New Delhi, May 18, 2017: Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL ) and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote bilateral cooperation through technical experience, knowledge sharing, information exchange and experience in the electricity distribution sector.
The MoU will cover technology exchange in areas such as Power System Operation and Control, Medium and Long Term Planning, Asset Management (including maintenance methodologies), Smart Grid, Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) , Renewable Energy Integration, Power Market Studies and Innovative Technologies. Cooperation on research, scientific and research papers and conference are also a part of the scope.
The MoU was signed at Doha, Qatar by Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power-DDL and H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) in the august presence of H.E. Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry- State of Qatar, H.E. Eng. P Kumaran, Ambassador of India to State of Qatar and other senior officials from both the Utilities.
Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power-DDL said: “Our commitment to exploring collaboration with KAHRAMAA will strengthen technological advancement in the field of electricity distribution especially covering areas such as smart metering, renewables, energy storage, e- vehicle charging facility, etc. By sharing expertise and best practices, we will enable both Utilities to grow and better serve their consumers.”
“TPDDL and KAHRAMAA leaderships have long recognized the importance of investing in technology and focusing on innovation in the field of electricity distribution. Today, sharing of knowledge and best practices including smart grid technologies are integral to the overall development of the power sector . Bringing efficiency here can transform the consumption and supply of reliable power and will positively impact the lives of the consumers of both the Utilities.” Mr. Sinha added
The MoU will also aid in sharing of best practices and business experience, governance, customer relations, strategic planning and roadmaps, business development etc. Besides this, the employees of both the utilities will also be benefited through employee exchange programs and expert peer review of processes, reports, guidelines, codes and specifications.
About Tata Power-DDL:
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited is a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi. Tata Power-DDL distributes electricity in North & North West parts of Delhi and serves a populace of 7 million. Tata Power-DDL has been the frontrunner in implementing power distribution reforms and is acknowledged for its consumer friendly practices. Since privatization, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. Today, AT&C losses stand at 8.59% which is an unprecedented reduction of over 82% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002. The World Bank in its 2017 ‘Doing Business’ Report has acknowledged Tata Power-DDL’s contribution towards improving the ease of getting electricity connection by making the process for getting a new connection simpler and faster. The same has also contributed in an improvement in the ranking of India in ‘Getting Electricity’ by 44 points from 70 in 2016 to 26 in 2017.www.tatapower-ddl.com
KAHRAMAA (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation), was established in July 2000 to regulate and maintain the supply of electricity and water for the population of Qatar. Since inception, Kahramaa has operated as an independent corporation. Kahramaa is the sole transmission and distribution system owner and operator for the electricity and water sector in Qatar. https://www.km.com.qa
Photo Caption: Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power-DDL and H.E. Eng. Essa Hilal Al Kuwari, President KAHRAMAA signing the MoU to Support and Share Best practices in the Field of Electricity Distribution at Doha, Qatar in the presence of H.E. Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry- State of Qatar, H.E. Eng. P Kumaran, Ambassador of India to State of Qatar and other senior officials from both the Utilities
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