Essel Utilities Bags Award for Best Practice in Power sector at IUKAN 2015
Essel Utilities Distribution Company Limited (EUDCL), India's leading company in the integrated utilities business bagged award for Best Practise in Power Sector for Metering, Billing, Collection & Payments at the glittering 3rd IUKAN Utility Best Practices 2015 Awards Ceremony. The Awards aims to bring out a compendium of the best practices taken up by utilities and their partners in order to drive improvements in systems and service delivery. The Awards intend to bring a paradigm shift in the way a utility looks at its grounds team, which are the actual asset / wealth manager for the utility. Mr Satish Kulkarni, VP-IT, Essel Utilities, Mr.SonalKhurana, Business Head, Aurangabad City Water Utilities Company Limited (ACWUCL) part of Essel Utilities Distribution Company Limited &Mr. Rajeev Dholakia, Associate Vice President, Essel Infra & Utilities were present at the event.
Speaking of the achievement, Essel Infra projects, CEO, Mr. Ashok Agarwal, said, "Essel is deeply honoured to receive these prestigious awards from IUKAN. The awards will go a long way in recognizing the efforts of all our employees, partners and customers in making our projects successful."
He further added, "The Distribution Franchise model is based on Public Private Partnership (PPP) that has emerged as a solution to the problem affecting the power distribution segment. The model has shown exemplary success in addressing issues like technical & commercial losses, poor consumer services, lack of infrastructure enhancement & upgrade, weak financial position & lack of customer orientation. The model not just favours the consumer but also the DISCOM and moreover to the society at large"
The awards were given to companies having presence in Utilities, Solutions & Service Providers consultants and were invited to nominate under Power, Water, Waste management & Urban Mass Transport.
To recognize the grass root level initiatives in utility operations, the IUKAN Forum partnered with Accenture, to bring the IUKAN Accenture Utility Best Practise Awards 2015. The Utility Operators, with their partners, work through extremely complex utility projects, addressing the challenges in improving services delivery further compounded by local ecosystems. So these Awards brings forth a collection of applied best operational practises across utilities at pan India level, and set benchmarks to inspire healthy competition and growth.
Essel Group, that recently signed an agreement with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to form a technical consortium for the smart city projects, and has been invited to represent a panel that will discuss the 'Future of Sustainable Built Environment'. The Group has been making big strides towards realising the 'Smart City' dream and has been lauded for its flagship singleâ€window utility offering, 'Smart Utilities' - a first-of-its kind concept where all utility services will be offered to citizens under one roof.
The Essel Group has taken large | big strides in realizing the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of setting up 100 smart cities in India. It plans to invest over $2billion over the next 3 years in transforming major cities across India. With a vision to enhance the quality of life, the Group associates with multiple partners to develop the smart city environment by decoding the governance policy framework. It is the only integrated smart city developer in India with proven expertise in creating single window utility corridor.