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DUM 2023 IN

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India is the only major economies that has already achieved the 2030 target of 40% power generation capacity from non-fossil resources committed under Paris Agreement 8 years ahead of time. India presently has 122 GW of RE capacity; and has set a new target of 500 GW by 2030. For grid-integration of 500 GW of RE, Government of India has prepared a transmission system development plan with an estimated investment to the tune of Rs 2.44 lakh crore covering 50,890 ckt-km of transmission lines and 433,575 MVA transformation capacity. Besides, the RDSS program launched in 2021 for digitalization and strengthening of the distribution grid with an investment of Rs 3 lakh crore is progressing well. Rollout of 250 million smart meters under RDSS by the Discoms is also moving at a fast pace. Declining cost of solar rooftop PV systems are driving its adoption and growth while electric vehicles (EV) have become attractive owing to its very low running cost and witnessing faster adoption by customers in all segments (2-Wheelers, 3- Wheelers and 4-Wheelers). The Government of India recently launched the National Electric Bus Program with a target of 50,000 electric buses by 2025 which would require MW-scale power connections to thousands of bus depots across the country. With several concurrent programs running at fast pace, Discoms are on their heels again! They have no time and scope for making errors or delays, hence the very motto of Distribution Utility Meet (DUM) of “Experience Sharing and Learning from Each Other” is more relevant than ever!

In the backdrop of the above, ISGF has the pleasure of inviting key stakeholders in the Discom domain to the 7th edition of Distribution Utility Meet ( in Kochi, Kerala on 2nd and 3rd November 2023 in partnership with KSEB Limited and the Energy Department of the Government of Kerala. DUM 2023 will provide a unique platform for all the DISCOM community to share each other's experiences in dealing with efforts towards energy transition, grid modernization and digitalization on a fast track as we leapfrog towards a Net Zero power sector in India. In the post pandemic world, it is imperative that utilities do not make the same mistakes but learn from each other, and from global expertise/experiences. Experts from leading utilities from the USA, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Japan will be invited to participate in DUM 2023 and share their valuable experiences.



In Kerala, the God’s Own Country, set on a magnificent estuary, the serene Kochi has been drawing traders, explorers and travellers to its shores for over six centuries. Nowhere else in India could one find such an intriguing mix of giant Chinese fishing nets, a 450-year-old synagogue, ancient mosques, Portuguese and Dutch colonial-era houses, and the crumbling remains of the colonial British Raj. The result is an unlikely blend of medieval Portugal and Holland and an English village grafted onto the tropical Malabar Coast. It’s a delightful place to explore, laze in arty cafes, cruise in the back waters and relax at some of India’s finest beaches, homestays and heritage hotels. It is also an important centre for Kerala arts (traditional and contemporary) and a standout place to watch Kathakali and Kalarippayattu.