TCS roped in by Western Power to digitally transform software systems
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been roped in Western Power, a Western Australia government-owned energy company, as a strategic partner, to help in digitally transforming the latter’s software systems.
The work to be taken up by the Indian IT firm is part of Western Power’s efforts to provide cleaner and more resilient energy to West Australian citizens.
As per the multi-year partnership, Tata Consultancy Services will play the role of a primary systems integrator across various domains, including network operations and asset management and as a secondary systems integrator as well for finance, asset operations, and the corporate domain.
Tracy Deveugle-Frink — Western Power ICT Head said: “Our network continues to evolve as a result of the growing adoption of renewable energies. Western Power has reached out to organisations with appropriate capability as we deliver on this exciting phase of our transformation.
“TCS has been selected based on their domain knowledge in the utility and engineering sectors. They have a growing establishment in the Western Australian corporate landscape and are well positioned to partner with us as we deliver on our corporate objectives.”
Tata Consultancy Services will support the corporate strategy of Western Power towards a modular grid, that is innovative as well as flexible via new tech plugs in and out of the electric grid.
The innovative changes by Western Power in the operation of the grid will unlock opportunities in the future for customers, businesses, and Western Australia, and offer cleaner and smarter energy solutions.
The Indian IT services provider will also work with the energy company on the Western Australian and the Australian government’s Distributed Energy Resources Program virtual power plant pilot called Project Symphony.
The pilot, which is for a couple of years, is aimed to aggregate a network of solar-powered houses that generate and store energy collectively in the same manner as conventional thermal power plants to smooth out the supply and demand for power.
Vikram Singh — Tata Consultancy Services Australia and New Zealand Country Head said: “The evolution and bold ambitions of Western Power coupled with our philosophy of active collaboration means together we are building a new approach to reimagine, speed-up and deliver critical infrastructure capabilities to WA.
“Our strong local partner network, expertise in cutting-edge technologies, investments in research and innovation, and deep domain knowledge of the utilities sector, make us a preferred growth and transformation partner to forward thinking utility companies in Australia.”