Smart Utilities for Electrified India
NEW DELHI, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
ISGF Gears up for India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) 2019 from 12th to 16th March in New Delhi
Government of India recently announced the completion of 100 percent village electrification. This massive accomplishment of bringing electricity to 5,97,464 villages along with introduction of Saubhagya Scheme to provide free electricity connections to about 40 million homes and smart grid projects in urban areas, government of India is making all efforts to provide 24 X 7 reliable power supply for all citizens. However, to achieve this target, adequate measures need to be taken in terms of AT&C loss reduction, smart metering, efficient transmission planning, business transformation of utilities to adopt technology transition etc.
India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) has been conducting India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) since 2015, which is today considered to be one of the top five events on Smart Grids and Smart Cities in the world. With launching of 100 Smart City projects by the Government of India, water and city gas distribution utilities will also need to equip themselves with latest technologes for improved operational efficiency and successful integration into the smart city systems. However, lack of effective policy and regulations both at the central and state level along with inadequate safety guidelines, standards, business models act as barriers for its growth. In order to address all the challenges and to discuss future technologies and opportunities, ISGF will be organising India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) 2019. It will be an International Conference and Exhibition focused on smart energy, gas and water for smarter cities and will take place in Delhi from 12-16 March 2019 and will include plenaries, interactive workshops, keynotes, and technical sessions.
ISUW 2019 will bring together India's leading electricity, gas and water utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and world's top-notch smart energy experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains.
Experts from more than 75 countries and 200 utilities are expected to converge at the event to discuss on the latest developments, trends and technologies related to Grid Modernization, Clean Transportation, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Energy Storage, Smart Water, Smart Microgrids and Renewable Energy, Smart City Gas Distribution, Artificial Intelligence, Advance Analytics and Blockchain and will share their experiences and best practices followed globally in these emerging areas.
The conference will also witness bilateral workshops with representatives from European Union, Sweden, USA and France. The event will also have utility specific roundtable discussions by eminent experts on Blockchain for Utilities, AI and Robotics for Utilities, Augmented Reality for Utilities etc.
About India Smart Grid Forum
ISGF is a public-private partnership initiative of Govt. of India with the mandate of accelerating smart grid deployments across the country. With 170+ members comprising of ministries, utilities, technology providers, academia and research, ISGF has evolved as a think-tank of global repute on Smart Energy and Smart Cities. The mandate of ISGF is to advise government on policies and programs for promotion of Smart Grids in India, work with national and international agencies in standards development and to help utilities, regulators and the industry in technology selection, training and capacity building.
ISGF works closely with government institutions such as CEA, CPRI, CERC, NSGM and NCIIPC; ministries such as MNRE, DoT, MoUD, MoHI, etc. and other stakeholders like state governments, electric utilities and electricity regulatory commissions.