Smart meter can be a game changer when it comes to planning the electricity sector: Piyush Goyal

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“Smart meter can be a game changer when it comes to planning the electricity sector in the long run”: Shri Piyush Goyal

IEEMA (Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association) India on 23 January 2017, launched the INTELECT 2017 & DISTRIBUELEC, the three day (23rdJanuary-25th January 2017) exhibition cum conference at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines and Guest of Honor, Shri Girish Shankar
Secretary, DHI, ministry of heavy Industries & Public enterprises and other key dignitaries such as Mr. Sanjeev Sardana, President, IEEMA, Mr. Prakash Chandrekar, Chairman, Organizing Committee, Mr, Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA amidst an august industry gathering.

The event is supported by the Ministry of Power, National Smart Grid Mission, with Madhya Pradesh as partner state and CESC as partner utilities.

With over 100 exhibitors, the show has brought together senior officials from Ministry of Power, State Utilities, DISCOMS, IESA, India IOT Panel and TERI under one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges pressing challenges in the field of Intelligent Electricity.

Speaking on the inaugural of the INTELECT 2017 & DISTRIBUELEC, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr. Piyush Goyal said, “India’s is world’s largest market for this sector and we have billion people aspiring for better quality of life and have an nascent and latent energy demand which will expand this sector by almost four times in next 15-17 years. Different estimates have been made out but very clear this is one sector where any amount of investment made has the fastest payback both in terms not only in economic terms but also in terms of quality of life of our people but also has a great deal to do with a necessity for the entire economic development of the country for years and years. Smart meter can be a game changer when it comes to planning the electricity sector in the long run”

Speaking on the inaugural of the INTELECT 2017 & DISTRIBUELEC, IEEMA President, Mr. Sanjeev Sardana said, “The theme for this year’s INTELECT is “Redefining Electricity for Smarter Living” which is quite interesting as it is important to realize the need for intelligent electricity. Management of every watt of electricity from source to socket is essential to fulfill Prime Minister’s dream “24X7 clean and affordable electricity for all” by 2019. The exhibition has been specially designed to demonstrate the New & Intelligent digital solutions, from source to socket, to manage the flow of electricity smartly.”

Bringing together manufacturers and service providers, the exhibition had participating exhibitors such as ABB INDIA LTD, APAR INDUSTRIES LTD, CARGILL INDIA PVT LTD, E I DUPONT INDIA PVT LTD, ELEKTROLITES (POWER) PVT. LTD, GUPTA POWER INFRASTRUCTURE LTD., HARTEK GROUP, KOTSONS PVT LTD, LARSEN & TOUBRO LTD, NEEPCO, NHPC, NTPC, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDIA PVT. LTD., SECURE METER LTD, SIEMENS LTD., SUPREME & CO. PVT. LTD, TECHNICAL ASSOCIATES LTD, UJAAS ENERGY LTD, UTTAM (BHARAT) ELECTRICALS PVT LTD.

Mr. Prakash Chandraker, Organising Committee Chairman, INTELECT 2017 said, “INTELECT & DISTRIBUELEC is one of its only kind’s exhibitions cum conference, organized by IEEMA to showcase the Indian Electrical Industry’s strength across the full electricity value chain. The exhibition has brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one common platform to effectively address digital challenges of energy value chain to make the flow of electricity intelligent & to make our own life easy, because when “ELECTRICITY IS ON, LIFE IS ON”.

Speaking on the inaugural of the INTELECT 2017 & DISTRIBUELEC, Mr. Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA, said,“INTELECT & DISTRIBUELEC is a great platform to experience evolving technologies and explore opportunities in the field of Intelligent Electricity. The exhibition has provided a focused platform for exhibitors to showcase their Power Distribution capabilities and solutions to a perfectly relevant audience. The unique exposition offers huge business opportunity for equipment manufacturers, turnkey contractors, raw material suppliers to machinery manufacturers and all others linked with this sector.”

Highlights of the exhibition include a power packed International Conference on “Evolving Trends in Intelligent Management of the Future Grid” which provides a networking platform to various players in the ecosystem to come together to exchange ideas and share their vision. The theme and content has been designed by IEEE in association with IEEMA and supported by IEEE Power & Energy Society & IEEE Industry Applications Society.

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