IBMNew Delhi, India --- (METERING.COM) --- September 15, 2006 – Global IT services provider IBM is in discussions with three major power companies in India – New Delhi Power Limited, Reliance Energy and Power Grid Corporation – with a view to implementing its intelligent network system. This new system has been designed to enable electricity grids to deliver better service without the need for unexpected price increases.

IBM’s energy and utilities group head Reji Kumar says: “We are also talking with local manufacturers here for supply of meters that have to be deployed with the system.”

Intelligent networks is based on advanced network analytics, AMM, remote asset monitoring and control, mobile workforce management and IP-enabled SCADA. Many Indian companies already have the advanced infrastructure to enable them to move to the intelligent networks quickly.