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Intent and Objective of Smart Meter Summit

In the recent past, to improve the operational efficiency of the Distribution Companies and to provide better cost effective services to consumers, Power Distribution Sector worldwide is rapidly adopting the Smart Metering Technology. This technology is futuristic and helps Distribution Companies in effective distribution operations as well as help utilities in managing dynamic and disruptive changes happening in the grids due to solar energy infusion, Home Automation, Electric Vehicles, Storage, etc. In India, itself, there are around 360 million consumers and smart metering adoption is in initial stage. Similarly, for any Smart Cities, Smart Energy is a prerequisite for which Smart Metering is the core enabler.

The objective of SMS is to provide a platform for key stakeholders to discuss the metering requirements and opportunities in India. The conference will also highlight the key challenges faced and enable knowledge sharing on various aspects of smart metering including communication systems, emerging technologies, design and testing, and data acquisition and management. The conference will also showcase the best practices in the metering space.

Smart Metering Summit intends to invite experienced solution providers with proven technologies to participate at this exclusive forum and showcase their technology/services to collaborate with state or private energy distribution companies in implementing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) at competitive prices and with proven technology.

SMS invites solution providers from national and international market of the following categories

Delivering a Smooth Roll-out Through Cross industry Collaboration

Deploying an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a fundamental early step to grid modernization. AMI provides the framework for meeting one of the Modern Grid’s Principal Characteristics – Motivation and Inclusion of the Consumer.

AMI is not a single technology, but rather an integration of many technologies that provides an intelligent connection between consumers and system operators.AMI gives consumers the information they need to make intelligent decisions, the ability to execute those decisions and a variety of choices leading to substantial benefits they do not currently enjoy. In addition, system operators are able to greatly improve consumer service by refining utility operating and asset management processes based on AMI data.

Through the integration of multiple technologies (such as smart metering, home area networks, integrated communications, data management applications, and standardized software interfaces) with existing utility operations and asset management processes, AMI provides an essential link between the grid, consumers and their loads, and generation and storage resources. Such a link is a fundamental requirement of a Modern Grid.

Attending Audiences:


  • State Government
  • DISCOMS - Energy distribution companies (public and private)
  • Advanced metering infrastructure companies
  • Advanced metering infrastructure providers
  • Network connectivity Solution providers
  • Technical universities
  • System integrators
  • Managed Security Service Providers
  • Telecommunication providers
  • Government agencies
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Professional service providers
  • Research and development organizations
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Technology standards organizations
  • Technology investors
  • Financial institutions

SMS will include keynotes and panel discussions on:


  • Rolling out smart meters: ensuring progress delivers value for money
  • Key initiatives being taken by the government to deploy smart meters
  • Future plans and new metering technologies deployed by the utilities
  • State regulators perspective on new metering technologies
  • Comparison of Communication Technologies
  • New technologies by smart meter manufacturers and challenges faced by manufacturers in meeting the specific requirements of utilities
  • Smart meter functionalities, issues & challenges, cost trends
  • Importance of PPP for smart meter deployment
  • METER DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - benefits of meter data management systems, technologies used by utilities for meter data acquisition, advanced data analytics to help utilities improve performances
  • BLOCKCHAIN IN METERING
  • Technologies & Challenges – Pre-paid metering, Net-metering, ToD Metering
  • Smart Energy Metering using LPWAN IoT Technology
  • Considerations and Limitations in Smart meter testing & Design
  • Best Practices

Attending Audiences

Event Speakers

Mr. Saurabh Kumar

Energy Expert

Mr. Saurabh Kumar

Energy Expert.

