Amplus Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway’s Kongsberg Digital to utilize efficiency enhancing applications available in Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem, Kognifai.
Gurgaon-based Amplus will explore opportunities for applying Kognifai digital solutions and applications including renewable asset management, and solar asset management for the Indian solar market, a release from Amplus has informed.
Amplus Energy Solutions is backed by I Squared Capital, a global private equity fund focused on developing long-term infrastructure assets. It owns and manages a portfolio of 600+ MW, serving more than 150 customers at over 270 locations in 22 states under its brand Amplus Solar.
Back in August 2018, Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO of Amplus, in an interview with Mercom had said that Amplus had a total portfolio of over 300 MW of operational and under construction solar capacity across 200 sites, and in 20 states in India. Out of the 300 MW, 280 MW had already been commissioned then.
The 600+ MW project portfolio of Amplus is expected to generate 118,090 million units of electricity over the 25-year duration of the projects. The cumulative carbon abatement over the lifetime of these projects amounts to 11.43 million metric tons. The environmental impact can also be equated to 13.13 million mature trees absorbing carbon dioxide for 40 years, the release informed.
Amplus has been an active participant in the government-supported rooftop solar tenders and has been successful with tenders conducted by SECI, REMCL, CPWD, Railways, and others.
“This partnership with Kongsberg Digital is another step in our endeavor to channelize the power of technology to maximize solar performance,” Guru Inder Mohan Singh, the COO of Amplus Energy Solutions said.
The integrated solution will support automation of work processes, asset management solutions, solar power scheduling & forecasting, and use machine learning and artificial intelligence for more efficient work processes. Amplus will get all data and functionality in one system, with a significantly simplified reporting process as one of the benefits; the release has further added.
Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, renewables and utilities.
“One of the many strengths of technology is that it is flexible and adaptable. That means technology created for one sector, in this case, wind power, can be adjusted and utilized in adjacent industries, like solar power. We have a strong belief in the future importance of solar power and believe we have much to contribute in making this energy source even more viable for the world of tomorrow,” Hege Skryseth, CEO of Kongsberg Digital informed.
Soumik is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, Soumik was a correspondent for UNI, New Delhi covering the Northeast region for seven years. He has also worked as an Asia Correspondent for Washington DC-based Hundred Reporters. He has contributed as a freelancer to several national and international digital publications with a focus on data-based investigative stories on environmental corruption, hydro power projects, energy transition and the circular economy. Soumik is an Economics graduate from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University.