UK-India cooperation energised at Elecrama 2018

ANI | Updated: Mar 15, 2018 08:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 15 (ANI): The United Kingdom became the Indian electrical industry's international partner for the flagship Elecrama 2018, which was held from March 10 to 14, at the World Utility Summit.

A 15-member British delegation led by Dr Howard Porter, CEO of the British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association (BEAMA), with the support of the UK's Department of International Trade, visited India for the same.

The delegation highlighted how the UK has used technology to reduce its carbon emissions and promote digital energy systems.

In his speech to the World Utility Summit, Porter highlighted the importance of effective regulatory frameworks for utilities to ensure transparent, high-quality and cost-effective services for consumers, and to deliver cleaner growth.

"The BEAMA delegation is delighted to bring innovative British companies to India. We have shared UK learning, gained a better understand of the Indian power industry and created links that we will build into the future," Porter said.

The UK delegation also convened a special roundtable on opportunities and strategies for renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid deployment, areas that feature in the UK's programme of cooperation with India. Engaging electricity distribution companies from a range of India's states, the event enabled participants to share lessons on building a cleaner, smarter and more efficient power sector.

Sandy Sheard, Energy Counsellor at the British High Commission said, "India and the UK are natural partners with shared interests in secure and sustainable energy. This visit builds on the commitment made by our two prime ministers to build an enhanced 'Energy for Growth' partnership. The future of energy is smart and low carbon, but through visits like this and events like Elecrama 2018, we are working together to make it a reality today."

Elecrama is the flagship showcase of the Indian Electrical Industry ecosystem and the largest congregation of power sector ecosystem. (ANI)