Tata Power-DDL Partners with USA’s Utiltyx for Cyber Security & Power Supply

Highlights :

  • To strengthen IED visibility, cyber security, and analytics of distribution
  • To arm its infrastructure with capacity to detect cyber threats and
  • To build real-time decision-making capability to gauge demand and deal
    with cyber threats
Tata Power-DDL Partners with USA’s Utiltyx for Cyber Security & Power Supply Tata Power-DDL Partners with USA's Utiltyx for Cyber Security & Power Supply

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), a power utility providing electricity to over 7 million users in Delhi, has announced a strategic partnership with Utiltyx- the Indian arm of a USA-based cyber security and data analytics software company.

The partnership aims to enhance the firm’s preparedness against future threats and challenges related to cyber security. The association is aimed at augmenting IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) visibility, adding strengths to the capabilities of Tata Power-DDL to fight cyber threats and providing credible and real-time analytics for its distribution grid, thereby preparing the power distribution infrastructure for future threats and growth.

The partnership will help Tata Power-DDL to get real-time updates on different vulnerabilities in the cyber-physical system, and a proactive AI/ML-based threat detection system will help for proactive scanning of the network for active threat detection and threat prevention. The deployed technology discovers, enriches and co-relates the utility assets, ensures OT Network Protection and neutralizes
segmentation of erroneous policies to safeguard utility assets. Further, it will strengthen Tata Power-DDL’s real-time decision-making capabilities, strengthen cyber security measures and safeguard critical infrastructure against evolving threats.

Speaking on the partnership, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, said, “As we embark on the up-gradation to create utilities of the future, it is essential to create or acquire capabilities to deal with future challenges and build upon the opportunities. Beyond technical aspects of the partnership, our tie-up with Utiltyx is to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our consumers by predicting future power
demand and mitigating risks through cutting-edge technology.”

In March, a subsidiary of Tata Power and a major renewable energy player in the country, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) for a 510 MW hybrid project.

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