350+ Utility Officers Converge at Distribution Utility Meet 2019 in New Delhi

India’s leading Electricity and Gas Utilities join hands to discuss collaborative growth and best practices during DUM 2019

Distribution Utility Meet (DUM) 2019 provides a unified voice to influence and enable the DISCOM community to leverage each other’s experiences for successful nationwide smart grid roll outs and to bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Leading Electric Utilities gathered at DUM 2019 and shared their experiences in Grid Modernization. This was the third edition of DUM 2019, held on 07 – 08 November 2019 in New Delhi, hosted by BSES Rajdhani Power Company Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Company Limited, Tata Power – DDL and Tata Power Mumbai.

DUM 2019 was inaugurated by Shatrujeet Singh Kapur, CMD, UHBVN & DHBVN. Other dignitaries addressed the audience included PR Kumar, CEO, BSES Yamuna Power Company Limited; Ganesh Shrinivasan, Chief Corp Operations – T&D, Tata Power Ltd.; Amal Singha, CEO, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and Jean Michael, Director, Florence School of Regulations. DUM 2019 was attended by more than 350 Utility Officials from 45+ Indian Utilities. International Utilities such as KEPCO, ENEL, EDF State Grid of China and Nepal Electricity Authority were present in the conference. DUM 2019 addressed themes such as New Programs and Projects for 24×7 Quality Power, Sustainability of DISCOMs, Special Session with City Gas Distribution Utilities, Grid Integration of DER and EVs, New Technologies and New Challenges, Utility Enablement in the Digital Era and Voice of the Customer in the Digital Era.

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) has been organizing Distribution Utility Meet (DUM) since 2017.The first edition of DUM in 2017 was hosted by Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) in November 2017 in Bangalore and the second edition was hosted by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power – DDL) and Tata Power Mumbai Mumbai in November 2018. Further details will be available at www.dumindia.in

Mr. Reji Pilliai, President, ISGF said that “The Story of Haryana Discom’s turn around in last 3 years is very inspiring for other state government owned Discoms in India. From a loss of over Rs. 2200 Crore in 2015, the Haryana Discom’s have made a profit of Rs. 400 Crore in 2018. This was made possible by the management team with focus and dedication who were allowed to execute the plan without political interference. The CMD of the Haryana Discom’s is the same for last 4 years. This is an excellent example that there should be a stable leadership in Discom’s. Distribution Utility Meet has emerged as a unified platform of the Discom’s in the country to voice their concerns about common issues as well as learn from each other in their grid modernization journey”



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