METERING INDIA 2017, organized by IEEMA has catered to diversified themes in the past like “Revenue Management” to “IT in Metering for Efficient Power Distribution”, “Smart Indian Dimension”, etc. Today, ‘smart’ features are impacting our lives like never before. The ‘business as usual’ scenario of a few years back has been reinvented by smart devices. The transparency and trust challenges are being answered through technology in every sector. Our lives are flooded with information. The awareness related to resource conservation in every form has taken over our lives like never before. Metering India 2017, Towards Smart and Sustainable Utilities explore the use of ICT to make Indian power utilities more sustainable.
The Seminar was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri V P Singh Badnore , Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh UT. Shri R.K Verma, Chairperson (I/c), Central Electricity Authority graced the occasion as a guest of Honor Ms. Ritu Maheshwari, IAS, CEO of RECTPCL addressed the delegates on the inaugural session and Mr. Richard Schomberg, Chairperson –IEC system committee of Smart Energy delivered the Keynote address.
Mr. Jitendra Agarwal, Chairman, Meter Division & JMD, Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd Said That organising committee of Metering India has done a truly remarkable work, we have received 70 paper out which we had to select only 21 papers due to time constraint which was itself a challenging task as all papers were very good. We have total 23 Sponsors from across the Metering Industry, Semiconductor Industry, IT Solution Providers and Organisations associated to power Sector. In meter division of IEEMA, we have around 50 members and we produce 25 million plus meters annually. The best part of it is all these are end-to-end activity – design, development, production, testing. Everything is done in-house. Everything is done in India. We are truly 100% made in India.
Utilities today are adopting new technologies like prepayment meters, smart meters with two-way communication, AMI solutions and so on. A few years back, there were only 3 or 4 utilities going for these latest technologies. But now almost 15 + utilities are already going for these kinds of latest technologies helping the overall improved scenario of power distribution sector.
The use of latest technology will help power distribution sector, Mr. Agarwal assured that Industry is committed to fulfilling the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of providing 24×7 affordable electricity to all.