India Smart Grid Week is considered as one of the top five international event on Smart Grids and Smart Cities.
The five-day long event of the 4th Edition of India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) was attended by veterans from across the globe.
More than 2000 delegates and visitors attended the event which was held at Manekshaw Center in New Delhi scheduled from 05 – 09 March 2018.
The conference and exhibition was inaugurated by AK Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of Power in the presence of Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI; Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of International Solar Alliance; Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL); His Excellency Ambassador Klas Molin, Ambassador of Sweden to India; along with other dignitaries from across the globe.
Moreover, experts from 38 countries from power sector discussed about the advanced solutions for grid modernization, e-mobility and renewable energy integration at the event.
The event included bilateral workshops with European Commission, Sweden, USA and France along with special workshops on blockchain for utilities attracted interest from large number of stakeholders.
The full day parallel sessions were conducted on Smart City Gas Distribution and Smart Water Session. The participants also got the opportunity to attend the technical tour to TPDDL, Northern Region Load Dispatch Centre (NRLDC); and the recently commissioned Smart Grid Pilot Project at UHBVN, Panipat with support from NEDO, Japan.
During the conference, MoUs were signed between ISGF and Think Smart Grids – France for collaboration; USTDA and TPDDL for the Business Case for Distributed Energy Resources in India Phase 2 Technical Assistance.
PEER System by GBCI/USGBC was launched during the ceremony and special announcement was made by USTDA for Behavioral Energy Efficiency Program with BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and Oracle Utilities; Energy Storage Roadmap Project by ISGF, IESA and MacArthur Foundation was also announced.
Another special announcement was on the collaboration between TPDDL, SAP and Choice, Brazil for the launch of a new solution in India for prevention of theft of electricity.
Speaking on the occasion, India Smart Grid Forum, President, Reji Kumar Pillai said, “India Smart Grid Week 2018 offered an excellent platform for utility leaders, regulators, government officials and technology providers for networking and experience sharing with their peers from over 38 countries. With increasing focus on making city gas distribution and water distribution smart, next year ISGW will be held in an enhanced format as India Smart Utility Week.”