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UK-India cooperation energised at ELECRAMA 2018

The UK is the Indian electrical industry’s international partner for the flagship ELECRAMA 2018 at the World Utility Summit.


A delegation of 15 leading British power and energy companies visited India for ELECRAMA 2018, which was held from 10 to 14 March. The delegation was led by Dr Howard Porter, CEO of BEAMA (British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association), with the support of the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT).

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, Dr 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.

Excited about the bright future of UK-India partnership, Dr Porter said:

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.

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 2 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.


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Published 14 March 2018