BIS DG stresses on power generation

A Correspondent
Shillong, May 18: The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), on Friday organised a National Conference on the theme ‘Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) Power Distribution Systems’ at North Eastern Council Auditorium, Shillong.

Inaugurating the conference, Surina Rajan, Director General, BIS emphasised that India is one of the largest economies and has one of the highest growth rate amongst all major countries of the world.
Rajan said that in order to sustain the growth rate of the Indian economy, electricity generation both from conventional and non-conventional sources along with transmission and distribution has to grow at a brisk pace.

According to the Director General, owing to the vast geographical spread, there are many remote and far flung areas in the country especially in the North East where grid connectivity is either not feasible or it is not cost effective.

“Since electricity access has the potential to improve livelihoods and raise the standard of living, there is an urgent need to provide electricity access in such areas,” Rajan said.

She also emphasised on convergence of communication and energy, IoT, smart grid and other new emerging technologies will have profound impact on the way the energy sector would grow in the future.

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is driving the work relating to formulation of Indian Standards on Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) Power Distribution Systems and its promotion. BIS is also in the process of formulating National Standards in the field of grid integration of renewable energy.

Ram Muivah Secretary, NEC stated that the conference would be extremely beneficial in gainfully engaging all the stakeholders including the policy makers, industries and the technical experts with the overall objective of spreading awareness and promoting utilization of energy technology in the field of LVDC and grid integration of renewal energy.