Mr. Guatam Kumar

Chief Technology Officer, IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Guatam Kumar

Chief Technology Officer, IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sabyasachi Pattanaik

Ministry of Power (MOP) - National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM)

Mr. Sabyasachi Pattanaik

Ministry of Power (MOP) - National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM)

Mr. Wayne Van Eyk

Director, Oracle Energy and Water

Mr. Wayne Van Eyk

Director, Oracle Energy and Water

Mr. Nick Birrell

Vice President of Industry Strategy, Oracle Energy and Water

Mr. Nick Birrell

Vice President of Industry Strategy, Oracle Energy and Water

Sri Madanmohan

Country head, ISKRAEMECO

Sri Madanmohan

Country head, ISKRAEMECO

25 years of experience (division head, business head, country head) in large MNCs with 18 years in leadership.

Business: IoT, AI, ML, industrial machines, steel, electronics design and manufacturing, smart meter, software.

Domain: Transport (Automotive and Railways), IoT, Construction, Utility, I 4.O, smart city, Machine Learning

I have worked with team ranging from New Zealand to Canada. Now channelizing my diverse experience for robust design and manufacturing of Embedded Electronics and associated solutions. We operate in the field of smart city, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, smart grid, IoT, and connected intelligence. As CEO, I am also responsible for fundraising, revenue generation, operation and growth of the business, and investor relationships.

In all previous tasks, I have grown along with my team and organization. I infect people with energy, knowledge and business sensitivity. I bring synergy from apparently disconnected business domains and scale them in sustainable manner. I take responsibility without direct authority and treat the business as my own. I excel in creating & driving high performance team, and train, coach, mentor and consel them to deliver complex projects without time and cost overrun.

I & my family unwind with squash, music, cooking, travelling and learning history & culture. My newest passion is sustainable farming, and devote 16 hours a week.

R Lakshmanan

CEO, REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited.

R Lakshmanan

CEO, REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited.

Shri R. Lakshmanan is Chief Executive Officer of REC Power Distribution Company Limited w.e.f 10.01.2020. He is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of 2004 batch from Bihar cadre. He has done B.Com from Annamalai University. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also holding the position of Executive Director in REC Limited since February 2019 and is looking after financing of state owned power utilities, Stressed Asset Management, monitoring and coordinating of Government Programme like DDUGJY, Saubhagya, UDAY & PFA.

Prior to joining REC Limited, he has served for 14 years in the Government of Bihar and held various important positions including Managing Director of Discom, Transco & Genco, District Magistrate of Darbhanga & Saharsa districts, ACEO, Rural Road Development Agency and Additional Chief Electoral Officer.

Mr. René Böringer

Co-founder of Cuculus and part of the Management team.

Mr. René Böringer

Co-founder of Cuculus and part of the Management team.

Cuculus GmbH is a leading-edge German software company that develops and delivers HES, MDC & MDM solutions for utilities enabling the smart metering rollout.

René Böringer is the co-founder of Cuculus and part of the Management team.

As CCO, René is responsible for Sales, Key Account Management, Business Development, Partner Management, Identity & Engagement, Product Management, and Research & Innovation.

René has more than 18 years of professional experience in software development and design, thereof 15 years in the field of smart metering, and 20 years of experience in national and international project management.

Mr. Swapnadeep Banerjee

Systems Integration at Trilliant Networks Pte

Mr. Swapnadeep Banerjee

Systems Integration at Trilliant Networks Pte

I have an experience in software industry of 15 years. Currently I am working on the UPPCL and Haryana discoms project under EESL Phase 1 project for the last 3 years. This project has now a meter population of around 1.5 million meter units, including single phase, poly phase and LT/CT meters. It was under the stewardship of EESL and Intellismart that Trilliant HES could take up this numbers starting from the scratch. Trilliant has completed the UAT for the project with UPPCL and now undergoing the same in Haryana Discoms.”

Mr. Amit kumar dharma

Executive Engineer & Nodal Officer(Smart meter) Kanpur Electricity Supply Company

Mr. Amit kumar dharma

Executive Engineer & Nodal Officer(Smart meter) Kanpur Electricity Supply Company

Mr. Vikas Kashyap

Energy Leader

Mr. Vikas Kashyap

Energy Leader

Vikas Kashyap is Founder and Director of Lead ventures Limited, which is an independent consultancy on Technology & Business Transformation for companies in the utilities and Smart Cities space.

