The Konnect North East & Beyond Summit focusing on Capacity Building for Power Sector in NE States and Exhibition held at Guwahati. IEEMA also held a work shop titled emPOWERing Make In India with the Utilities of NE States and IEEMA top officials. The focus here was on the stakes of the Industry and facilitation by State Government for Make In India.
The key areas brought to focus –
- Domestic Hydro-Power boost in North Eastern States, where IEEMA can collaborate to bring in technology through its 800+ members across the power value chain
- Domestic manufacturing capabilities versus cheap imported equipment from non-market economy
- Responsible role of Utilities to adopt Technology and Standards of Specifications
- Capacity Building
- Standard Bidding Documents
Inaugurated by Shri Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary Power, Government of India. The key dignitaries present were Shri K V Eapen, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary Planning Development, Government of Assam, Shri Uma Shankar, former Secretary Power, Government of India. Also present at the occasion was Shri. R. L. Baruah, MD, Assam Power Distribution Company were The top officials from IEEMA included Shri Vishnu Agarwal , President – IEEMA, Shri Babu Babel, Vice President IEEMA, Shri Sunil Misra, Director General IEEMA and Shri Harish Agarwal, Convener for Konnect North East & Beyond Summit. Around 80 exhibitors showcased technologies and product solutions in the low, medium and high voltage segment. The Exhibiton was inaugurated by Shri Tanga Byaling, Minister of Home, Power and Non-Conventional Source of Energy, Arunachal Pradesh