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01 Nov 2018 -National Tata Power Hosts the 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet, 2018

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility hosted the 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet, 2018 today in Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary – Energy, Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power and Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). It aimed at capturing the best practices in the Distribution sector in India and overseas along with adoption of future technologies and the upcoming challenges in the power sector.

The event focused on how the 21st century electric grid is witnessing several disruptive changes and how traditional boundaries between Generation, Transmission and Distribution are fast disappearing and the grid is evolving as an integrated grid. It also discussed about how Smart Grids are emerging as the critical enabling infrastructure for all flagship Government of India (GoI) programs such as 24x7 Power for All, 100 Smart Cities, 175 GW of Renewable Energy by 2022, National Mission on Electric Mobility with a target of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles by 2022, Smart metering for all electricity customers on fast track etc.

Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power said, “It is our pleasure to host the Distribution Utility Meet 2018. We are honoured to represent a unified voice to influence the Discom community, and leverage each other’s experiences for successful nationwide smart grid roll out. Convergence of both Electrical and Information Technology coupled with Communication Technology is changing the landscape of power sector today. Technology advancement has transformed the Indian power sector so much so that individuals can now produce power locally than have large power stations to supply power to cities & villages. Therefore, it is necessary for all utilities to gear up for this transformation, to become the backbone of the power sector and provide quality services to the consumers. ”

Tata Mumbai Distribution

Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company’s view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power Mumbai is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

  • Know Your Consumption, a recently launched service provides the Consumers to view power consumption for any given month, day and hour at the click of a button, thus helping them have a better understanding of their electricity usage patterns and take corrective measures to reduce their power bill. Offered to residential, commercial and industrial consumers of Tata Power who are on Automated Meter Reading (AMR) mechanism.
  • The Company through its digital initiatives offers a suite of services like payment of bills at the time of meter-reading, consumer service over WhatsApp and online support services like Tina, the voice-based chatbot powered by Google that was launched earlier this year

Tata Power Delhi Distribution

Serves a population of 7 million with a registered consumer base of 1.64 million and a peak load of around 1967 MW (recorded in July 2018), thereby distributing electricity in North and North West Delhi with operations spanning across an area of 510 sq. kms.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited has won several accolades for its pioneering efforts in transforming the power distribution scene in its licensed area both at the national and international levels. It has been conferred with the ‘National Award for Meritorious Performance’ thrice by the Ministry of Power, Government of India for outstanding performance in power distribution.

To ensure reliable power supply and to provide best in class service to its consumers, Tata Power–DDL has implemented several world class technologies such as Advance Distribution Management system (ADMS) which is designed to replace the conventional SCADA-DMS-OMS system with features like real time integration of Smart Meter Data / Distributed Generation integration and single data model from GIS, Integrated Geographical Information System (GIS) for instant services, Automated Demand Response (ADR), Smart Street Light Management system, Field Force Automation, Upgraded Network, Integrated Toll Free Helpline No. etc.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com.

About India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF):

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) was established as a Public Private Partnership initiative of Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India for accelerated development of Smart Grid Technologies in the Indian power sector. With 180+ members comprising of ministries, utilities, technology providers, academia and research, ISGF has evolved as a think-tank of global repute on smart grids and smart cities. With Government of India’s focus on smart cities, ISGF has expanded its activities to cover water distribution, city gas distribution, e-mobility and other domains of smart cities.