The Research Program on Sustainable Power Engineering is a joint initiative of IIT Madras, RWTH Aachen University and Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen GmbH as industrial partner. Primary aim of the program is the execution of research projects on equipments and systems for the improvement of energy grids in close cooperation with leading research institutions and universities. This programme marks the first cooperation of IGCS with the industry. The research programme Sustainable Power Engineering covers, for example, the efficient regulation and monitoring of transmission and distribution grids and the development of strategies for optimizing existing grid structures in the long term. Consideration of the dynamic behavior of transmission and distribution grids, e.g. in relation to the growing share of power coming from decentralized sources, is another focal point of the research work. MR’s involvement includes financing the scientific staff needed, project costs, lab equipment and other operational costs. Complex problems require a collaborative approach spanning all industries. IGCS Area Coordinator Energy, Prof. Krishna Vasudevan, Department of Electrical Engineering, coordinates research work at IIT Madras.