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Deven Babubhai Patel is the Head of Smart Grid Solutions and works with utility customers to conceptualise and implement new smart grid, automation, and power system solutions that improve operational efficiency.

He believes that efficient utilisation of existing automation systems and technology, coupled with the use of digital technology is the way forward. This will help utilities meet the challenges they deal with today and are likely to face tomorrow.

Deven has worked with multiple India-based power utilities where he spearheaded and implemented a number of new initiatives. These included the use of GSM technology for SCADA and AMR application at an Indian utility during 2003-04. In addition, he implemented the largest integrated SCADA, Energy Management Systems (EMS) and Distribution Management Systems (DMS) project in India in 2008. Amongst his latest successes was the implementation of a smart grid pilot project which had the largest number of functionalities in a single project.

Deven is well-known in the Indian utility circle, and considered an expert on SCADA, EMS and DMS, and smart grid projects He was also Board of Governance member (industry representative) of India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) from 2011 to 2014.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communication from NIT Surat.

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

Last updated: 14 May 2018