May 18, 2017
Tata Power Delhi Distribution and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation sign MoU to support and share best practices in electricity distribution
New Delhi: Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote bilateral cooperation through technical experience, knowledge sharing, information exchange and experience in the electricity distribution sector.
The MoU will cover technology exchange in areas such as power system operation and control, medium- and long-term planning, asset management (including maintenance methodologies), smart grid, flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS), renewable energy integration, power market studies and innovative technologies. Cooperation on research, scientific and research papers and conference are also a part of the scope.
The MoU was signed at Doha, Qatar, by Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, and H E Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president, KAHRAMAA, in the august presence of H E Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, minister of energy and industry, State of Qatar; H E Eng. P Kumaran, ambassador of India to State of Qatar, and other senior officials from both the utilities.
Mr Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, said, “Our commitment to exploring collaboration with KAHRAMAA will strengthen technological advancement in the field of electricity distribution, especially covering areas such as smart metering, renewables, energy storage, e- vehicle charging facility, etc. By sharing expertise and best practices, we will enable both utilities to grow and better serve their consumers”.
“TPDDL and KAHRAMAA leaderships have long recognised the importance of investing in technology and focusing on innovation in the field of electricity distribution. Today, sharing of knowledge and best practices, including smart grid technologies are integral to the overall development of the power sector. Bringing efficiency here can transform the consumption and supply of reliable power and will positively impact the lives of the consumers of both the utilities,” Mr Sinha added.
The MoU will also aid in sharing of best practices and business experience, governance, customer relations, strategic planning and roadmaps, business development, etc. Besides this, the employees of both the utilities will also be benefited through employee exchange programmes and expert peer review of processes, reports, guidelines, codes and specifications.