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India needs to partner with early innovators across the globe for SmartGrid success

Q&A with Dr. Rajit Gadh: Founding Director of the UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center,GridWeek Asia 2012 Speaker. Q: What’s your interest in the India Smart Grid market? A: Indian villages can teach us a thing or two about micro-grids. In some rural areas, today one can see homes with a small solar PVC connected to an LED or a fan. Many of these homes and sometimes entire villages are not even on the grid. Their practices may be more sustainable ... Read More »

IEEE Standards Association reiterates commitment to Indian Smart Grid Market

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards setting body within IEEE that has been playing an increased role in Smart Grid Awareness and implementation in India over the last year, today reiterated its commitment to the growing Indian Smart Grid market and announced that it will be an active participant and the Gold sponsor of India’s first ‘GridWeek Asia’. An extension of the annual GridWeek Conference held in Washington D.C, USA, the inaugural GridWeek Asia in India organized by ... Read More »

Power Ministry of India to finalise Rs 5 billion smart grid pilot projects soon

According to reports, the Power Ministry is likely to finalise about eight smart grid technologies-related projects on pilot basis worth nearly Rs 500 crore in two months. The basic idea of a smart grid is to improve overall efficiency of the power sector, especially in transmission and distribution segments, with the aid of information technology. Around 14 state utilities are expected to submit plans for pilot projects related to smart grid technologies this month, a Power Ministry official said. “Once ... Read More »

Indian IT companies can play a major role in next generation smartgrid build out in India

Q&A with Chris Hickman, President and CEO, Innovari  Innovari, Chris Hickman provides the utility-centric vision for the company’s unique value proposition and strategy. Chris has over two decades of utility industry experience – including 13 years of diverse experience within a utility — ranging from power generation to regulation to end-use customer services and technologies. Q: What’s your interest in the India Smart Grid market? A: I believe with the incredible growth the Indian grid will experience over the next ... Read More »

India has the ability to build out cost-effective new smartgrid infrastructure

Q&A with Mark Gabriel Q:  What’s your interest in the India Smart Grid market? A: As U.S. leader in smart grid we provide expertise in the design, development and planning of intelligent infrastructure. And, as the world’s #1 energy and telecom firm and the major player in water infrastructure, we are active in the Indian market. Q:  What do you see as biggest opportunity and reason for modernizing India’s grid? A: India has a growing economy and growing demand. There ... Read More »

India -The Next Smart Grid Frontier: GridWeek Asia explores Smart Grid opportunities in India

India has been referred to as a “SmartGrid pilot” incubator, and it’s pretty clear why. As an emerging economic powerhouse, India is third in the world for SmartGrid investment, and spending on Smart Grid, alone, is anticipated to increase from $1.1 billion today to $1.9 billion by 2015, according to Zpryme Research & Consulting.  While India’s GDP grew 6.9 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the previous quarter — far exceeding U.S. GDP growth of  2  percent during that same period —  there are still more than 400 million people without power in the country. Given average transmission line losses of  50  percent, the ... Read More »

GridWeek Asia-Influential smartgrid gathering to address critical topics for the evolution of India’s grid

Clasma Events and the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) announced that Mr. P. Uma Shankar, Secretary of Power, India Ministry of Power, will keynote GridWeek Asia, 16-18 January 2012 in Mumbai, India. Mr. Shankar is expected to cover the unique challenges faced by India’s electrical infrastructure, given rapid population and GDP growth, and plans for building India’s multi-billion dollar grid with smart, clean, efficient technologies. “In India, having a Smart Grid is not a luxury, but a necessity,” ... Read More »

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