Central regions | Energy, utilities | Technology & innovation
Cisco and New Grid Technologies team up to smarten up Russian electrical energy
7 Feb '13
Cisco Systems announced earlier this week that it has signed a memo of cooperation with New Grid Technologies, a Russian company, in developing joint intelligent control systems based projects for the Russian electrical energy sector.
According to Cisco, the partnership between the two companies will focus on pushing R&D efforts and putting together large-scale joint projects aimed at developing SmartGrid technologies and introducing those to Russia’s electrical energy.
The memo calls for the partners to:
• Conduct joint R&D programs and realize projects facilitating the development and adoption of ‘smart’ electrical grid technologies in Russia;
• Set up bilateral temporary scientific teams and labs to help Russia master new equipment and technologies;
• Conduct joint workshops, conferences for scientists and technical experts, and special working meetings.
In their joint programs and projects the partners have plans to tap into the knowledge and experience of scientific, research, design and technology entities as well as of individual scientists and experts from both Russia and the United States.