The Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) – India’s apex industry body representing the manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipments – will be organizing the TRAFOTECH-2012 workshop on August 6th-7th, 2012 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India.
TRAFOTECH 2012 is expected to give a major fillip to the Rs. 12,400 crore Indian transformer industry which is growing at 8 % CAGR for the last 5 years. IEEMA has invited Mr. P Umashankar, Secretary, Power as the Chief Guest and Mr. R N Nayak, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as the Guest of Honour, to inaugurate this critically important workshop & exhibition.
The objective of TRAFOTECH 2012 is to create awareness about the best practices for transport, storage, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance and asset management of large power transformers.
TRAFOTECH-2012 will provide transformer industry-manufacturers, suppliers and users-a common platform to review, share operational experiences and discuss requirements for emerging market scenarios.
More than 400 delegates from across the Power transformer industry, both domestic & overseas including generation companies (GENCOS), transmission companies (TRANSCOS), distribution companies (DISCOMS), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) , National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) , National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) public & private utilities, service providers like transporters/logistics providers , consultants and blue chip companies etc. will be participating in this two day event covering seven focused sessions of 90 minutes each, presented by global experts.
Transformer Industry in India:
The Indian Transformer industry which comprises primarily of Power & Distribution Transformer manufacturers is one of the key pillars of India’s more than Rs 1,10,000 crore Power industry.
The massive addition program to generation, transmission and distribution outlined in the 11th & 12th five year plan has generated huge demand of transformers and generators. Growing Indian economy, growth in electricity consumption, growing industrial demand, expanding export market, large scale generation capacity addition, setting up of national grid, rapid expansion of urban and rural distribution infrastructure have been key drivers of the transformer market in India.
Thrust and policy of Government of India to electrify all villages by 2020 and publicly funded programmes like the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana is one of the factor which will provide opportunities to transformer manufacturer and propel growth in the transformer industry.
Going forward, transformer segment is going to witness a leap in demand, even in face of intensifying competition, as Capex of approximately Rs.640,000 crore in T&D sector over the next 5-6 years will ensure the optimum capacity utilization for major players.
Players in Transformer industry have updated their manufacturing facilities to cope with technical requirement at national and international levels. They have established in-house R&D Labs and are regularly updating their technical capabilities to develop transformers of latest technology and design. Few big players are also considering setting up manufacturing unit to cater new 765 kV and now even the indigenously developed 1200 kV. This technical competency provides them competitive advantage in global market place.
IEEMA is a 65 year old apex industry association representing the Indian electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment industry. IEEMA has over 750 Members with a combined annual turnover of over USD 22 billion.