The Indian government’s campaign to provide “Power for all” by 2012 will depend on the successful implementation of new, “smart” technologies by the country’s utilities to meet their local needs.  So-called “smart” technologies and strategies are necessary for India’s increasing energy demand and to curb high electricity losses and the Metering, Billing/CRM India conference and exhibition in November will create a platform for utilities and suppliers to find solutions together.  The theme is:  “Transforming the power utility with smart meter and grid technologies.”

Says conference director Christa Robijn:  “Metering, Billing/CRM India 2009 is perfectly timed for India’s current energy needs and the government’s vision to provide all regions with electricity.  We are creating the unique opportunity for utilities, regulators, industry experts and international technology providers to network and discuss the smartest solutions available.”

Some of the programme workshop highlights:

•    Update on APDRP II - 2nd stage of the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRPII). Under APDRP-II, performing power utilities would be reimbursed 50 percent of the project cost as grant for reducing aggregate technical and commercial (ATC) losses to 15 percent within five years.
•    AMR technologies to suit local needs
•    Meter interoperability, standards and protocols
•    The business case for the smart grid
•    Decreasing losses and improving revenue protection
•    International case studies on Advanced Metering Infrastructure

“In the light of the huge technology leap that India is about to make, we are pleased to have BSES as the host utility of the Metering, Billing/CRM India conference and exhibition 2009”, says Christa Robijn.  “The Delhi-based utility is known as a successful model and example of a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and has achieved enormous success in the power sector reforms process.   Mr Arun Kachan, the CEO of BSES, is to be congratulated on recognising the perfect synergy between a progressive utility and our high-tech solutions-driven event”.
For more information on Metering, Billing/CRM India conference and Exhibition 2009 go to the event website:  www.metering-india.com

For more information, for media accreditation or interviews with speakers contact:
Conference Producer:  Christa Robijn
Email:  christa.robijn@spintelligent.com
Tel:  +27 21 700 3500 EXT: 3561
Fax: +27 21 700 3501
Web:  www.metering-india.com
Conference location:
 Delhi, India
ENDS