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AGENDA


SECTOR OVERVIEW: KEY TRENDS, COST ECONOMICS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends and developments in the solar power sector?
  • What is the capacity pipeline? Which states are taking the lead?
  • What are the key risks and challenges? What is the future outlook?

MNRE's PERSPECTIVE: KEY STEPS AND POLICY OUTLOOK

  • What have been the MNRE'S key initiatives to scale up solar power?
  • What has been the impact of recent policy moves? What are the challenges facing the industry?
  • What are the upcoming policy initiatives in this space?
SECIís ROLE: MEETING THE AMBITIOUS TENDERING TRAJECTORY
  • What are the emerging tariff and participation trends across tenders?
  • What is the plan of action to meet the new solar tendering trajectory?
  • What has been the response for rooftop tenders? What are the future plans?

STATE FOCUS

  • What are the existing state policies and programmes? What is the outlook?
  • What has been the experience in ongoing programmes?
  • What are the emerging opportunities for private developers?

DEVELOPERS' PERSPECTIVE

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

ROOFTOP SOLAR: EMERGING TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Which segments are leading in terms of rooftop uptake?
  • Is there adequate policy impetus to maintain the growth momentum, or is an extra push needed?
  • What steps need to be taken to attract more customers, particularly residential?

EMERGING DUTY STRUCTURE: IMPACT OF ANTI-DUMPING AND SAFEGUARD DUTIES

  • What is the rationale for imposing anti-dumping and safeguard duties?
  • How will the imposition of these duties impact the manufacturing industry?
  • What are the alternative mechanisms to promote domestic manufacturing?

THE NEW SOLAR DEAL: BEYOND TRADITIONAL FINANCING

  • What is the financiers' perspective on the sector? What are their concerns?
  • What are the emerging financing structures for rooftop and utility-scale plants?
  • What are the future financing needs of the sector and how can these be met?

SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE

  • What are the key cost and technology trends in the power storage space?
  • Which storage technologies are best suited for solar power projects?
  • What initiatives are being taken to promote storage? What is the outlook?

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING: IMPACT OF ANTI-DUMPING AND SAFEGUARD DUTIES

  • What is the likely impact of increased custom duties on solar equipment?
  • What is the international practice in this regard?
  • What can be done to promote domestic manufacturing?

SOLAR INNOVATION FORUM: KEY TRENDS IN THE BOS SPACE

  • What are the cost and technology trends for solar inverters, trackers, mounting structures, etc.?
  • What are the emerging efficiency improvement practices in the BoS space?
  • What is the outlook for BoS equipment?

DISTRIBUTED SOLAR: BRINGING SCALE, PROFITABILITY AND VALUE

  • What is the need to promote distributed solar power in India? What are the key bottlenecks?
  • Which companies and business models are successful in this space?
  • Is there an emerging business case for distributed solar-plus-storage?

EMERGING OPPORTUNITY I: E-MOBILITY

  • What is the potential for e-mobility in India? What are the emerging trends?
  • What are the key enablers? How will they drive solar power growth?
  • Globally, what has been the impact of growth in uptake of e-mobility on solar power demand?

EMERGING OPPORTUNITY II: SOLAR HYBRIDS

  • What has been the experience so far in the solar hybrid space in India?
  • What is the emerging policy framework?
  • What are the key challenges - technical, regulatory and financial?

FORECASTING, SCHEDULING AND DEVIATION SETTLEMENT

  • What are the key features of deviation settlement mechanism across states?
  • What is the current status of implementing forecasting & scheduling norms?
  • What are the emerging technologies and solutions to enable these mechanisms? What is the cost impact?

MUST-RUN STATUS AND GRID CHARGES

  • What is the likely impact of withdrawing the must-run status of solar projects?
  • What is the case for imposing transmission and wheeling charges on solar?
  • What is the international practice in this regard?

DISCOM FINANCES: UDAY, TARIFFS AND IMPACT OF BUYING SOLAR

  • What has been the discoms’ performance on cost coverage and tariffs?
  • What has been the impact of the UDAY scheme on their performance?
  • What is the impact of solar power procurement on discom finances?

LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES

  • What are the legal issues at different stages of project development?
  • What should be the key considerations while signing solar EPC contracts?
  • What are the key risks faced by developers in this regard?

PROGRESS IN GREEN ENERGY CORRIDORS

  • What is the status of the planned green corridors?
  • What are the plans for power evacuation from the proposed solar parks?
  • What will be the impact of large-scale renewable integration on the grid?
 
       
 
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