The world’s leading electricity exhibition, Elecrama 2020, opened to surging crowds over the weekend at India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida. The 14th edition of the industry body Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association’s (IEEMA) flagship initiative, Elecrama 2020, has the largest public showcase yet of industry innovations.
Over 1,370 exhibitors from India and overseas are at the exhibition for five days from January 18-22 with a myriad of technological innovations covering the complete electricity ecosystem from generation, transmission, distribution, electronics, renewables, e-mobility, automation and storage.
Speaking at the inauguration, RK Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power and New & Renewable Energy said, “India is a sunrise country and we are the sunrise, despite all the hiccups India is the fastest-growing large economies. India has achieved 367 GW installed power generating capacity. We have connected India to one unified grid, the largest in the world, and we are still adding to the capacity.”
Expressing his views, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises added, “Elecrama 2020 is a great opportunity for an exchange of ideas and learning. We understand that the industry’s cause should translate to a societal cause. We look forward to the industry’s recommendations for national development.”
Welcoming Elecrama 2020 to the state, Satish Mahana, Minister of Industrial Development, Govt of Uttar Pradesh remarked, “In the last two years we gave 12 million new connections in the state. The state government has a target to add 2000 MW of solar energy every year. The Uttar Pradesh government is looking forward to strengthening its bond with the industry. We warmly welcome the industry to invest in the largest state of India.”
Earlier, welcoming the delegates to the 14th edition of the world’s leading exhibition in its segment, RK Chugh, President, IEEMA said, “IEEMA cuts across verticals in electrical and electronic and it comprises of 55 per cent capital goods and $42 billion of top-line products in the country. We support the vision of the government’s $5 trillion economy and we aim that our top-line should reach the target of $1 billion by 2024-25. Towards the same, we are focusing on upgrading skills with the view of complete reskilling of the workforce and incorporating technological advancements, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) into various segments.”
Explaining how Elecrama has grown over the years, Anil Saboo, Chairman, Elecrama 2020 observed, “Energy is prosperity. The journey of from 1990 to 2020 is exponential as the exhibition has expanded from 9,000 to over 110,000 sq. meters. Also, exhibitors grew from 100 to over 1,370 in 2020. Elecrama has been a matchless platform to the Indian electrical industry to increase horizon worldwide.”
The exhibition also has well-known national and international industry experts and policymakers deliberating on industry challenges, innovations and business models through a series of leadership summits and meetings. Also, the premier showcase event will host the world’s largest confluence of power transmission and distribution community at the 5th Reverse Buyers Sellers Meet and Domestic Buyers Sellers Meet.
In yet another first for the event, Elecrama 2020 will exclusively focus on the role of women in the industry, building stronger electrical systems for homes, offices and industries as well as discuss the way forward for complete electrification of railways.
Starting in 1990, Elecrama is currently in its 30th year. The exposition is supported by the Ministry of Power and New & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. While Uttar Pradesh is the host state partner, while Germany is the country partner to the 14th edition of the initiative.
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