Vikas has extensive domain experience with Utilities, Energy management and Smarts(Homes / Grids / metering / lighting / IOT) across many geographies spanning over 30 years.

He is currently consulting with Policy institutions, funding agencies, technology providers and “Metering as a Service” project developers.

Previously Vikas has held the positions of VP at Cyan Connode UK. Cyan Connode is active in the field of Last mile mesh radio technology and service platform for Smart Metering / Grid, Lighting and IOT.

Before that Vikas was Director of Sales - C&I, at Secure Meters UK. He is responsible for all its functions and the strategic growth of the Secure Meters group in Commercial & Industrial space in UK and the field of Energy conservation, pump efficiency monitoring, consultancy & solutions and Smart Homes – worldwide. Vikas joined Secure Group in the year 1995 and has held various positions in sales & marketing, product management, Project management, services business related to Metering, Revenue management & Energy efficiency projects.

He started his career in 1987 and has earlier worked for English Electric and Siemens Ltd. Vikas is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering and has Masters’ Degree in Business Economics and Export marketing.

Mr. Shardul Fadnavis

Managing Director PwC India’s Energy Practice

Mr. Shardul Fadnavis

Managing Director PwC India’s Energy Practice

Shardul is a Managing Director with PwC India’s Energy Practice. He has led and held key roles in several Digital Transformation projects in the Energy sector, focused on Smart metering/AMI, Meter Data Management, Customer Engagement, Customer Operations and Work and Asset Management etc. Before joining PwC India, Shardul was with PwC US for about 12 years where he worked with Power and Utilities clients in North America to help transform their businesses leveraging digital technologies.

Mr. Subrata Das

Head Utilities Business -India & Japan Oracle

Mr. Subrata Das

Head Utilities Business -India & Japan Oracle

Sri. Rajkumar S

Director( Distribution & IT), KSEB Ltd - Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

Sri. Rajkumar S

Director( Distribution & IT), KSEB Ltd - Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

Post Graduate in Electrical Engineering from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 31 years of experience in Power Sector

Now working as Director (Distribution & IT ) in Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

Attended various trainings including 4 months training in

Mr. Balasubramanya

Director( Distribution & IT), KSEB Ltd - Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

Mr. Balasubramanya

Director( Distribution & IT), KSEB Ltd - Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd

Sri C. Balasubramanya is a professional international trainer in smart grids and smart meter technology after retirement from BHEL with over 37 years of experience in various capacities. He had a distinguished career in meter related projects from concept to commissioning heading meter Engineering, testing, quality assurance & project management. Worked as, member of the Board of studies and visiting professor in EEE department at Kalasalingam University, India. Presented over 60 technical papers at several national and international conferences. Invited by USAID to work as a consultant to scout digital metering technology for India. Presented technical paper on “TOU metering in India at MATES (Metering Apparatus &systems), Glasgow. Presented technical papers on” latest metering technology”at Malaysia, Mauritius, Indonesia, Bangladesh. South Africa &, China He has a wide experience in product design testing engineering & Quality of meter related products on the latest technology trends. He was member of BIS, CBIP, REC. He was trained at SIEMENS Germany on the latest metering technology. He was an invited international speaker at "metering China “Hangzhou in 2012 and delivered a lecture “on smart metering technology”.Technical papers were presented @ Metering India 2013,2015 and 2017 on Smart meter technology., Developed excellent teaching skills in training professionals on SM/SG TECHNOLOGY.Delivered invited lectures at PSTI, ESCI, CEES NPTI, GETRI, IISc,CPRI , software companies like Ericsson, Pro arc, IBM, HONEYWELL, etc. Delivered keynote speech at national & international conferences. Conducted workshops in India, South Africa, Lesotho Saudi Arabia, on smart grid and smart metering technology. Delivered Lectures at FDP in several universities. Published around 110 articles on LinkedIn on SM/SG. Adviser training, workshops on SM/SG. Selected as Jury panel in Best Practices awards 2017@Frost & Sullivan. Participated as an invited expert in evaluating smart meter projects from Govt of India from DST&DSIR. Recently He has written a book on Smart meter technology and applications covering national and international practices.

Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar

Secretary Technical, J&K Power Development Department Government of J&K

Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar

Secretary Technical, J&K Power Development Department Government of J&K

Pass out from Regional Engineering College, Srinagar -1986, 35 years of service in Transmission, Distribution and Trading Sectors of Power

Worked with Union Carbide India Ltd. for 2 years Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. on deputation for 3 years J&K Power Development Department for 30 years.

Mr. Anand Srivastava

General Manager – Marketing

Mr. Anand Srivastava

General Manager – Marketing

Anand Srivastava is B. Tech in Electrical Engg with 30 years of experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development in Power Sector. He is presently working in Landis + Gyr Ltd as General Manager – Marketing since 2007. He is an active member of IEEMA metering division and BIS committees of LITD 10, LITD 13, LITD 28. He has extensively contributed in Metering Standards of BIS like IS 15959, IS 13779, IS 15884 and smart meter standard IS 16444. He is associated with ISGF since its’ inception. He has also worked on AMI Specifications of CEA since 2014 which is still the foundation of the AMI business. India’s first RF AMI commercial pilot in 2013 and India 1st AMI RF project in 2017 at TPDDL are to his credit. He started working on AMI since the days of SGTF. He has immensely contributed to AMI roadmap and it’s realization on ground in India over the last 10 years.

He believes in commercial viability of the Utility as most important and Technology is a mean to achieve the same.

Mr. Yogesh Kumar

Superintending Engineer & Nodal Officer Smart Meter Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL)

Mr. Yogesh Kumar

Superintending Engineer & Nodal Officer Smart Meter Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL)

Functioning as the Governing Body for the Project Management activities, System Integration activities, Execution and Troubleshooting activities of 40 lac AMI Project in Uttar Pradesh, India. Presently 11.47 lac meters have been Installed. Ensured the meter reading of more than 98 % of Billing Efficiency.Nodal Officer for implementation of IT infra includes Metering, Billing, Collection, GIS, Asset management etc. In PVVNL, Uttar Pradesh, India for 20 lac consumers. Successfully Completed construction of Multiple 33/11 KV Substation, HT/LT Line, Electrification of Villages Under RAPDRP/ RGGY / Taj Tripazium Electrification Schemes. Having 21 Years of Experience in electricity Distribution and 13 years in the field of Transmission, Hydro & Thermal Generation.

Mr. MuraliShankar Gopalakrishnan

Vice President Product Engineering at Fluentgrid

Mr. MuraliShankar Gopalakrishnan

Vice President Product Engineering at Fluentgrid

Sri T.Srinivas

Director (Projects & IT)

Sri T.Srinivas

Director (Projects & IT)

Sri T.Srinivas has assumed charge as Director (Projects & IT) of our company on 02.08.2013.

Sri T. Srinivas, an engineering graduate with distinction from Osmania University, has joined as Assistant Engineer in erstwhile APSEB in the year 1979 and rose to the position of Chief General Manager in TSSPDCL.

Sri T. Srinivas has worked in the various capacities in various wings of the power sector and got many appreciations and awards in his career.

Sri T. Srinivas was elevated as Chief General Manager/Master Plan on 03.05.2012. His major achievement as CGM/Master Plan is procuring 15 No's sites worth around Rs. 74.24 Crores in various locations in Hyderabad city for construction of 33/11KV SS, which improved the system and minimized the interruptions.

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