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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 is virtual conference 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.

Key Attendees of Smart Meter Summit 2021

  • Ministry of Power
  • Ministry of Energy, Karnataka
  • National Smart Grid Mission
  • Central Electricity Authority
  • India Smart Grid Forum
  • L&T
  • PFC
  • PGCIL
  • RECPDCL
  • NTPC
  • TATA Power
  • INTELLISMART
  • Bangalore Electricity Supply Company - BESCOM
  • Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited - TSNPDCL
  • Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited - TSSPDCL
  • Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd - AVVNL
  • Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited - JDVVNL
  • Kerala State Electricity Board - KSEB

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. Arun Kumar Mishra

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

Ms. Sheela G

Director Technical - Ministry of Energy Karnataka

Mr. K.C. Sreenath

DGM, Smart-grid and EV – BESCOM

Mr. Mohan Reddy

Director Technical - Telangana State Northern Power Distribution

Mr. VS Bhati

Managing Director & CEO - Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd

Mr. K.S. Sisodiya

Director Technical - Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.

Mr. Avinash Singhvi

Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited

Mr. Shri Kumaran

Director IT - Kerala State Electricity Board

Mr. Manoj Rana

Managing Director - Power Finance Corp

Ms. Vineeta Agarwal

Director - Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Mr. Shambhu Shanker Gupta

Techincal head - RECPDCL - Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.

Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan

CEO - TATA Power

Mr. Vivek Goel

Advisor - Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA)

Mr. Sandeep Datta

Country Leader – IBM

Mr. Suddhasatta Kundu

Senior Manager (Technical Advisory) - India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)

Mr. Tarun uttamchandani

Vp, Software & Solutions - Genus Power Infrastructure

Mr. Shri G.S. Bhati

Director - RECTPCL

Mr. Ajay Verma

Sr. Director - Capgemini

Mr. Somenath Byabortta

Industry Director - Utilities at SAP

Mr. Anand Bhandari

Platform Head for Smart Metering at Jio Things

Mr. Anil Rawal

MD & CEO of IntelliSmart Infrastructure Private Limited