The energy sector and system are undergoing an historic transformation worldwide. Also India, as the sixth-largest energy consumer in the world, faces challenges caused by steadily growing demand, transmission losses, power theft and power cuts. The aging infrastructure and long-term energy policy goals drive the need for transformation. It is in this context that “Smart Grid”, based on the pervasive application of digital information and communication technologies, becomes relevant.
Named the 2010 Smart Grid Integrator of the Year by the readers of the New Economy-World News Media, SAP has been a key participant in the Smart Grid development. With its experience and knowledge as well as its long history of being a provider of enterprise software solutions to the energy sector, SAP is the forefront of leading the transformation of the future to help the world run better.
Discover a better energy world with SAP during the Indo-German Urban Mela. A walk able Smart Grid city is the setting of the SAP Pavilion. As visitors walk through the transformation of the energy sector they can experience the “right in the middle feeling”. Getting to know the weaknesses and challenges of today´s energy supply, visitors walk towards the future to learn how and why a Smart Grid is the solution to ever rising energy demand and the benefits of it. Once familiar with this vision, visitors experience the highlight of the SAP Pavilion – a hands-on model of a Smart Grid. Security of supply, climate protection and sustainable energy supply and demand are experienced through an interactive miniature model. Visitors get an insight of how systems will operate in the future and the role IT plays in it.
The “smart” in a Smart Grid is the information and communication technology (ICT). As the world market leader for business software solutions, SAP offers a range of solutions in this area. On the “last meters” of the exhibition, the visitor sees the way SAP arranges the future and can discover hidden information!SAP is deeply committed to a leadership role in the development and application of ICT tools and technologies able to turn the Smart Grid vision into reality, building on its long-standing partnership with its customers on both the supply and demand sides of energy markets. SAP estimates its Smart Grid solutions to help 30 million households use energy more responsible, saving $ 390 million for every percent of efficiency gain!