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Energy Secretaries of State Governments and CMDs of State Utilities & Central PSUs. ENERGETICA INDIA: How important is it for Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana of the Central Government to implemented and successful? What kind of outcome are you expecting? AADITYA DHOOT: It is a very positive step as this programme would focus on increasing productivity, decreasing costs and enhancing fiscal discipline by involving states directly. UDAY will also help the banking sector, as banks too cannot hold such large non-performing loans. The industry is determined to support the government; however the key thing would be to tackle losses as a consequence of power theft and unsustainable direct subsidies. IEEMA already has a program to reach out to the distribution companies and aid them with technical solutions for complex problems related to mitigating loses and enhancing revenues. Overall a very positive move, it would be important to have the right people and process in place for its correct implementation. As a result of this scheme, losses will be transferred to states and they should be able to sustain it ENERGETICA INDIA: What kind of business opportunities exist for Indian power sector players in markets outside India? How does Elecrama team assist here? AADITYA DHOOT: Every ELECRAMA gives something different. This time it’s World Utility Forum which is a unique concept where we will try to get the top utilities of the world to come and choose relevant topics with regard to what the world is facing in terms of power generation, transmission and distribution.There is a huge export opportunity waiting to be tapped for Indian manufacturers of electrical equipment. Developing countries across the globe are focusing on electrification to meet rising aspirations of their people. Even in developed countries, there is an increasing demand for electrical equipment for renovation and modernization of their ageing electricity networks. Simultaneously with the “Make in India” campaign taking shape we are expecting a significant rise in international exhibitors this time in ELECRAMA ENERGETICA INDIA: How do you see the Indian power sector progressing over the next 3-5 years? AADITYA DHOOT: The size of the industry is valued at around $28 billion; a fourth of which is made up of power generation equipment. The rest comes from transmission and distribution. The industry provides direct employment to about 500,000 people and indirectly to about 1 million. We, as a country, are aspiring to increase the output of the electrical equipment industry to $100 billion by 2022 and become a destination of choice for overseas producers of such equipment INTERVIEW INDIA IIndiia’’ss Powerr and Renewablle Enerrgy Seccttorr Foccussed Diigiittall Guiide Energetica India Guide Highlights Over 31 Categories within the Power Sector Widely used for Product / Services search by Buyers Classification based on Global Markets also Takes Buyers directly to the required Product Page Seller Contact Details visible to the Buyer Promoted on Energetica India and EcoConstruction India Easy & Quick Process guide.energetica-india.net energetica INDIA · NOV | DEC15 21 For any questions on the subject, please send email to sonam.r@energetica-india.net


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