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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
A smart grid will soon be able to switch off appliances in your house

Pilot project to be implemented in Indiranagar Escoms hope to reduce power wastage through this Did you forget to turn your fan off when you left home? In a short while, Bescom will itself turn it off through a smart grid and reduce unnecessary consumption of energy in your home.>>Read More

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


Electricity grids will have to operate more smartly for smart cities to work With an initial budget of Rs 7,060 crore allocated towards the development of 100 smart cities, the government's developmental goals are clear. This announcement has come at a time, when the rural to urban migration in India is at its peak. UN reports suggest, if migration continues at the present rate, close to 46 per cent (634 million) of the total population in India will live in urban areas by 2030.>>Read More

Power from the Sun: A new life for Dharnai, India

In this world where we seem surrounded by news of gloom and doom, we don't often hear stories of positive change. But here is one: a story of a village that has unshackled itself from darkness, after 30 years of having its energy needs neglected by governments. Today, Dharnai is blooming with hope and ambition. Dharnai village in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, is now lit-up by a Greenpeace India solar-powered micro-grid. Enter the village and you'll see electric poles all around. The solar micro-grid supplies the electricity for homes, street lighting for roads and lanes, and water pumps.>>Read More

India to gain from world's most advanced T&D technology

Toshiba's acquisition of T&D business of Vijai Electricals creates avenues for India to establish itself as the core transmission and distribution technology supplier in the world. India's need for uninterrupted power supply is directly proportional to its development graph. India's installed power generation capacity as in December 2013 was 233.9 GW. But nearly one fourth of the total power generated fails to reach the end consumer. It is lost in transit. In order to meet the demand, an efficient transmission and distribution system has to be in place. Every year due to overload many distribution transformers get burnt leading to power failures..>>Read More

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

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