India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) launched the first edition of the ISGF Innovation Awards 2017 as part of this year’s India Smart Grid Week. ISGF is a public private partnership initiative of the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India with the mandate of accelerating smart-grid deployments across the country. With active participation and support of 170+ members comprising of ministries and government institutions, utilities, regulators, technology providers, academia and research ISGF has evolved as a globally reputed think tank
“ISGF Innovation Awards is intended to recognize individuals and organizations from public and private utilities, service providers, urban local bodies, technology companies, researchers and academia that have set new benchmarks in Smart Grid and Smart City domains” said Mr. Reji Pillai, President of ISGF. The prestigious Awards will showcase the globally growing smart ecosystem and foster global partnerships.
ISGF Innovation Awards will recognize individuals and organizations to encourage scaling up of ground breaking innovations.ISGF invites public and private utilities, service providers, urban local bodies, technology companies, researchers and academia to nominate and to share their accomplishments and their project demonstrations. Nominations can be made in the following categories.
Nominations were invited from public and private Utilities, Technology Providers, Urban Local Bodies, Regulators, State Govt., Central Government Organizations, R&D Centers, Incubators, Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) and B2B or B2C Aggregators hosting smart technologies.
The prominent jury comprised of,
· AMANORA PARK TOWN
· BSES YAMUNA
· CESC KOLKATA
ISGF President’s Award for the best contribution towards growth of Smart Grids in India
Please note:Nominations were not invited in this category. Winners in this category are selected by ISGF only – not by the juries of ISGF Innovation Award.
1. DR. KIRIT PARIKH, FORMER MEMBER PLANNING COMISSION
2. P.UMASHANKAR, FORMER SECRETORY MINISTRY OF POWER
3. AMARJEET KUMAR, WI-SUN ALLIANCE INDIA CO-ORDINATOR