Dr. Jörg Polster (German Embassy, 5th from left) opened the German Pavilion, which was organised on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) by the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI), NürnbergMesse GmbH and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

World Utility Summit and ELECRAMA 2020


The World Utility Summit took place on 20 - 21 January 2020 as part of the 14th edition of ELECRAMA, the largest electrical engineering fair in the region. The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) is an official supporter of the World Utility Summit, which attracted over 300 delegates from 50 countries. Leaders from across the globe deliberated on the preparedness of utilities to deal with transformational changes. Regulators, technology providers, consultants, government bodies and utility leaders shared their views on multiple challenging and exciting scenarios, helping shape the roadmap of future utilities.

The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble State Secretary Shri Anand Kumar, MNRE, Dr. Jörg Polster, Head of the Economic Department of the German Embassy in Delhi, and Mr. Vikram Gandotra, Chairman of the World Utility Summit. Renowned German speakers Dr. Markus Merkel from EWE NETZ GmbH Oldenburg; Prof. Sebastian Lehnhoff, Carl-von-Ossietzky-University of Oldenburg; Dr. Bernhard Ernst and Dr. Jochen Bard from Fraunhofer IEE; and Dr. Martin Braun from Fraunhofer IEE Kassel touched upon a range of topics including revenue security, digitalisation & cyber security, battery storage, and the political frameworks required for the energy transition. At the German pavilion, 15 German companies exhibited their latest products and services. There were approximately 40 German companies present at the fair, and IGEF-SO utilised this opportunity to exchange ideas with them. ELECRAMA, a flagship event of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), recorded 300,000 participants from more than 100 countries who visited over 1,250 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. 

More information on ELECRAMA and the WorldUtilitySummit here.