Publisher’s letter

The Indian power sector has been rapidly evolving and has witnessed significant transformations in recent times. Today, almost each and every village in the country is claimed to be electrified thanks to the government’s Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) that was envisaged to connect 18,452 villages to the electricity grid. Further, power to all rural households and poor urban households is envisaged under the Saubhagya scheme. The Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) that was launched to safeguard the distribution companies (DISCOMs) has been a turnaround scheme for many utilities. Also, the government has focused on expansion of the country’s transmission and distribution network with significantly higher investments than previous Five-Year Plans. Most importantly, the government’s commitment towards generating 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 has put India’s energy sector in growth orbit.

All these “ambitious but deliverable” targets are adding new challenges for distribution network. Experts believe that these challenges can only be overcome with the amalgamation of electrical equipment and digital network technology. DistribuELEC 2019, the mega event on the power distribution sector, will exhibit the power of this collaboration. Electrical India, being the media partner, will be present at this event. We look forward to see you there. Till then, happy reading.

Publisher & Editor-In-Chief