Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India, Anant Geete promises full-fledged support to ELECRAMA
Bengaluru, 16th February, 2016: Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India, Shri Anant Geete inaugurated the International T&D Conclave today during ELECRAMA 2016. The theme of the conclave is Technology & Demand. The focus areas of discussion are challenges faced in integrating renewable energy with the main grid and how to reduce distribution losses. Post the Conclave; IEEMA will submit a white paper to the Government of India, outlining a viable plan of action for the Government and the Industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India, Shri Anant Geete said, “Through ELECRAMA 2016, the electrical industry is showcasing the future of innovative technologies in electrical sector. I thank IEEMA for such an initiative and the ministry will provide full-fledged support to IEEMA endeavors. Some of our public sector enterprises are facing tough competition from Chinese manufacturers. There is pressure on BHEL, there is pressure on steel companies. The public sector can compete with China only when we empower their managements to take the appropriate decision for growth of their organization. Moreover, I want to assure the Indian electrical industry and IEEMA that I will take the leadership to resolve the challenges of the industry.”
Vijay Karia, Vice Chairman, ELECRAMA 2016 added “When we talk about technology and demand automatically all the issues that we are facing today, in terms of losses and its reach to the end customer gets addressed in a large way. The International T&D Conclave is focused in bringing value first to the country as a whole. As there is no single platform where these issues faced by the various states are being discussed.”
The panel consisted of eminent International and Indian experts from the respective domains. The Conclave offers an opportunity for the Industry to understand how they need to structure themselves to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It is an opportunity for the Utilities and the professionals from power sector to know where the latest technologies are going worldwide.