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KEYNOTE SESSION: IR PERSPECTIVE

  • What are IR’s electrification targets? What are the existing strategies to meet them?
  • What are the recent initiatives taken by IR to expedite electrification work? What are the key outcomes achieved under Mission Electrification?
  • What are the new targets and timelines pertaining to rail electrification? What are the investment requirements?

ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENTS: CURRENT SOURCING OPTIONS AND FUTURE STRATEGIES

  •  What is IR’s current energy mix? What are the existing and emerging sources of energy?
  • What are the electrical infrastructure requirements in light of these sources?
  • What will be the role of renewable energy in meeting IR’s future energy requirements?
CONTRACTORS' PERSPECTIVE AND EXPECTATIONS
  • What has been the contractors’ experience so far? What has been the impact of recent initiatives taken by IR to promote electrification?
  • What are the biggest concerns? What are the lessons learnt?
  • What are their expectations from the ministry?

FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY: MECHANISED METHODS FOR RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION

  • What are the new and innovative methods/techniques available for railway electrification (cylindrical foundation augering and casting, mast installation and wiring, etc.)?
  • What has been the experience so far in the adoption of these solutions? What has been the impact on cost and efficiency?
  • What are the global best practices? What are the key issues and challenges?

ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE PRODUCTION TARGETS AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS

  • What have been the key trends in the production and acquisition of electric locomotives? How has the production capacity expanded in the past years?
  • What are the recent innovations in design?
  • What are IR’s initiatives and future plans? What are the upcoming opportunities for technology and equipment suppliers?

CONVERSION OF DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES TO ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES:
CURRENT STATUS, EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE PLANS

  •  What are IR’s plans and targets for converting diesel locomotives to electric locomotives?
  • What has been the progress so far? What are the future requirements?
  • What are the associated costs?
  • What are the specific technology and equipment requirements?

ADVANCEMENTS IN ROLLING STOCK: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

  • What are IR’s plans for deploying energy efficient rolling stock (such as 9000 HP locomotives, fuel cell-hybrid trains and e-loco push-pull trains)?
  • What are the recent developments in this regard? What is the cost economics?
  • What are the investment requirements? What are the opportunities for technology and equipment suppliers?

ELECTRIFICATION OF HIGH SPEED RAIL CORRIDORS: UPCOMING PROJECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  •  What are the electrification requirements and specifications for high-speed rail systems?
  • What are the technology options and enhancements offered by vendors?
  • What are the upcoming projects and opportunities?

IR'S TRANSMISSION NETWORK: EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE AND UPCOMING PROJECTS

  •  What are IR’s plans for developing its own transmission network?
  • What has been the progress so far? What are the targets and timelines?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities and investment requirements?

ROLE OF ENERGY STORAGE: EMERGING SOLUTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  •  What are the available energy storage technologies and solutions for IR’s application?
  • What has been the experience so far in the adoption of these solutions?
  • What are the cost savings that can be achieved? What are the new trends & advances?

ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

  • What are the key applications of IT, control and monitoring tools in rail electrification?
  • How has been the uptake of such solutions so far? What are the new trends & advances?
  • What are the global best practices and enabling technologies?
EMERGING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • What are the various equipment requirements for rail electrification?
  • What are the new trends and advancements (such as V-connected traction transformers, light weight modular cantilevers, etc.)?
  • How is the industry gearing up to meet the emerging requirements of the railways sector?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

PROJECT SHOWCASE

  •  What are some of the noteworthy projects? Which are the new technologies and solutions deployed?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the experience of these projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
 
       
 
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