November 01, 2018

Tata Power hosts the Annual Distribution Utility Meet 2018

National: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, hosted the 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet today in Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Arvind Singh, principal secretary, energy, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power, and Reji Kumar Pillai, president, India Smart Grid Forum. It aimed at capturing the best practices in the distribution sector in India and overseas, along with adoption of future technologies to tackle upcoming challenges in the power sector.

The 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet, hosted by Tata Power, in session in Mumbai

The event focused on how the 21st century electric grid is witnessing several disruptive changes and how traditional boundaries between generation, transmission and distribution are fast disappearing and the grid is evolving as an integrated grid. It also discussed how smart grids are emerging as the critical enabling infrastructure for all flagship Government of India programmes such as 24x7 Power for All, 100 Smart Cities, 175 GW of Renewable Energy by 2022, National Mission on Electric Mobility with a target of 6-7 million electric vehicles by 2022, Smart Metering for All Electricity Customers on Fast Track, etc.

Mr Sinha said, “It is our pleasure to host the Distribution Utility Meet 2018. We are honoured to represent a unified voice to influence the discom community and leverage each other’s experiences for successful nationwide smart grid roll out. Convergence of both electrical and information technology coupled with communication technology is changing the landscape of the power sector today. Technology advancement has transformed the Indian power sector so much so that individuals can now produce power locally than have large power stations to supply power to cities and villages. Therefore, it is necessary for all utilities to gear up for this transformation, to become the backbone of the power sector and provide quality services to consumers. ”