The investment made by utilities in smart grid technology will be justifiable only if it improves the reliability of supply and price of electricity for the end consumer.
25 Anish De, Partner, IGS, KPMG Advisory Services on a regulatory framework for SG in India. 26 Tete-a-tete In an interview, Amit Sharma, Director Marketing – Energy Business, Schneider Electric India, says smart grids are best suited to reduce AT&C losses. 30 In an interview, Alfred Manohar, Head, Power Automation, Enzen Global Solutions, says that a major driver for smart grids in India is reduction of AT&C losses. 32 Shiv Kaushik, Country Manager, Cyan Technologies, says utilities should get smart. 34 Imran Khan, Solution Architect & Business Development Executive for Smart Metering Solutions in Siemens Ltd, on meters for a smart future. 38 Gopal Saxena, Director, BSES, says an accelerated loss reduction plan is the need of the hour. 40 Abhijit Abhyankar, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT, Delhi on IT in power.