its power generation capacity,” the company stated
in a release.

Tejpreet S Chopra, president & CEO of BLP said, “The
Indian power sector has doubled its capacity in the last 10 years and is
projected to add another 100GW in next five years. With the issues facing
fossil-based fuels, a good share of this growth will come from renewable energy
sources. The scope of investments for renewables is estimated to be $10-12
billion in next five years making it ripe for global investments in India.”

IBM will work with BLP to help the company manage, and
effectively use the vast amount of data generated by the power generation
sources. With efficient and predictive analysis of data, energy producers can
better manage their resources, take necessary precautionary measures, and
improve overall productivity. IBM will deploy its SoftLayer cloud
infrastructure as a service to centrally monitor and manage BLP’s existing and
future generation plants as well as store and manage the data on cloud.

Balki G Iyer, chief development officer, BLP said, “a
significant factor in selecting IBM was its rich global experience in the
renewable energy sector and scalable technology capabilities that suits our
requirement.”

“By making clean energy widely available and affordable, BLP
is solving a very important challenge for India and we are excited about
collaborating with BLP on this transformative journey. We see tremendous
potential for smarter operations, using cloud and analytics, in achieving scale
and efficiencies in this business. As a strategic partner, we will deliver
measurable business outcomes to BLP by bringing together expertise and
capabilities across IBM,” said Ajoy Menon, director of strategic outsourcing,
Global Technology Services, IBM India South Asia.

By CIO staff

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