The emergence of India as a strong economic power is receiving widespread recognition in the world. On the other hand, although we operate the fourth largest power system in the world, one-third of our population have no access to electricity and our per capita consumption of electricity is one-fourth of the world average! Transmission and Distribution losses in India are also quite high – about 26% in distribution and more than 7% in transmission! Government of India (GoI) and other stakeholders have realized that by implementing incremental improvements in a business as usual scenario we will not be able to provide 24×7 electricity to all households in the country – it requires innovative strategies, breakthrough technologies and bold decisions. This Government is committed to provide 24×7 electricity to all households in next 5 years and has recently launched 3 focused programs towards this objective with a total capital outlay of US$ 14 billion. This Government has also announced an ambitious program to build 100 Smart Cities on fast track. With all these ground breaking initiatives, India has already emerged as the prime destination for Smart Grids and Smart Cities.

ISGF takes the pleasure of inviting you to participate in India Smart Grid Week (ISGW 2015), an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Grids and Smart Cities, scheduled from 02 – 06 March 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bengaluru, India.

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is a public private partnership initiative of the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India with the mandate of accelerating smart grid deployments across the country. ISGF work closely with Ministry of Power, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Urban Development, and Department of Telecommunications. With 200+ members comprising of ministries, utilities, technology providers, academia and students, ISGF has evolved into a leading global think tank for smart grids and smart cities.