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Sterlite Power, a leading global power transmission player, has been awarded the prestigious ET Innovation Awards 2020 for Skyrob™, a pioneering semi-autonomous robotics solution which has been developed inhouse. Sterlite Power was the winner in the Process Innovation category where it competed with Tata Power, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Tata Capital and HSBC Software Development (India).

Skyrob™ ensures safe Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) stringing under live-line conditions. The technology was deployed for the first time in India in 2019 for the OPGW stringing of the 400 kV Gurgaon-Bhiwadi line. Skyrob™ assisted operations for OPGW stringing when compared with traditional practices, has the potential to reduce project timelines by ~25% while ensuring safety of workforce.

The Economic Times Innovation Awards 2020 showcases the best innovations that are driving growth in the areas of business, products, technology, social impact etc. and rewards out-of-the-box thinking and innovation. The winners were selected by a high-profile jury across nine categories from more than 1,250 nominations made by about 950 companies.