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Digitisation has been at the forefront of power sector for the past decade in India. Evidently, the stakeholders in the electricity value chain have been investing considerably in the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance efficiency.
A Mechanical Engineer by qualification, Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC and has worked at various levels in both Indian and multi-national companies such as Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES.
While India is making steady headway on the transmission front and the sector has witnessed commendable growth over the last few years with substantial capacity additions, the distribution or last mile connectivity is still a concern in India.
Bijal Ashokbhai Shah, IAS, Managing Director, Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited, aged 49, holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and an additional degree in Law.
The wires and cables industry has moved on from being the small industry it was 20 years back, to a very large industry over the last decade. Predominantly providing challenging opportunities in the field of manufacturing, supply chain and procurement, India as a market, is gaining importance in this industry.
Under-utilised capacities require to be substantiated with demand
LT and HT cables form a major part of our business, which is highly price sensitive and focus is on being competitive. Here, producing good quality cables that meet standards is a challenge and the focus will need to be lean manufacturing and tighter process control.
We are migrating to higher transmission voltage
There is a paradox with regards to the pace and quantum of growth in transmission and distribution as compared to growth in generation, as although progress is happening on the transmission front, the current transmission infrastructure is highly inadequate and imbalanced.
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Sinha has nearly 31 years of experience in developing and setting up of Greenfield and Brownfield power plants in India and abroad, and has currently been successfully running Tata Power Delhi as its MD.