Mindteck Wins Home Automation, AMI And System Integration Work In Smart City Pilot Project At IIT-Kanpur

Unique project will include demonstration of effective demand response for smart homes having smart meters synced with home automation

Bengaluru, India – September 01, 2016: Mindteck, a global technology company (BSE: 517344 and NSE: MINDTECK), today announced that it is implementing a smart city home automation, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and system integration solution in collaboration with IIT-Kanpur. The pilot project is being jointly funded by the Ministry of Power, Government of India and IIT Kanpur. The site involves selected residential houses in the IIT-Kanpur campus, as well as hostels in the surrounding area.

The scope of the project encompasses the supply, testing and commissioning of AMI, Home Automation System and system integration, including:

  • Deployment and commissioning of single-phase and three-phase smart meters;
  • Deployment of communication system for the AMI and related headend and Meter Data Acquisition System (MDAS) and Meter Data Management (MDM) software;
  • Installation of home automation devices to remotely control and connect appliances to enable demand response;
  • Control Center set-up to support the AMI infrastructure;
  • Training for smart meter configuration, headend platform and associated communication network;
  • Integration of a solar roof top to the MDAS system to track the energy consumption and the feed to the grid; and
  • Integration with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system with MDAS and MDM.

At a broader level, among other functionalities, the pilot will provide consumers with real-time verification of demand response, thus enabling them to manage their consumption vis-à-vis the varying electricity rates.

Saikat Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Kanpur, commented, "We are very excited to work with Mindteck in setting up the first-of-its-kind smart city prototype in IIT Kanpur campus. Mindteck’s recent smart grid wins, coupled with their smart building and home automation expertise with Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics (SinBERBEST), is going to be a great asset in the implementation of this project."

"We are very proud to be associated with another world-class institute for implementing yet another innovative smart city project," commented Yusuf Lanewala, Mindteck Chairman and Managing Director. He added, "It is also exciting to have the opportunity to enable the grid, for the first time in India, with SCADA and solar roof top integration."

About Mindteck (India) Limited

Mindteck is a global technology company that provides Product Engineering solutions and Information Technology services to top-tier Fortune 50-1000 companies, start-ups, leading universities and government entities. The company's depth of knowledge and niche expertise in embedded systems and enterprise applications is complemented by dedicated Centers of Excellence in wireless design and storage testing. Office locations span the US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, Bahrain and India.  In addition, there are four development centers: US, Singapore and India (Kolkata and Bangalore). Mindteck is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE 517344), as well as the National Stock Exchange. The company is among a select group of global companies appraised at Maturity Level 5, Version1.3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). It is also a Founding Member of ‘The Atlas online’ (www.atlas.cid.harvard.edu) for the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. For more information, please contact balika.hegde@mindteck.com. www.mindteck.com