Elecrama 2016 Special
Elecrama 2016 was inaugurated on February 13, 2016 at the hands of Union minister of state for power Piyush Goyal in the presence of other dignitaries. he 12th edition of ELECRAMA, the world’s largest transmission and distribution exhibition was a power packed event, which was held at BIEC, Bengaluru from February 13-17, 2016. The event witnessed the presence of who’s who in the power industry both domestic and international. The five-day international flagship event of IEEMA was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power Coal, New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, in the presence of the Energy Minister of Karnataka, D K Shivakumar, Power Secretary, P K Pujari, Coal Secretary, Anil Swarup, state power secretaries, CMDs of power utilities, senior officials of ministry of power, Babu Babel, President, IEEMA, Aaditya R Dhoot, Chairman of ELECRAMA 2016 Organising Committee, senior bureaucrats and industry leaders.
The show provided the stakeholders in the power industry a worldview on technology, best practices, new systems and forecasting the trends in the future of electricity, both from the technology and a socio-economic point of view. The event is the largest and most prestigious event in its space in the world. Spread over a gross area of 84,000 sqm, the exhibition hosted visitors from over 120 countries and overall footfalls of over 1,20,000. There were over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing diverse products, technologies and solutions.
There were many co-located and concurrent event where Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Anant Geete marked their presence.
World Utility Summit: The World Utility Summit was a pioneering thought leadership forum, attempting to set the agenda for the future, actively playing the role of a key enabler for the ecosystem, to develop optimal solutions, technology and products. The summit was the first step in the long journey in order to create integrated and sustainable
Tutilities of the future. The three-day World Utility Summit hosted senior leaders of utilities, energy efficiency bodies, standards organizations, regulators, finance professionals and policy makers from around the world.
Reverse Buyer Seller Meet: Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM), the biggest meeting place of International Buyers who plan to source electrical products and equipment from India concluded with $400 million business at ELECRAMA 2016. In line with the PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Make in India, RBSM is a platform for Indian industry to showcase its competitive products and services. Fifty two countries from across the globe attended attending the RBSM.
International T&D Conclave: Along with ELECRAMA-2016, the International T&D Conclave was organized by IEEMA, which offered a platform for the power industry to discuss challenges and solutions with regard to the transmission and distribution sector. The theme of the conclave was Technology & Demand. CIGRE Tutorials: One of the interesting concurrent events at ELECRAMA was the CIGRE tutorials. This edition concentrated on five topics: Overhead Lines, Smart Grids, HVDC, Substations, and HV Equipment.
Network2Networth: Being one of the first of its kind interactive platform— ‘NETWORK2NETWORTH’ —has been organized concurrently with ELECRAMA-2016 by IEEMA. The two-day event began on February 16, 2016. The objective of this platform is to bridge the gap between the finance and power sector.
Innovation Day: As a part of innovation day, EI16 (Short form of Engineer Infinite 2016) was the student project competition running concurrently with ELECRAMA-2016 exhibition this competition was an opportunity to the students of engineering (Diploma, UG, PG and Research Scholars) to leverage their theoretical knowledge and creativity.
Renewable pavilion: For the first time, a dedicated pavilion was planned at ELECRAMA-2016 for companies offering renewable energy related technologies. The pavilion gave platform for equipment manufacturers, public sector representatives from renewable sector to display and interact with visitors.
How it began: ELECRAMA-2016 took us back to the origins of Electricity. Though the idea of electricity was sparked in the early 1800s, the visually delightful journey of the '125 years of electricity' pavilion started from 1879, when Thomas Alva Edison invented commercially viable electricity. What started then as an invention has now become one of the basic needs of life.
International participation: ELECRAMA-2016 witnessed participation from countries like that of Germany, Taiwan, Korea, South Africa, Nepal, Kingdom of Lesotho to name a few.