'Elecrama brings together suppliers, consultants and industry experts'
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Gautam Seth, Joint Managing Director, HPL Electric & Power Ltd<br />
What is your contribution in developing R&D ability specifically in smart energy areas?</span> <br />
Our research and development (R&D) teams are constantly working towards designing and developing integrated solutions focused on the smart energy efficient products catering to the Smart Cities initiative by the government. We believe that our R&D capabilities have enabled us to stay abreast of technological developments in the electric equipment industry. We have established two in-house R&D centres, one each at Kundli and Gurgaon, Haryana. Our R&D efforts include design and development of all types of energy metering solutions, including interactive communication between metering devices and metering infrastructure that includes automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), prepayment metering solutions, solar net metering solutions, smart meters with two-way communication and a complete range DLMS compliant meters, amongst others, and technologies and solutions that allow for active monitoring of energy consumption for electric equipment. For instance, we have developed a street lighting system that helps in saving manpower through automatic settings for sunset and sunrise timings and remote energy metering and dimming of such lights during off-peak hours to save energy.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">How do you plan to leverage mega expo·Elecrama?</span><br />
Elecrama provides a platform to showcase our product offerings and experience of products and technology in electrical equipment and manufacturing space. It is also a meeting place for the suppliers, consultants and industry experts. Our experience over the last few years has been motivating. The relevant people from different states and power utilities also gather to witness technological developments, as it is one of the best places to reach the end consumer.<br />
It layers the relevant audience for our products and gives extra mileage in the right segment at the right place. This year, we plan to introduce our smart and prepaid meters, solar specialty cables and distribution boxes, energy-efficient lighting products, switchgears range and our MCB range 'Osafe'.<br />