Bangalore, India, October 01, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Kalki Communication Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Kalkitech), a niche technology company providing communication and optimization solutions for the Smart Grid, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Tenega Nasional (UNITEN), a wholly owned university of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia. The objective of the MoU is to develop and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations, covering areas of cooperation in research, development, product realization and commercialization through joint research & development, product funding, technological transfer, seminars and joint commercialization activities. Under the MoU, UNITEN will be carrying out feasibility studies on deployment of Kalkitech’s technology, conducting experiments and tests on Kalkitech technologies. Kalkitech would be training, sharing technical information and providing support to UNITEN staff and students.
“We are very excited to cooperate with Kalkitech on development of software and hardware for intelligent power delivery,” said Dr Hang See Ong, Associate Professor and Head of Electronics and Communication Engineering at UNITEN, “We are looking forward to long term collaboration with Kalkitech to produce solutions for integrating various smart components in the power delivery system and also to train next generation of ICT-aware power engineer.”
Speaking after signing the MoU, Prasanth Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Kalkitech said: “This MoU marks the beginning of a promising partnership between Kalkitech, UNITEN and TNB in Malaysia. Malaysia is leading in smart grid investment in the region and we intend to stay invested with UNITEN and TNB for developing the Smart Grid for the region. Our association with UNITEN will help TNB and Kalkitech better understand smart grid technologies and their localization for the region. We are confident that this MoU will steer our association with UNITEN into a long term, cooperative relationship in research and development of the smart grid.
Universiti Tenega Nasional (UNITEN) is a Malaysian university with a multimedia super corridor status, registered under the Malaysian Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996, and is wholly owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
TNB is the largest electricity utility in Malaysia and serves an estimated 8.3 million customers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Labuan. TNB’s core businesses are in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
Kalkitech helps energy utilities across the globe enable the Smart Grid & achieve energy efficiency. Our solutions enable customers to implement mission-critical applications across the Smart Grid spectrum ranging from advanced metering and distribution automation to wide area monitoring, substation automation & power plant optimization. We invest extensively in R&D in several areas including power systems engineering, thermal engineering, control theory and communication and information technology, to build cutting edge standards based communication and optimization solutions for Smart Grid & energy efficiency technologies.
We collaborate with utilities, OEMs & system integrators in the generation, transmission, distribution and renewable energy sectors to provide technology solutions. With strong partner networks across the globe and customers in over 70 countries, we understand the regional challenges better and offer solutions that are flexible, scalable & secure.