The UK Department for International Trade in partnership with BEAMA, a leading UK trade body, is bringing a Smart Grid Trade Mission to the India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) from March 7-10 here, a statement said.
The British smart grid delegation comprises nine smart grid companies along with BEAMA, which represents the interests of a collection of trade associations in the energy and power industry.
The participating companies range from smart meter manufacturers, to communication technology, data analytics, financing and software solution providers. The companies will be exhibiting at ISGW. This is the second year the UK has had a presence and is the largest delegation from the UK to participate at ISGW, a statement from the British High Commission here said.
Andy Barr, First Secretary, Department for International Trade said: “The UK companies I have met have a wealth of skills, services and technologies within and beyond the Smart Grids projects – and are interested in working with Indian partners to ensure efficient and reliable energy for all.”
The trade mission comes a month ahead of the visit of Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark to New Delhi in April. Clark will be meeting his Ministerial counterparts in New Delhi, who are hosting him for the inaugural India-UK Energy Dialogue.
Kelly Butler, Marketing Director, BEAMA said: “UK businesses are here to showcase their smart grid capabilities along with a solution-based approach to the exciting Indian market opportunity. This is a perfect precursor to the UK India Bilateral Dialogue summit taking place in April. BEAMA has established strong working relations with Indian utilities and we are looking forward to forging stronger business ties with Indian businesses through the conference.”