Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inaugural GridWeek Asia to be held in India

GridWeek, which is probably the largest and the diverse Smart Grid gathering in the world, is set to organize its extension "GridWeek Asia"  starting from January 2012, announced by its organizer Clasma Events. According  to Clasma Events and its partner IEEMA (Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association), the first event is going to be held on January 18-20, 2012 in Mumbai India in conjuction with ELECRAMA 2012( A flagship event of IEEMA). The President and CEO of Clasma Events quoted, " GridWeek Asia will be the most influential international gathering of Smart Grid players in Asia." The hosting of GridWeek's first event in India signifies the importance of the country in Smart Grid domain. He further noted, Given the rapid growth of India, and the opportunities they have to build a Smart Grid infrastructure from the ground up, there's no better time for a meeting of Smart Grid minds in India."

India is in unique position as it is still building its majority of electrical infrastructure and thus will able to leverage the maximum benefits of Smart Grids. Smart Grid will not just help reduce theft, but also improve the network efficiency, consumer efficiency, and will be able utilize disperse energy resources like wind and solar to its optimum capacity. The country, which has 175,000 MW of installed capacity and is going to add 100,000 MW in next 6 years represent over $400 billion opportunity in building energy infrastructure. Additionally, the National Solar Mission is going to add 20,000 MW of solar energy in next 10 years. 

Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) is the apex association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment in India. Founded in 1948, IEEMA has over 750 member organisations encompassing the complete value chain in power generation, transmission and distribution. Its membership base, ranging from public sector enterprises, multinational companies to small and medium companies, gives IEEMA a truly national representative character. IEEMA members represent a combined annual turnover in excess of US$25 billion and have contributed to more than 90% of the power equipment installed in India

ELECRAMA is IEEMA's flagship event, and today is one of the largest tradeshows in the world focused on Transmission & Distribution equipment, solutions and services. With an anticipated 125,000 visitor footfalls and 1,000+ exhibitors anticipated in 2012, this event provides an ideal partnership venue for a major international Smart Grid conference to bring Smart Grid leaders and discussion to the doorstep of India's massive opportunity.

Clasma Events, Inc. is a global event company specializing in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion. Clasma provides a stage for collaboration and cooperation among industry thought leaders at the forefront of the smart energy movement. Focusing on Smart Grid, connectivity, and the new energy economy, Clasma's major events include ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, and

GridWeek is the only event with a proven history of attracting the complete diversity of global Smart Grid stakeholders to define strategies for energy business, policy, and solutions. Since the first GridWeek in 2007 (organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and other key industry players), GridWeek has become the most prominent strategic gathering of Smart Grid minds, creating a forum to address the most relevant industry topics and set the agenda for Smart Grid advancement.


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