IEEMA Meter division proudly announces the 7th METERING INDIA seminar. METERING INDIA is the benchmark event of the Indian Energy Metering Industry. METERING INDIA, powered by IEEMA, is a biennial event organized in collaboration with various stakeholders in the electricity metering eco-system. In the past decade, this event has not only offered a platform to express diverse perspectives but also served to help power sector utilities address the challenges and issues associated with the absorption of new technologies.
Since 2004, more than 1,700 delegates representing various stakeholder groups have participated in METERING INDIA Seminars. The last edition was attended by over 400 participants representing more than 123 organizations comprising Utilities, Consultants, Franchisees, Institutions, Testing Labs, System Integrators, Regulators, Solution providers and Manufacturers.
METERING INDIA has catered to diversified themes in the past like “Revenue Management” to “IT in Metering for Efficient Power Distribution”, “Smart Indian Dimension”, etc. Today, ‘smart’ features are impacting our lives like never before. The ‘business as usual’ scenario of a few years back has been reinvented by smart devices. The transparency and trust challenges are being answered through technology in every sector. Our lives are flooded with information. The awareness related to resource conservation in every form has taken over our lives like never before. At this juncture, it is imperative for us to take a stock of smartness for sustainability. ‘Metering India 2017… Towards Smart and Sustainable Utilities’ targets to explore the use of ICT to make Indian power utilities more sustainable.
This seminar welcomes global thought processes on making Indian utilities sustainable through the deployment of smart technology. simple and smart business process optimizations, stakeholder involvement and awareness, etc.
Metering India 2017… Towards Smart and Sustainable Utilities
‘We do not inherit earth from our ancestors but we borrow it from our children’ – Moss Henry
Indian power distribution utilities have been recognized as the weakest link in providing 24×7 power for all as they suffer from huge accumulated losses of around Rs 3.8 Lakh crore (March 2015). An average tariff increase of 8% in the last five years has not been effective in improving the situation of unsustainable losses, as the utilities had entered into a vicious cycle of short-term debts to cover operating expenses. The problem assumed such enormous proprtions that it threatened to affect the Indian banking sector. It is imperative for Indian power utilities to be sustainable in order to power other initiatives like Make in India, Digital India, etc.
METERING INDIA 2017 aims to act as a confluence for all the themes around smart metering like communication technologies, demand-side management, the renewed role of IT infra, sustainable business processes etc. to make the power distribution utilities sustainable. Metering is the most important aspect of the power distribution system as it is the focal point to generate revenues. With the advent of distributed generation the role of electricity consumers is also changing — they are not just passive stake-holders but an important link in the power delivery system. Metering being the window of interaction between the consumers and utilities is a vital trust building entity. Trust and transparency are the foundations of a sustainable business environment.
This seminar offers a platform for technologies in metering, renewable integration, energy efficiency enhancement, last mile connectivity, demand side management, smart devices and information technology to showcase their latest trends contributing towards sustainability.
The seminar also aims on voicing the opinions on global best practices in contract management, envisaging programs as value delivery tools by breaking the silos, gaps in standards and regulations and expectations from various stake-holders.
The metering industry in India has matured since its inception five decades ago and is pledged to hand-hold the utilities in this hour of crisis. In partnership with all the stakeholders, the metering industry is poised to take on this challenging journey of making the Indian utilities smart and sustainable.
We aim to gather a cross-section of knowledge from stake-holders under a single umbrella and channelize all the efforts in the direction of building a sustainable and inclusive future that is beneficial for all.
The 2017 edition of METERING INDIA Seminar is being organised keeping these objectives in view. It will be of interest to participants from:
- Energy Service Companies
- Electricity Tariff Regulators
- Testing Institutes
- Utility Service Providers
- Academic and Research Institutes
- Building Sector
- Industrial Sector
- Solar and Wind Farm Equipment manufacturers
- Captive Power generators
- Power Traders
- AMI solution providers and System Integrators
Manufacturers of Energy meters
Theme: Metering India 2017…towards smart and sustainable utilities
The above-mentioned theme has been selected to provide deeper insights into the topics that are of utmost importance not only in the current scenario, but also to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of a billion Indians.
Papers in the following areas are invited from learned authors. The main topics mentioned below are suggestive and not restrictive. Papers on subjects related to the theme of the seminar will be encouraged
- Empowering Consumers
- Smart Meters and Smart Networks
- Renewable Integration
- Indian Drivers for Smart Metering
- Green Energy
- Metering Applications beyond Utility
- Data Analytics & Management
- Learning from Smart Grid implementation — Indian journey so far
- Roll Outs and Road Blocks
- Communication, Infrastructure and Technology
- Infrastructure Readiness
- Demand Response
- Smart Grid-Utility Perspective
- AMI Readiness in India
- Making Utilities Sustainable (Through Technological, Financial, Social, Environmental and Managerial Aspects)
- Meter beyond Metering.
Invitation for Papers
Papers for presentation and deliberations at the seminar are invited on aforementioned topics. Interested authors are requested to submit their paper(s) as per following timelines:
- Last date of submission of full length papers from authors: 31st January 2017
The length of the paper should generally not exceed six pages, including figures in the format that would be provided to the authors as standard guidelines. The papers will be scrutinized by the Seminar Committee for final acceptance and inclusion in the Seminar. Intimation of acceptance will be given to the authors by 20th January 2017.
The official language of the Seminar is ENGLISH.
Authors can log on to events.ieema.org/meteringindia for registering and submitting their papers online.
Papers presented previously in any Seminar/Conference or published in any Journal in India are not acceptable. The authors are required to give a declaration to this effect. While the Principal Author would be exempted from payment of any participation fee, all co-authors will have to register as delegates by paying the delegate fee.
Trade name(s) or Brand name(s0 of any particular product or service are not to be highlighted or promoted in any form. While critical reviews and analysis may be included, the paper should not be critical of any product, process, service, technology or performance in particular.
Best Paper Awards
To motivate presentation of quality papers, two best papers will be recognized through cash awards. A panel of experts would judge the papers on various parameters, such as:
- Novelty of subject (disclosure of new methods, process, design philosophy. etc.)
- Activity undertaken (Amount of original work, experimentation, practical case studies, R&D work, etc.)
- Any future activities suggested
- Clarity, method of written text and presentation skills
- Relevance to theme
METERING INDIA Seminars are organized by IEEMA, the representative national organization of manufacturers of electrical, professional electronics and allied equipment in India. IEEMA undertakes various activities for the benefit of the electrical industry and its users, major ones being dissemination of information such as production statistics, government policy changes; representing the industry’s views to the government; evolving price variation clauses covering a wide range of products and evolving of industry standards; training, etc. IEEMA has started new activities like International Cooperation, Export Promotion, Energy Conservation, Quality and promotion of “Made in India” brand etc., to further help members improve business globally. IEEMA also works with the Ministry of Power, Government of India on Power Development and Reforms Programmes. IEEMA publishes a popular monthly journal, IEEMA Journal, which is devoted to techno-commercial aspects of the industry and utilities. IEEMA provides a forum for discussion on technical and commercial matters.
IEEMA also organizes ELECRAMA Exhibitions, the largest exhibition of electrical, industrial electronics and allied products in the world.
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