Rajiv Sharaf is the Senior Vice President and CIO of Reliance Infrastructure. He has 28 plus years of experience in diverse domains including Utility, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Telecom industries.
Reliance Infrastructure developed a core team with representatives from IT, O&M and Business to develop an in-house solution. Accordingly an AR based mobile application was conceptualized and developed by the in-house IT team with active participation from O&M and Business team.
Augmented Reality (AR) is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time. AR uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it.
The AR based mobile application takes into account real time SCADA status of circuit breaker, isolators and earth switches for which the operation is being performed. All equipment’s in EHV Stations are assigned a QR code which needs to be scanned before or after performing operation as per the defined procedure.
Augmenting the manual process of operation with this mobile App shall eliminate any errors as the application does not allow the operator to proceed in case of any mistake or mismatch. This also greatly enhances the safety of personnel and system as well.