The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has agreed to serve as a supporting association for Metering, Billing/CRM India. The event takes place 14 – 16 October 2008 in Mumbai, India and detailed information can be found at www.smart-energy.com/india

The CPRI, an autonomous society, serves as a national laboratory for undertaking applied research in electric power engineering, in addition to functioning as an independent National Testing and Certification Authority for electrical equipment and components, to ensure reliability and to improve, innovate and develop new products. The head office of the Institute is in Bangalore and its other units are located at Bhopal, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Kolkata and Gauwahati.

With its state-of-art infrastructure and expertise, CPRI has made significant contributions to the power sector in the country for improved planning, operation and control of power systems. Besides in-house R&D, CPRI also undertakes sponsored research projects from manufacturers and power utilities in different areas of specialization. A number of products developed by CPRI have been licensed for commercial production. Digital energy meters, automatic power factor controller, digital field strength meters, solar selective coatings, epoxy novolac resin, capacitor fluid from rapeseed oil, value added products from fly-ash, online & offline reclamation of used transformer oil, electrostatic voltage dividers and software packages for power systems application are just a few of these.