Reena Suri

Executive Director India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

9:10 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Maintaining Relevance in the Decentralised, Decarbonised and Digitised Energy Ecosystem: The Evolving Role Of Utilities

The energy market is transforming with developments in distributed energy resource utilisation, microgrids (both remote and grid-tied), stand-alone power systems, electric vehicles, hydrogen, and storage innovations. Utilities are central to this change and are assessing the challenges and opportunities it represents, in particular around customer outcomes. Now is a critical time to consider what the impacts of this will look like as policy and regulation are evolving daily. This executive panel will bring together industry leaders to provide their insights into the changing ecosystem.

  • The evolving nature of the NEM, the WEM, and the role of the utility
  • The impact on the energy economy in Australia
  • A renewable future – are we keeping up?
  • The changing role of the utility and structure of the business model
  • Drawing simultaneous value for utility, customer & community

10:10 AM India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF): India’s Journey Transitioning into a Smart and Integrated Power Grid

When it comes to electrifying remote and disconnected areas, India is a fantastic case study which demonstrates the possibilities offered by microgrids. In this session, ISGF shares the journey to acheiveing a smarted and more integrated grid which also achieves the government electrification target of 175GW of renewable energy by 2022.

  • The Indian context: Smart grids and policy alignment
  • The government target of 175GW of Renewable Energy by 2022
  • The smart grid roadmap and update regarding projects
  • Reducing technical and commercial and losses through smart grid implementation
  • Next steps: Automatic meter infrastructure and electric mobility plans

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Reena.

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