Smart Innovation Norway presents EU projects at ISUW 2020:

“We are establishing connections with Indian stakeholders to work on joint EU proposals”

This week, Smart Innovation Norway senior researcher Sanket Puranik is participating at the India Smart Utility Week, where he showcases the company’s Horizon 2020 projects E-LAND and RESOLVD.

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, 5th of March 2020

The India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) has been organising its flagship annual event, India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) since 2015 and it is considered as one of the top five international events on Smart Grids and Smart Cities.

This year, the conference has changed its name to India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) and is held in New Delhi from 3rd to 7th of March 2020.

Showcases technology

“Our main goal is to showcase state-of-the-art technologies we are developing through our two Horizon 2020 projects E-LAND and RESOLVD,” says Smart Innovation Norway senior researcher, Sanket Puranik, who is attending the conference on behalf of the Research & Innovation team at his company.

“ISUW has a special focus on transformation in distribution grids and the RESOLVD project is developing novel tools and technologies which are pertinent in bringing transformation to distribution grid operation,” explains Puranik.

Through the event, he hopes to get in touch with utilities that are in need of solutions as developed by the RESOLVD project.

Networking for future collaboration

In the E-LAND project, on the other hand, the project partners are working on developing a toolbox to support development of carbon neutral energy islands.

“We are collaborating with Indian distribution grid operator BYPL and want to highlight this collaboration to gain traction in the Indian market,” notes Puranik. He adds:

“There has been a new Horizon 2020 call on EU-India collaboration in the field of smart grids. We are looking forward to establishing connections with Indian stakeholders to work on this joint proposal and to continue our collaboration with India after the E-LAND project.

In addition to attending the conference, Puranik is representing Smart Innovation Norway and the two research projects at the EU pavilion, where all Horizon 2020 projects have booths and presentations.

See agenda for the EU pavilion

About ISUW 2020

  • India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) is organised as an International Conference and Exhibition on Smart Energy and Water for Smarter Cities. It is held in New Delhi from 3rd to 7th of March 2020.
  • ISUW 2020 brings together India’s leading Electricity, Gas and Water Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Energy Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains.
  • The conference will include plenaries, keynotes, interactive workshops, high level roundtables and technical sessions on variety of topics.

Read more: ISUW 2020