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Key Event Advisors & Speakers

P. Uma Shankar
Former Secretary (Power)
Govt. Of India
H L Bajaj
Former Chairman
Central Electricity Authority
Director of Projects
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Director General
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Managing Director
Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited (UGVCL)
Welcome Letter from Event Host Utility
On behalf of BSES Rajdhani Power limited, Delhi, India, as the Host Utility, I'm
delighted to invite you to Delhi,India for the forth coming conference, the 4th India Smart Utilities Week, scheduled from Sep 16-18, 2014. This Conference will bring together
utility engineers, policy makers, regulators and service/solution providers from
around the world who are engaged in smart grid and AMI.
What event participants said about our event?
An Interview with a Lead Event Sponsor – Capgemini
Question: How do you find this year's event?
Mr. Somnath Chatterjee: Very impressive as always. We saw significant participation
and representation from our overseas vendor partners and Utility colleagues.
Discussion on technology trends and how India can benefit from the best practices
from overseas is a good takeaway. 
Click here for full interview
Event Background
Indian utilities with 170 Million consumers are now thinking for smart grid. The 4th India Smart Utilities Week, It is first time when Indian utilities will present their plan or expectation or road map or share experience. Those utilities, which have yet not planned, it is an opportunity. Also opportunity for top management of both meter and smart grid service providers. The 4th India Smart Utilities Week, a gathering of those who has expectations, those who can provide solution/ services and those who are keen to learn.
 Event agenda and key issues to be addressed
India Smart Utilities Week Peer-to-Peer Workshop
Tue. Sep. 16 Wed. Sep. 17 Thu. Sep. 18
  • Opening Session
  • -Host Utility Welcome -Address Opening Address -Keynote Speech
  • Panel Discussion
  • Utility Keynote Presentation: Industry Transformation and Utility innovation in Developing Countries … beyond Smart Grid
  • Indian Utilities Smart Grid Case Studies
  • Case Study – CESC Mysore Smart Grid Experiences
  • POWERGRID– Executing Smart Grid Pilots –lost and gain
  • Case Study– Looking at Gujarat MODEL and what is the role of smart grid
  • Case Study – Smart Grid Picture of Odisha Transco
  • Schneider Presentation to be Finalized
  • Inaugural Session
  • Applications of Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids?
  • Lessons Learned and Best Practices on Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids Development and Operations
  • Role of Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids in Smart Grid Environment
  • Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids – Planning, Design and Control
  • DHBVN Smart Metering & AMI Roadmap; National Roadmap and Specification for Smart Metering; BSES Metering Status
  • Smart Grid Roadmap in the States under JERC Regulation
  • Prestation by Sensus
  • Host Utility Summarizing Speech and End of Day One Conference
  • Smart Grid Technology Session
  • Pilots to Commercial deployment
  • Panel Discussion - Utilities Leadership Panel-What is the technology trend and how Indian utilities would consume those technologies?- discussing cost, benefits, challenge and issues for advanced technologies adoption under Indian Context
  • Topic to Be Finalized by Event Sponsor
  • Role of Energy Storage in Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids
  • Panel Discussion on Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids with an Open, Scalable Architecture
  • State-of-the-art Field Exposures: Access to Real-time Experiments Environment and Customize Packages for Distributed Generations and Mini/Micro-Grids
  • Industry Cocktail Reception
  • Utility Best Paper Award and End of Two Day Forum
  • Evening Dinner
India Smart Grid & Smart Metering News
Schneider Electric says will remain focused on India

Schneider Electric Infrastructure, part of the euro 24-billion French Schneider Electric Group, wants to remain focused on high-end power distribution equipment and solutions in India. The company sees an opportunity in the high transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in India..>>Read More

Alstom T&D India to Upgrade Grid Infrastructure in Eastern India


The project is part of the Eastern Region Strengthening Scheme of Power Grid, which aims to improve the transmission infrastructure in the states of West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar in eastern India. The new equipment will strengthen power handling capacity of various substations across these states, stabilising the transmission network. .>>Read More

Cyan eyes R-APDRP, smart grid contracts in India

With projects in hand from two major power utilities in India — Tata Power and Essel, Cyan , a wireless solutions provider for utilities is now hopeful of being a part of the smart grid ecosystem in the country. Recently, Tata Power Mumbai has selected a consortium led by Larson & Turbo to deploy Cyan's CyLec Advanced Metering Infrastructure. Cyan's 865 MHz radio communication modules will be installed inside the L&T smart meters that will be deployed for Tata. The initial contract with Tata is for the deployment of 5,000 consumer meters in a district in Mumbai and is currently planned to go live in early 2015. >>Read More

Why Schneider may want to showcase Puri

For Schneider Electric, an €25-billion French firm, Puri – a tourist city in Odisha known for Lord Jagannath's temple and Rath Yatra – is set to be the first city in India, in which the company's advanced smart grid solution will be commissioned..>>Read More

Smart cities or wiretap ones?

The government allocated upwards of Rs 7,000 crore for building 100 smart cities in the country in the Union Budget, leading to huge opportunities for corporate houses, especially technology-centric ones. .>>Read More

Accenture to Help Azure Power Expand its Solar Generation Business

What are Smart Grids? There is no single technology or design, but these are a general term for the transformation of the power grid using digital communications and control to enable functionalities such as increased awareness, resiliency, flexibility, efficiency, and enhanced renewables integration. Definitions and functionalities abound, but for India, the killer apps are likely to be different. In the West, labor costs for meter reading and connections/disconnections have been one driver, in addition to pressures due to renewable energy and electric vehicles, as well as concerns on handling the peak on aging infrastructure. In India, the short-term needs include reduction of losses (both technical and financial) and keeping the grid in balance (especially given shortfalls). Focusing on these applications, and viable price points, will make or break Smart Grids in India. >>Read More

Accenture to Help Azure Power Expand its Solar Generation Business

AHMEDABAD: Come October and Ahmedabad will have probably India's first smart grid system in place where consumers will be able to pick a suitable plan for electricity consumption like they do for cellphones. Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Pvt Ltd (UGVCL) is set to roll out a modernized electric grid or the smart grid system in Naroda by October this year. >>Read More

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