Harish Kumar Agarwal CEO –Supreme & Co. Pvt. Ltd.  Vice President – IEEMA

Harish Kumar Agarwal CEO –Supreme & Co. Pvt. Ltd. Vice President – IEEMA

“Grid is getting bigger in size and increasingly complex due to very large penetration of intermittent renewable and inclusion of prosumers. Integrati...

Rajesh Doraiswamy Joint MD and CFO, Salzer Electronics
AvinashHiranandani MD, RenewSys India
Sunil Misra – Director, IEEMA

“Grid is getting bigger in size and increasingly complex due
to very large penetration of intermittent renewable and inclusion of prosumers. Integrating renewable and prosumers would require smart balancing and use of demand response and energy storage technologies.”

Harish Kumar Agarwal

CEO –Supreme & Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Vice President – IEEMA

 

What is keeping you busy these days? What are the main focus areas of operation for Supreme & Co.?

We are involved in manufacturing activities due to pick up in demand for DDUGVY and IPDS projects. There is also significant demand from intra state transmission sector. Growth in reconductoring business created demand for more innovative ERS based bypass solutions. There was demand for monopoles for ROW constrained in transmission lines. We also saw growth in demand for aerial fibre optics for transmission line corridors.

Presently our main focus areas for operation are structures for solar panels and railway electrification which are high growth areas in addition to our regular activities. We also have made significant breakthrough in hardware and conductor accessories for HTLS conductors.

The power sector is going through a major transformation and reform in the distribution and rural electrification space. How does this transformation impact you?

Grid is getting bigger in size and increasingly complex due to very large penetration of intermittent renewable and inclusion of prosumers. Integrating renewable and prosumers would require smart balancing and use of demand response and energy storage technologies. Digital penetration of distribution network would need substantial augmentation. The profile of rural electricity has also seen significant positive changes over the last few years. Recently, Prime Minister declared an ambitious target to electrify 18,452 rural areas through “Saubhagya – Pradhan MantriSahajBijliHarGharYojana”.

This has been touted as a much-needed policy to go a step further towards facilitating the last mile connectivity. Saubhagya budgets for INR 14,025 crore for rural areas covering for capex on critical equipmentsenroute power supply from high voltage lines to last mile consumer consumption. For very remote villages, the Saubhagya scheme provides solar power packs, battery back, with LED lights, and a direct current driven fan.

So far, nearly 80% of the villages in rural areas have been electrified and only over 15% rural villages still need to be electrified as the balance 5% rural areas are uninhabited. Thus rural electrification has unlocked significant business avenues for electric appliances such as LED bulbs and electrical consumer durable products.

 

How do you visualize the evolution of India to THE NEXT INDIA?

Innovative, state-of-the-art global product range will contribute to the growth of industries for THE NEXT INDIA. With our ‘Make-in-India’ strategy, we will contribute to the development of Power and Infrastructure sectors with our experience, expertise and technology innovation for THE NEXT INDIA.

The changing requirements of the transmission system are driving technology developments in the area. Products like High performance conductors (HPCs) are already being used, while R&D is being carried out on superconducting cables. Towers are being designed to lower RoW requirements. FACTS and HVDC transmission technologies are offering increased flexibility in meeting transmission challenges. Temporary towers are sought to be used to minimize outage during reconductoring of transmission lines.

 

Are you participating in ELECRAMA, what opportunities do you see in the upcoming ELECRAMA 2018 with the theme being “The World of Electricity is Changing Fast”?

Yes we participating in ELECRAMA 2018.

Electricity is moving to newer directions. World of electricity meets the future in ELECRAMA 2018. One can visualize complete domain of electricity in a vibrant experience in ELECRAMA.

We want to make ELECRAMA our launch pad for our new products that has been developed from last ELECRAMA since it is the premier global platform where the game changing developments that influence the future of the sector. We always receive very good returns on investment by displaying our new initiatives and revolutionary concepts. We always make ELECRAMA part of our core sales and marketing strategy.

 

What is your message to the Indian Power Community?

Technology up gradation and Government of India’s drive to reduce T&D losses has resulted in innovation and adoption of latest manufacturing practices by the Indian manufacturers. This has forced Indian manufacturers to produce very high quality and reliable products making it at par with global players thereby opening up huge opportunities for the global markets.

The power sector globally for the next few years will be very demanding because of the rising energy demand in developed and developing markets. The T&D sector globally is expected to attract investment of $ 1 trillion over next 5-7 years. Indian power sector is witnessing massive transformation in terms of implementation of policy, technology upgradation and investments in the renewable sectors to harness the potential of sources of energy.

 

“Electricity is moving to newer directions. World of electricity meets the future in ELECRAMA 2018. One can visualize complete domain of electricity in a vibrant experience in ELECRAMA.”

 

“The T&D sector globally is expected to attract investment of $ 1 trillion over next 5-7 years. Indian power sector is witnessing massive transformation in terms of implementation of policy, technology upgradation and investments in the renewable sectors to harness the potential of sources of energy.”

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