The upcoming 4th Edition of India Smart Grid Week is all set to kick start the five-day long event with veterans from across the globe. More than 200 internationally acclaimed experts in the field of energy, policymakers from the government and leaders will be a part in the event which is scheduled from 05 -09 March, 2017 at Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. Experts from India and around the world will share best practices on Smart Energy, Smart Cities, Advanced Solutions for Grid Modernization, Rollout plan for Smart Meters, Electric Mobility, Disruptive Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics Technology Trends and Renewable Energy Integration at the event that opens in the national capital in month of march 2018.
ISGW 2018 will witness bilateral workshops such as European Commissions smart grid workshop, Sweden- India smart grid workshop and US– India smart grid workshop and also parallel events such as Distribution Utility meet, Smart City Gas Distribution and Smart Water. The initiative is being supported by the Government of India Ministries such as Ministry of Power, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Affairs, Make in India and several other international agencies.
Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum commented, “Smart grids have emerged as a key enabling infrastructure to develop smart solutions to resolve India’s energy woes. Smart grids are also crucial to some of Indian government’s key projects such as 100 smart cities, 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, 40 percent renewable energy by 2030, electric vehicles to combat air pollution and smart meters amongst others. Our requirements are very different from the western economies. Western economies already have 24×7 power but we need to control the peak time demand to ensure 24×7 power is available. Smart grid can help in selective load shedding for example turning of the load for air-conditioners or water pumps in off peak hours rather than load shedding across households which is what is happening now.”
Meeting the constantly increasing energy needs of the country and supplying 24×7 reliable power to all citizens is a major challenge in India. With rapid growth and increasingly rising energy needs of the domestic and commercial sectors, India is working on several futuristic fronts to find credible solutions to meet its energy needs. Smart Grids are one of the several aspects of the solution. Power utilities, policy makers and other stakeholders are convinced of leveraging the evolving smart grid technologies in resolving some crucial lacunas in electricity delivery and this will be the key theme for the discussions at the 4th edition of India Smart Grid Week.