Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA) signed a MoU with Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVVNL) on February 1, 2019 for setting up of a testing laboratory at PVVNL Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh. This site testing laboratory shall be equipped with routine and acceptance testing facility of major electrical distribution equipment e.g. distribution transformer, instrument transformer, energy meter, insulator, cable etc. PVVNL and other U.P. DISCOMs shall be using this facility for acceptance testing of equipment purchased by them to ensure its quality assurance. In future, other state government distribution companies may also avail this facility. Inauguration of this site laboratory was performed by Shrikant Sharma, Minister of Energy Government of Uttar Pradesh in the presence of Ashutosh Niranjan, Managing Director, PVVNL and Hitesh Karandikar, Director, ERDA at an official function at PVVNL headquarter at Meerut on 1st February 2019.
Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), established in 1974, is a non-profit professional organisation registered under Society’s act and Public Trust formed under the Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra, was promoted by the electrical industries and some utilities with support from Government of India through CSIR and grant given by the Government of Gujarat. ERDA’s technical operation is conducted out of its head office located in Makarpura, Vadodara and regional laboratories at Rabale, Navi Mumbai [West], Gurugram [North] and Rajahmundry [South], as well as site laboratories at UGVCL, Narol and MPPKVVCL, Jabalpur.