Altec and Mtandt hosted India's First Live Line Symposium at Pragati Maidan on April 5, 2019. The inaugural event, held in conjunction with the 2019 GRIDTECH International Exhibition and Conference, hosted experts from across India's electric utility sector to discuss safe live line work practices and the positive effect insulated aerial equipment can have in providing reliable and sustainable power to India.

Line Symposium 2019

Attendees heard case studies from the USA and a special delegation from China on the long-term benefits of live line work and how insulated equipment has improved productivity, safety, and efficiency in the electric utility industry. Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Director General of India's National Power Training Institute, was the keynote speaker who talked about trends in safety and training in India.

"The predominant work practice in India is to shut off power during line maintenance with a very small portion of the work being done on live lines," said Chitra Ranganathan, Altec Market Development Director, Asia Pacific. "India is seeing an increased demand for uninterrupted electric power supply for industrial, commercial, and residential consumers. This demand is driving electric utilities to embrace new technologies and work methodologies."

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Altec is the leading provider of equipment for live line utility work, providing products and services in more than 100 countries. Altec is excited to partner with Mtandt to introduce its products and services that support the construction and maintenance of utility infrastructure in India.

The Mtandt group, offers top-class products and best in class customer services and is considered the largest Aerial Work Platform Rental company in India. Altec products are industry leaders and consistently raise the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features, and dedication to customer satisfaction. NPTI an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization under the Ministry of Power (GOI), is a National Apex body for Training and Human Resource Development in the Power Sector with its Corporate Office in Faridabad.
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