The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) has agreed to serve as a supporting association for Metering, Billing/CRM India. The event takes place 14 – 16 October 2008 in Mumbai, India and detailed information can be found at www.metering.com/india.

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), an autonomous Society, serves as a National Laboratory for undertaking applied research in electric power engineering besides functioning as an independent National Testing and Certification Authority for electrical equipment and components to ensure reliability and improve, innovate and develop new products. The Head Office of the Institute is at Bangalore and its other units are located at Bhopal, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ghaziabad, Kolkata and Gauwahati.

With its state-of-art infrastructure and expertise, CPRI has made significant contributions to the power sector in the country for improved planning, operation and control of power systems. Besides, in-house R&D, CPRI also undertakes sponsored research projects from manufacturers and power utilities in different areas of specialization. A number of products developed by CPRI have been licensed for commercial production. The Digital energy meters, Automatic power factor controller, Digital field strength meter, Solar selective coatings, Epoxy novolac resin, Capacitor fluid from rapeseed oil, Value added products from flyash, Online & offline reclamation of used transformer oil, Electroless nickel coatings on Mild Steel, Electrostatic voltage divider & Software packages for power systems application are a few to quote from a long list.