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TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends and developments in the past one year?
  • What is the outlook? What are the new opportunities?
  • What are the key challenges?         

CGD OPERATORSí PERSPECTIVE

  •  How do the operators perceive the CGD sector currently?
  • How attractive is the CGD business?
  • What are the new business opportunities?
  • What are the key challenges?
REGULATORY UPDATE: PNGRBís PERSPECTIVE
  • What is the progress on the various bidding rounds?
  • What are the key policy initiatives in the pipeline?
  • What are the changes expected in bidding strategies for the upcoming rounds?
  • What are the targets for the next few years?

ACCELERATING DEPLOYMENT OF CGD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A SUSTAINABLE INDIA

  • What are the key hurdles in rolling out CGD infrastructure in new geographical areas? How can IT help accelerate roll-outs?
  • How can IT be used to achieve more precise and predictable outcomes during the project phase?
  • How can cloud-based IT platforms be used to optimise software deployment and costs during the project phase?
  • Will the IT model of “start small” and “leverage large” be beneficial for new CGD companies?
  • How can a CGD company accelerate customer acquisition by leveraging IT?

DOMESTIC GAS AND LNG SUPPLY OUTLOOK

  • What is the current status of gas supply?
  • What are the current sourcing options? Have they changed in the past one year?
  • What is the outlook for gas supply?

PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • What is the status of pipeline infrastructure?
  • What is the progress on pipelines under construction?
  • What are the plans for the next few years?

FOCUS ON CNG NETWORKS

  •  What are the specific requirements of setting up CNG networks?
  • How are the CGD companies ensuring effective operations of networks?
  • What are the different technology options?
  • What has been the experience so far?

FOCUS ON PNG NETWORKS

  • What are the specific requirements of setting up PNG networks?
  • What are the different technology options?
  • What has been the experience so far?

COSTS AND TARIFFS AND VIABILITY

  •  What factors determine the commercial viability of CGD projects?
  • What are the key cost components and the revenue sources?
  • What are the trends in network tariffs across states? What is the tariff outlook?

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • What are the various aspects of project management from concept to commissioning (planning, engineering, design, etc.)?
  • What are the key statutory requirements (land, environment, safety, etc.)?
  • What are the success factors for project execution and technical evaluation in the sector?
  • What are the biggest challenges?

O&M OF CGD NETWORKS

  • What has been the experience so far in leveraging IT for the O&M of CGD networks/assets?
  • What are the most promising technologies (GIS, SCADA, ERP, etc.)?
  • What are the global best practices?
  • What are the emerging IT-OT requirements for asset optimisation?
PIPELINE INTEGRITY AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
  • What are the key risks and challenges in ensuring safety and security in CGD pipeline networks?
  • What are the innovations/technologies available in driving integrity and safety (leak detection, repair/rehabilitation, etc.)?
  • What are the global best practices?

SMART METERING AND BILLING

  • What has been the experience so far in metering and billing?
  • What are the new metering technologies being considered for deployment?
  • What are the key challenges?
  • How can IT support the emerging smart metering and billing requirements?

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • What are the emerging requirements of customer service?
  • How can world class services be offered at affordable costs?
  • What are the global best practices?

FOCUS ON MATERIALS AND FITTINGS

  • What are the key materials/fittings being used in CGD pipelines?
  • What are the latest innovations in the Indian market?
  • What are the global best practices?

PROJECT SHOWCASE: EXISTING AND NEW GAs

  • Which are some of the noteworthy projects (operational and upcoming)?
  • What are their key features (network size, design, milestones, etc.)?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the experience of these projects?
 
       
 
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