Increasing demand and reducing blackouts in India – how can the smart grid help?


The 2nd annual Metering, Billing/CRM India will be held from October 14-16, 2008 and officially opened by Rakesh Nath, chairman of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). For the first time, this leading utility event will be co-located with the ‘Smart Grids India’ Executive Forum.

Smart Grids India provides a platform to discuss the transformation that is taking place in the utility industry. According to Anil Razdan, Central Power Ministry secretary, India’s demand for power is increasing at an annual rate of 8 to 10 percent. As the CEA is preparing a national electricity plan for the 12th and 13th plan periods and Electricity on Demand by 2012, the Smart Grids India conference and exhibition could not be timelier.

Make the most of this opportunity to listen to top-of-the-field international expert from India, South Africa, Russia, Germany and Japan.

Topics of interest include:

  • Defining the smart grid for India
  • Discussing the latest technologies on offer
  • Financing for a future smart grid
  • Increasing demand and reducing blackouts – how can the smart grid help?
  • Understanding how the smart grid supports revenue protection
  • Smart metering and AMI.

And for the first time in India, an exhibition showcasing the latest AMR/AMI technologies and products from around the globe.

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