Thursday, 13 January 2022 | PNS | Dehradun
As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar inaugurated a webinar on ‘Power Plant Flexibilisation – A Key to Grid Stability’ and ‘Industry 4.0 – Success with Smart Solutions’, held at BHEL’s electronics division. Inaugurated via video conferencing, the webinar was attended by senior officials of BHEL’s customer organisations, industry associations and technology partners. More than 800 participants logged-in to the webinar while several others watched the proceedings through webcast mode.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that BHEL is working towards the progress of the nation by providing superior engineering systems in power and industrial sectors, including products and services. He said that power plant flexibilisation and implementation of Industry 4.0 are important for enhancing power generation with accent on reducing carbon emissions. He said that he was glad to know that BHEL has already started offering solutions in the areas of power plant flexibilisation and Industry 4.0 to customers.
Earlier, while addressing the participants, the BHEL chairman and managing director Nalin Shinghal said that BHEL has made noteworthy efforts towards meeting the infrastructural needs of the nation and referred to the various developments taken up in this direction. He also said that BHEL’s Electronics Division, Bengaluru played a key role in offering control systems and IT-based solutions for power plants and Traction.
The POSOCO CMD KVS Baba, president of Valment Automation, Finland, Sami Riekkola and CEA chief engineer BC Mallick besides other speakers from NTPC, Valmet Automation, Steag, IESA, IIT-Chennai and BHEL also expressed their views on the occasion.