Conventional definition of utility is “a firm that owns and/or operates facilities used for generation and transmission or distribution of electricity, gas, or water to general public”. However, with more and more penetration of the renewable energy into the grid, utilities are embracing the smart grid technologies, internet of things (IoT) and usage of real time data to enhance the performance and structure of future Utilities. The rise of the digital technology and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) are also key focus of the future utilities, which are bringing the much needed transparency in the system resulting in better consumer engagement. With the help of digital technology, there is lot more convergence of activities of different types of industries and Utilities are more focused on convergence of technology and services.
WUS-2018 which is spread over three days to 11th to 13th March, 2018 will provide common ground for electricity, water and gas Utility personnel to discuss with Industries, Consultants, Service Providers, Researchers and Regulators and re-define the “Utility of Utilities” in the changing business environment. The summit will focus on the following topics:
- Empowering electricity, water and food security
- Harmonizing the regulatory frame work for utilities
- Racing with technologies
- Impact of environmental regulation on Utility
- Convergence of Utility business
- Transportation electrification, storage and renewable energy integration nexus
WUS-2018 will come out with the proceedings on the above topics and the findings would be deliberated through keynote addresses, panel discussions and interactive sessions.