IndiaCore Presents

Conference on Planning and Operation of Reliable Distribution Systems
April 15- 16, 2004; Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. INDIA

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IndiaCore is pleased to announce that the Conference- 'DISTRIBUTION INDIA 1- Planning and Operation of Reliable Distribution Systems’ was a tremendous success. It was attended by more than 300 senior most stake holders from the power industry, with 20 key note speakers and over 20 technical papers spread across two days of innovative conference sessions.

We wish to thank all the speakers, participants, the sponsoring organisations and our partnering organisations for their support and active participation in this important event. Your participation contributed enormously in making the conference a great success.

International Conference- Distribution India 2

The second in the biennial series- 'Distribution India 2' is tentatively scheduled in April 2007. The dates will be announced shortly. We look forward to your participation in the 2nd edition of this highly successful series of biennial Conferences. If you would like to be informed about the dates and the details of Distribution India 2, please join our mailing list.

Conference Proceedings

More than 20 key note addresses were delivered during the two days. Over 20 technical papers from senior industry professionals, academicians and other stake holders were accepted for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.

We are pleased to inform that the Conference Proceedings are available in a print volume as well as in a CD. 

The Proceedings are free for any full conference attendee. Non conference attendees can purchase the proceedings. For further details and ordering, please click here.

Conference Background

An Indispensable Opportunity

India is recognized as one of the most promising market for electrical energy with an estimated demand growth rate of 7.1% annually. To sustain its economic growth, the present installed capacity in India needs to be doubled by 2012 i.e. an additional 100,000 MW. To assure an adequate, quality & competitively priced power supply, modern transmission & distribution system are required at a very huge cost. The distribution losses are very high in India and the electricity distribution system warrants a thorough review. Power delivery systems with attendant nuances of Meter to Money (M2M) and reliable & quality supply of power are undoubtedly the most critical managerial challenges.

The Government of India has initiated several measures to reform the power sector. The Electricity Act 2003 has been widely welcomed and the Indian Power Sector is poised to enter a radically different environment. In this new environment, when the industry structures are getting realigned, various entities like the private sector players, the government, the PSUs, the State Electricity Boards (SEBs), the lenders etc, need to redefine their roles and business strategies. As a result of this transformation, new business avenues are opening up for existing as well as new entities. These opportunities could be in diverse areas and this change calls for new and innovative approaches to address the emerging issues.

At the threshold of a major transformation, our initiative of organizing the conference provided a neutral platform for various players, to gain foresight into the emerging scenario, explore business opportunities and to actively participate & provide direction to this evolutionary process.

Conference Highlights

• Unparalleled opportunity to meet, interact & network with industry leaders, senior most decision makers from the government, public & private sector
• Two days full of informative & innovative conference sessions, and many networking opportunities
• Senior decision makers from the power sector involved in the organisation of the Conference. For details refer to Program Committee.
• Some of the Speakers & participants included:
- Mr R V Shahi, Secretary (Power), Government of India
- Mr Arvind Jadhav, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
- Mr Ajay Shankar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
- Mr H L Bajaj, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, Government of India
- Mr R P Singh, CMD, Power Grid Corp of India Ltd
- Mr Surya P Sethi, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission
- Mr T S Sridhar, Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board
- Mr Firdose Vandrevala, MD, Tata Power Company Ltd
- Mr Jagdish Sagar, Former Chairman, Delhi Transco Limited
- Mr K Jothiramalingam, Managing Director, KPCL
- Mr Dinesh Kumar, CMD, Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited
- Mr C V J Varma, Secretary General, Council of Power Utlilities
- Mr Awanish Kr Awasth, Managing Director, Paschimanchal Vidyut Nigam Ltd
- Mr P Neogi, CEO, Noida Power Co
- Mr Anil Kr Sardana, Chief Executive Officer, North Delhi Power Limited
- Dr Ashok Manglick, TRANSGRID, Australia
- Dr M V Krishana Rao, Director, Global Energy Consulting Engineering Pvt Ltd Hyderabad
- Mr A K Sah, Former CMD, NTPC and Chairman, Premier Mott Mac Donald
- Mr Akhil Pandey, Head of the Group- IT, North Delhi Power Limited
- Mr Amit Kapur, J Sagar & Associates
- Mr C Ram Mohan Rao, Director (HRD, P&MM), Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Co Ltd
- Mr Gautam Ghosh, Noida Power Company Limited
- Mr J P Chalasani, Director (Business Development), Reliance Energy Limited
- Mr K K Sinha, Director (HR), NTPC
- Mr Sanjeev Aggarwal, CRISIL
- Mr Murli Ranganathan, Executive Director, Ahmedabad Electricity Corporation
- Mr K Ramanathan, Former Member, CEA & Senior Adviser, TERI
- Mr Mata Prasad, Distinguished Member, CIGRE & Former Advisor, ABB
- Mr N K Mathur, Former Secretary (Communication), Government of India
- Mr R C Gupta, Vice President, Desein P Ltd
- Mr R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons Limited
- Mr V K Parashar, Executive Director, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
- Mr R K Narayan, Senior Adviser, NDPL & Former CMD, Power Grid Corporation & UP Power Corporation
- Dr Prem Kumar Kalra, Dean RPG, IIT- Kanpur
- Mr Sumit Bannerjee, Mercer
- Mr Y H Malegam, SB Billimoria & Co
- Mr S.K.Anand, Member- Distribution, PSEB

