With an aim to encourage the power industry and to improve reliability in energy delivery and enhance energy efficiency while promoting technical loss reduction for sustainable development, International Copper Association India (ICA India), in association with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Indian Transformer Manufacturer’s Association (ITMA) organised a seminar on “Reliability and Energy Efficiency in Distribution Transformers and other related issues” in Mumbai. The objective of the seminar was to promote development in India by spreading awareness among power utilities and manufacturers in Maharashtra to adopt energy efficient distribution transformers.
Chandrashekhar Krishnarao Bawankule, Hon’ble Minister of Energy, New and Renewable Energy, Government of Maharashtra, said, “Distribution spending is one of the largest costs for most utilities. It also is a cause of concern as network increases day by day along with the increasing power demand. Utilities are constantly looking forward to increase productivity in the distribution system. Seminars like these enlighten awareness on quality, reliability and energy efficiency in Distribution Transformers.”
Addressing the delegates, Mayur Karmarkar, Regional Director Sustainable Energy, ICA India gave the welcome speech on the immediate need for energy efficient alternatives and how distribution transformers like pumps and motors are key equipment used in the electricity sector for energy delivery and have a huge role to play both in terms of reliable energy distribution as well as efficient energy access.
Manas Kundu, Director, Energy Solutions, ICA India, said, “We at ICA India are working towards a common national goal of providing continuous quality power supply to the consumers. Through such seminars, we aim at helping the industry to gain mindfulness and adopt new technology advancements thereby increasing skill knowledge.”
Manas Kundu adds, “At the same time, we hope that such platforms aid dialogue between users such as utilities, OEMs, testing agencies, standard-making bodies, so that issues can be resolved harmoniously towards the betterment of DT ecosystem in the country. This will not only enhance the quality and reliability in supply but would consequently promote energy efficiency towards sustainable development in the country.”