This exhibition was low on noise and high on substance. This exhibition and conference was very well organised and it has taken a lot of efforts to do it. The blue print for presenting intelligent electricity was conceptualised, given shape and presented. This conference would put us in the right frame to be aware the changes in the way electricity will be Generated, Transmitted, Distributed & Consumed and to be right up there to respond to those changes and also be a catalyst in fostering further change, making it into a virtuous cycle.
IEEMA embarked upon an exercise for which we roped in all the stakeholders. Honorable minister was himself present here.
I think this change is essential to fulfil Prime’ Minister’s dream “24X7 clean and affordable electricity for all” by 2019. While this would require on one hand to understand evolving trends in intelligent management of future grid like advanced metering. IOT, cyber security, microgids, renewable integration etc. We would also need qualitative and quantitative improvement in existing physical grid to augment its outreach and improve its health.
Distribution is the most important link between utilities and consumers. Due to high T&D losses, the Distribution companies are under severe financial stress and also a threat to Government’s objective of “24X7 power for all” MoP is providing budgetary support under IPDS and DDUGJY schemes to strengthen urban and rural distribution network. In addition the UDAY scheme and National Electricity Fund will while easing the financial stress of DISCOMs. Mandates reforms required to prevent recurring needs for such bailout.