POWERGEN India spoke with Arun Kumar Mishra, director of India's National Smart Grid Programme Management Unit (NPMU) and his verdict was clear.

A sustainable and strong utility sector will require consumer trust and support on the country's path towards rural electrification and the transition to renewable energy.

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Just as important says Mishra, is to take the key learnings from global grid modernisation rollouts, and that industry leaders take the learnings forward as they plan the consumer-led grid of the future on the Indian subcontinent.

The energy transition and renewable energy are hot topics disrupting the utility industry in India and will be a key focus at the POWERGEN INDIA and Indian Utility Week summit which takes place in New Delhi. For more details visit https://www.powergen-india.com/ or indian-utility-week.com