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Baroness Verma to address World Utility Summit

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Baroness Sandip Verma attending an event in India (File)

Baroness Sandip Verma,  Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, will address the World Utility Summit in Bengaluru on 14-16 February

Baroness Sandip Verma attending an event in India (File)
Baroness Sandip Verma attending an event in India (File)

World Utility Summit will be attended by CXOs of utilities, energy efficiency bodies, standards organisations, regulators, finance professionals and policy makers from around the world. This event would be on the sidelines of ELECRAMA-2016, the world’s largest electrical transmission and distribution industry exhibition.

Baroness Verma will be the Keynote Speaker. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Indian Railway Minister, Mr Anil Swarup, Secretary, Minister of Coal, Mr. S Gurumurthy, Prof Dr. Ad Van Wijk, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands,  Mr. Cherif Seye, African Development Bank,  Ms. Christine Richards, Zpryme, USA etc were attending.

The summit will discuss the optimal utilisaation of resource. It is one way to reduce carbon emission, achieve equitable power for all and adaptability to changing customer demands, for doing so it is imperative for utilities to come together to remodel and upshift to the next generation to be swifter, more agile, efficient and creative to explore new business models and services co-created with all stakeholders.

For a world that’s moving towards an integrated approach to find solutions for energy & infrastructure issues, the power utilities continue to operate in their regional silos. They are seldom interconnected except in some regional and global technical forums. There seems to be a pertinent need to find common ground and agendas for the addressing big challenges arising out of evolving changes. The time has come for the power utilities to come together to re-invent, remodel and upshift to the next generation.

World Utility Summit is a pioneering thought leadership forum, attempts to set the agenda for the future, actively playing the role of a key enabler for the eco-system, to develop optimal solutions, technology & products. It will be the first step in the long journey to creating integrated, sustainable utilities of the future.