Asia, Renewables, Smart Grid, Strategic Development

India: Sustainability and survival is in the hands of the consumer

POWERGEN India spoke with Arun Kumar Mishra, director of India’s National Smart Grid Programme Management Unit (NPMU) and his verdict was clear.

A sustainable and strong utility sector will require consumer trust and support on the country’s path towards rural electrification and the transition to renewable energy.

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Just as important says Mishra, is to take the key learnings from global grid modernisation rollouts, and that industry leaders take the learnings forward as they plan the consumer-led grid of the future on the Indian subcontinent.

The energy transition and renewable energy are hot topics disrupting the utility industry in India and will be a key focus at the POWERGEN INDIA and Indian Utility Week summit which takes place in New Delhi next May. For more details visit or