Bescom looks for the ´light-bulb´ idea
After having the distinction of being, perhaps, the first State-owned electricity supply company to hold a patent, Bescom has gone one step further and started a full-fledged Technology Innovation Council (TIC) to research and develop products. Comprising engineers, researchers, architects and management experts, the TIC has been given a Rs.2-crore budget to aid the company ´make the right decisions´. ´The council will constantly scour around for the best product and other innovations that Bescom can use to make power supply more efficient-the council will provide a long-term vision to Bescom,´ said Anil D´Souza, Assistant General Manager (IT Wing), Bescom. The mandate will not only be to select technology, but also to improve customer relations and to reach out to start-ups looking to tie up with Bescom.