The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will be holding a two-day workshop in Mumbai, India that will provide a forum for U.S and Indian industry and policymakers to discuss technical, commercial, regulatory and policy aspects of energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency implementation, including how to work together to move projects forward. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages all interested stakeholders to respond.
Through this effort, a workshop will give U.S. and Indian power sector stakeholders a chance to better understand how U.S. grid modernization, energy storage, energy efficiency and renewable energy integration solutions can support India's efforts to meet increasing energy demand across the country. The activities will also highlight regulatory policies and best practices and financing mechanisms to spur increased investment in cutting edge technologies in India that already are transforming energy distribution globally.
India's power sector has grown by 5.5% per year over the past decade, recently passing Russia to become the world's third largest electricity producer. Fueled by unprecedented economic activity and an expanding middle class demanding a reliable power supply, this growth is expected to continue. In the face of a significant power generation gap, Indian utilities are looking for solutions to provide secure electricity supply, while reducing transmission and distribution losses and lessening its carbon footprint. U.S. energy storage and smart grid technologies can help the country achieve these goals.
Smart grid automation solutions, such as advanced metering infrastructure and distribution automation, offer Indian consumers greater reliability of their power supply. Likewise, energy storage systems help reduce the impact of variable renewable energy resources on the grid, improve system reliability and efficiency, and can transform the way energy is delivered and consumed in the Indian market. Energy storage and smart grid technologies will facilitate the development of India's power sector, presenting export opportunities for U.S. companies. See the sponsor sheet.
The workshop registration fee of $100 includes a handbook and all meals. More information and the agenda is available at: www.usindiaenergyworkshop.com.