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AGENDA


KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key IT and OT-related trends in the power sector?
  • What are some of the recent developments in this regard?
  • What are the key issues and concerns? What is the outlook for the sector?

UPDATE ON KEY GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES

  • What has been the progress under various government programmes (IPDS, R-APDRP, DDUGJY, NSGM, etc.)?
  • What has been the implementation experience so far and key learnings?
  • What are the next steps? What are the key areas of concern?
UTILITY PERSPECTIVE
  • What are some of the key IT-OT initiatives taken by utilities so far?
  • What are the new and emerging requirements?
  • What are the future plans? What are the IT-OT related issues and concerns?

REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

  • What is the regulator's perspective on the adoption of IT-OT by utilities?
  • What are the regulatory measures being taken to encourage technology adoption?
  • What are the biggest issues and concerns from a regulatory standpoint?

UPDATE ON SMART GRID INITIATIVES

  • What has been the progress under the pilot projects?
  • What are their key features and objectives?
  • What are the key issues? What steps are being taken to expedite completion?

SMART METERING UPDATE

  • What are the key drivers for the uptake of smart metering solutions?
  • What has been the progress in smart metering so far?
  • What are the key issues and concerns that need to be addressed for greater uptake of smart metering solutions?

IoT, BIG DATA AND CLOUD

  • What role can IoT, big data and cloud computing solutions play in the emerging power scenario?
  • What has been the trend in the uptake of such solutions by utilities?
  • What are the issues and concerns?

FOCUS ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • What are the benefits of IT-OT integration for renewable energy-based plants?
  • What are the areas where IT-OT can be used by renewable energy developers?
  • What has been the experience so far? What are the key issues and challenges?

ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • What are the advanced technologies and solutions that can help utilities in asset management?
  • What is the impact of these solutions on asset reliability, failures & maintenance?
  • What are the investments needed? What are the cost savings that can be achieved?

CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS

  • What are the key cybersecurity risks for utilities?
  • What are the strategies and solutions that can help utilities secure themselves?
  • What has been the utility experience so far? What lessons have been learnt?

COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

  • What are the new and emerging challenges related to ICT in power systems?
  • What are the technologies and solutions most suited for Indian requirements?
  • What has been the progress with regard to the development of interoperable standards and protocols?

IT-OT FOR GRID MONITORING

  • What role can IT and OT solutions play in monitoring of the transmission grid?
  • What are some of the key advantages of these technologies?
  • What are the challenges in the adoption of these solutions?

IT-OT FOR RENEWABLE INTEGRATION

  • What are the key challenges in the integration of renewable energy?
  • What are the IT-OT solutions that can be used for generation forecasting, optimisation, and balancing and integrating renewables?
  • What has been the experience so far in the adoption of these solutions?

E-MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • What would be the impact of EVs and charging infrastructure on the power sector?
  • What are the IT-OT solutions that can help utilities respond to the EV growth and load profile?
  • What are the utility plans with regard to the adoption of these solutions?

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

  • What is the potential of deploying AI and blockchain technology for the power sector?
  • What are the various areas and applications where these solutions can be leveraged?
  • What are the unique benefits? What are the key issues and concerns?

There will be dedicated segment-specific tracks on generation, transmission and distribution. These will cover areas such as communications, data analytics, real-time monitoring, asset management, regulatory compliance, management information systems and smart grid. The dedicated tracks will also cover focused areas, including:

    TRACK I - TRANSMISSION
    • What have been the key areas for IT-OT adoption by transcos?
    • What are some of the most relevant and promising IT-OT technologies for transcos?
    • What has been the utility experience? What lessons have been learnt?

    Topics Covered

    • WAMS
    • PMU
    • Systems Operation and Management
    • SCADA
    • System Planning
    • Scheduling and Energy Accounting
    • Digital Substations
    • GIS and RTUs
    • Renewable Energy Integration
    • Unmanned Substations
    • OPGW
    • Structural Analysis and Design Software
    • Etc.

PARALLEL TRACKS ON GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION

TRACK II - DISTRIBUTION

  • What have been the key areas for IT and OT adoption by discoms?
  • What are some of the most relevant and promising IT-OT technologies for discoms?
  • What has been the utility experience? What lessons have been learnt?

Topics Covered

  • AMR and AMI
  •  Smart Grid
  • Smart Metering
  •  Substation Automation
  • SCADA          
  • GIS
  •  Energy Management System  
  • Asset Management
  • Enterprise Resource Planning 
  • Blackouts
  • CRM    RMUs
  • Outage Management System   
  • Load Management
  • Field Area Network Automation         
  • RTU
  • Communication Technologies
  • Data Analytics
  • E-procurement
  •  Net Metering
  • Field Workforce Management
  • IoT and Big Data
  • ADMS            
  •  Etc

 

TRACK III - GENERATION

  • What have been the key areas for IT and OT adoption by gencos?
  • What are some of the most relevant and promising IT-OT technologies for gencos?
  • What has been the utility experience? What lessons have been learnt?

Topics Covered

  • PADO
  • Flexibilisation
  • Asset and Inventory Management
  • Operations Technology
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Asset Monitoring and Control
  • Renewable Energy Forecasting
  • Fuel Management
  • Data Centres
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • E-tendering
  • Etc
 
       
 
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