• Several leading players participated including ABB Ltd; ADCC Infocad Pvt Ltd; AES India; Ahmedabad Electricity Corporation; Alstom Limited; Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL); Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission; BEST Undertaking; Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd; BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd; BSES Yamuna Power Ltd; Calcutta Electric Supply Company (CESC) Ltd; Central Electricity Authority; CPRI; CRISIL; Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh; Delhi Control Devices Pvt Ltd; Delhi Transco Limited; Desein Private Limited; Edelweiss Capital Limited; Eicher Corporation; eMerge Software Pvt Ltd; Energy Management Centre, KSEB; ERDA- Vadodara; Gangtok - Shillong and South Asia Regional Water Supply and Sanitation Program; Global Energy Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd; iBilt Technologies; IFFCO; IIT Kanpur; Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur; International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad; J Sagar & Associates; Kanohar Electricals Limited; KLG Systel Limited; KPCL; Marsh Crisis Consulting, USA; Mercer HR Consulting, LLC; Ministry of Power, Government of India; Mott Mcdonald; MSPL Limited; MTE Services (P) Ltd; National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX); National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd; NCC Softech; NDMC; Neyveli Lignite Corporation; Noida Power Co. Ltd; North Delhi Power Limited; OCL India Limited; Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd; Phoenix IT Solutions Limited; Planning Commission; Power Finance Corporation Ltd; Power Grid Corporation of India Limited; Premier Mott Mac Donald; Punjab State Electricity Board; RajaramBapu Institute of Technology; Reliance Energy Limited; SB Billimoria & Co; SBI CAPS; Secure Meters Ltd; Shivaji University; Southern California Edison Co; Spectramind eService Pvt Ltd; Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board; Tata Power Company Ltd; Tata Sons Limited; Taurus Instrument Pvt Ltd; Taurus Technologies Inc; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); The Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE); Transgrid- Australia; University of British Columbia, Canada; University Of Hyderabad; UPSEB; Vijai Electricals; WBPDC etc and many more..


• Distribution System Reforms
• Impact of Electricity Act 2003 on Power Supply Industry
• Benchmarking for Reliability, Quality of Service, Upgradation & Cost
• Lessons of Corporatisation & Privatisation- Gains and Pains
• Distribution System Optimisation
• Planning for Efficiency, Adequacy and Security
• GIS Mapping and Customer Indexing
• Energy Auditing and Accounting
• Customer Services
• Automation: Scada, Information Links, Universal Communication Architecture, On- line Data Transmission and Retrieval
• Utility- Customer Interface: Trouble Call Management, Call-Center Operation and Complaints Redressal
• Role of IT and Communication Protocol in Consumer Services
• Regulatory and Legal Issues
• Legal Framework: Rights and Obligations of Utility and Customer
• Tariff Issues, Subsidy, Cross Subsidy and Economics as affecting the Distribution Business
• Taxation and Duties
• Organisational Structure
• Decentralization of Responsibilities with Authority and Accountability
• Franchisees in Rural and Suburban Areas
• Personnel Training and Job Satisfaction
• Distribution System Management
• Metering, Billing, Revenue Realisation and Resource Mobilisation
• Asset and Inventory Management
• Risk and Disaster Management


Sponsored By

KLG Systel Limited
North Delhi Power Limited
Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd


The Institution of Electrical Engineers
Global Energy Consulting Engineers

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