Government of India recently announced the completion of 100 percent village electrification. This massive accomplishment of bringing electricity to 5,97,464 villages along with introduction of Saubhagya Scheme to provide free electricity connections to about 40 million homes and smart grid projects in urban areas, government of India is making all efforts to provide 24 X 7 reliable power supply for all citizens. However, to achieve this target, adequate measures need to be taken in terms of AT&C loss reduction, smart metering, efficient transmission planning, business transformation of utilities to adopt technology transition etc.
With launching of 100 Smart City projects by the Government of India, water and city gas distribution utilities will also need to equip themselves with latest technologies for improved operational efficiency and successful integration into the smart city systems. However, lack of effective policy and regulations both at the central and state level along with inadequate safety guidelines, standards, business models act as barriers for its growth. In order to address all the challenges and to discuss future technologies and opportunities, ISGF will be organising India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) 2019. It will be an International Conference and Exhibition focused on smart energy, gas and water for smarter cities and will take place in Delhi from 12-16 March 2019 and will include plenaries, interactive workshops, keynotes, and technical sessions.
ISUW 2019 will bring together India’s leading electricity, gas and water utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and world’s top-notch smart energy experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains.
Experts from more than 75 countries and 200 utilities are expected to converge at the event to discuss on the latest developments, trends and technologies related to Grid Modernization, Clean Transportation, Smart and Sustainable Cities, Energy Storage, Smart Water, Smart Microgrids and Renewable Energy, Smart City Gas Distribution, Artificial Intelligence, Advance Analytics and Blockchain and will share their experiences and best practices followed globally in these emerging areas.
The conference will also witness bilateral workshops with representatives from European Union, Sweden, USA and France. The event will also have utility specific roundtable discussions by eminent experts on Blockchain for Utilities, AI and Robotics for Utilities, Augmented Reality for Utilities etc.