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DAY ONE
WELCOME REMARKS
  • Welcome remarks by Alok Brara, Publisher, Power Line

KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

Questions/Topics:
  • What have been the key trends in solar power segment including solar parks, rooftop and captive?
  • What are the key business drivers for solar power? What is the capacity pipeline?
  • What are the key risks and challenges and how can they be mitigated? What is the future outlook?
  • Presentation by Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director, BRIDGE TO INDIA
KEYNOTE SESSION: WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW SECRETARY
  • Interaction with Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

SPECIAL SESSION: SECI’S PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the energy requirements for high speed rail projects?
  • What is the current status of initiatives like solar parks, rooftop solar and off-grid?
  • What are the key challenges? What are the future allocation plans and new initiatives?
  • Remarks/presentation by Dr Ashvini Kumar, Managing Director, SECI

KEYNOTE SESSION: DEVELOPERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the developers’ outlook for the Indian solar market?
  • What are their investment plans and strategies to meet future demand?
  • What are their expectations from the government and other stakeholders?

Panel discussion among:

  • Sanjay Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum India
  • Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head- India, First Solar Power
  • Sunil Jain, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Hero Future Energies
  • Satish Mandhana, Managing Partner, Private Equity & Sustainable Initiatives, IDFC Alternatives
  • Gaurav Sood, Chief Executive Officer, Sprng Energy
  • Mohit Saraf, Senior Partner, Luthra and Luthra

SOLAR TRACKER MARKET & TECHNOLOGY TREND

  • Presentation by Allen Cao, Country Head, Arctech Solar India

FOCUS ON BALANCE OF SYSTEM - I

Questions/Topics:

  • What have been the cost trends for key BoS components (inverters, mounting structures, trackers, cables, etc.)?
  • What are the major issues and challenges pertaining to these components?
  • What have been the key technology advancements in the BoS space?
  • Presentation Mayank Mishra, Senior Manager, India Business Development, Huawei

PROJECT SHOWCASE: ADANI PORTS

  • Presentation by Shahzad Athar, General Manager, Container Marketing, Adani Ports

KACO NEW ENERGYS’ PERSPECTIVE

  • Presentation by David Mabille, Chief Strategy Officer, Kaco New Energy

INNOVATIVE FINANCE STRUCTURES

Questions/Topics:

  • How has solar financing evolved overtime? What is the financiers’ perception of the sector?
  • What are the new and innovative financing structures for rooftop and utility-scale projects?
  • What are the future financing needs of the sector? How is it likely to be met?
  • Presentation by Vinod Kala, Managing Director, Emergent Ventures on ‘Cost and Tariff Trends’

Panel discussion among (in alphabetical order):

  • Vinod Kala, Managing Director, Emergent Ventures
  • C.M. Khurana, Chief General Manager, IIFCL
  • Sitesh Sinha, Assistant Vice President, PTC India Financial Services
  • Abhilakh Singh, General Manager, IREDA

SOLAR SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the industry perspective on current system integration practice in solar space?
  • What are the key issues and challenges in system integration?
  • What are the expectations of stakeholders across solar value chain from each other?

Panel discussion among:

  • Rahul Kshetrapal, General Manager, Sterling And Wilson
  • Hari Krishna K., Senior General Manager, Greenko
  • Guy Rong, President, Arctech Solar Holding Co. Ltd
  • Sanjeev Kumar V., Senior General Manager, Greenko
  • Hank Wang, VP International-Business Department, Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ltd
  • Aaron Wu, General Manager, Phono Solar Technology Co., Ltd, SUMEC Group
DAY TWO
 

RECAP OF DAY ONE

  • Presentation by Renewable Watch
GREEN CORRIDORS AND GRID INTEGRATION

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the status of the planned green corridors for power evacuation from renewable sources?
  • What are the plans for evacuation of power from the proposed solar parks?
  • What will be the impact of large-scale renewable integration on the grid?
  • Presentation by Rajesh Kumar, Chief Manager, Smart Grid, Power Grid Corporation of India

DISCOM FINANCES: UDAY STATUS

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current state of discom finances across various states?
  • How do the financial losses of discoms impact their credibility and capability to buy solar power?
  • What has been the progress so far under the UDAY scheme?
  • Presentation by Sabyasachi Majumdar, Senior Vice President and Head, Power Sector Ratings, ICRA

ROLE OF ENERGY STORAGE IN GRID INTEGRATION

Questions/Topics:
  • How has the economics of energy storage changed over time? What is the cost economics?
  • Which technologies are most suited in Indian scenario? What is the status of various pilot projects?
  • What has been the global experience? What are the best practices for India?
  • Presentation by Dr Rahul Walawalkar, President and Managing Director, and Global Head, Emerging Technologies and Markets Customized Energy Solutions

ROOFTOP SOLAR

Questions/Topics:
  • Has the rooftop solar industry matured enough to grow without subsidy support?
  • Is the current policy impetus enough to keep the momentum going, or we need an extra push?
  • What needs to be done to attract a larger customer base, especially from the residential sector?

Presentations by:

  • Ritu Lal, Vice President, Business Development, Amplus Solar
  • Santosh Kamath, Partner, KPMG

LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES AND IMPACT OF GST ON SOLAR

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the legal issues and challenges involved at different stages of solar project development?
  • What should be the key considerations of developers while signing solar EPC contracts?
  • What are the key risks faced by developers in this regard? What are the best practices?
  • Presentation by Pallavi Bedi, Partner, Luthra and Luthra…

FOCUS ON BALANCE OF SYSTEMS - II

Questions/Topics:

  • What have been the cost trends for key BoS components (inverters, mounting structures, trackers, cables, etc.)?
  • What are the different initiatives taken by the railways to reduce this consumption?
  • What have been the key technology advancements in the BoS space?

Presentations by: (in alphabetic order)

  • Praveen Kumar Mabian, Deputy General Manager, CSD Operations, JSW Steel Coated Products
  • David Mabille, Chief Strategy Officer, Kaco New Energy
  • Bhupender Yadav, Assistant Vice President, Sales & Marketing, C&S Electric

NTPC PERSPECTIVE

Questions/Topics:

  • What are NTPC’s views and perspective on the Indian solar market?
  • What are their investment plans and strategies? What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the expectations from the government and other stakeholders?
  • Presentation by Surinder Raina, General Manager Incharge, Renewable Energy and Nuclear, NTPC…

OFF-GRID SOLAR

Questions/Topics:

  • What is the current size and potential of the decentralised solar power market?
  • What are the key government initiatives and subsidy programmes?
  • What are the major issues and challenges in the uptake of solutions like solar pumps, mini-grids and lighting?
  • Presentation by Shobhit Srivastava, Scientist C, Off-Grid Solar, MNRE

SPECIAL SESSION: MEDA POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES

Questions/Topics:

  • What are the existing state policies and programmes?
  • What has been the experience from ongoing programmes?
  • What are the upcoming tenders? What are the opportunities for private developers?
  • Presentation by Rajaram Mane, Director General, Maharashtra Energy Development Authority


 
       
 
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