Full Conference Programme

Hear from industry experts discuss the latest challenges and developments for the Indian renewable energy market



Wednesday 17 May 2017

11:00 -13:00


Welcome & Inauguration Ceremony 


(All attendees Welcome)

Welcome Address - Mr. Glenn Ensor, Managing Director, PennWell International, UK 

Address by: Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Advisor, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia 2017, India

Keynote Address: Mr. K.M. Singh, CMD, NHPC, India* 

Keynote Address by  – Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, India*       

Keynote Address- Shri Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL, India*          

Keynote Address- Mr. I.S. Jha, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, India*  

Keynote Address- Shri P.V. Ramesh, CMD, Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd., India*

Keynote Address- Mr. P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, India*

Keynote Address- Shri Susheel Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, India*

Keynote Address- Mr. Rajeev Sharma, CMD, Power Finance Corporation, India*

Keynote Address- Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India*      

Keynote Address- Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Forest and Environment, India*          

Keynote Address by - Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India*                       

Chairman Address: Mr. Anil Razdan, Former Secretary (Power), Govt. Of India, India     

 Chief Guest - Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India*      

13:00 - 14:00 Delegate Lunch Break
Session 1
14:00 - 15:30


High-Level Plenary Panel Discussion: India's Rapidly Transforming Power System

Mr. Ravindra Kumar Verma, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, India*

Mr. A.K. Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), India

Mr. I.S. Jha, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India, India*

Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, India*

Mr. Ravi Parthasarthy, Chairman, IL&FS, India*

Mr. Ravi Uppal, MD & Group CEO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India*

Mr. Sushil Kumar Soonee, Advisor, POSOCO, India*

Mr. K.S. Popli, Chairman, IREDA, India*


Session 2  
16:00 - 17:30


Panel Discussion: Examining the Policy Roadmap for the 175 GW, 2022 Target

Session Chair: Anchit Gupta, CEO, Focal Energy, India

Policy Keys to Unlock Universal Energy Access: Ground-Breaking Analysis of Best Practice for High-Growth Distributed Renewable Energy Markets
Mrs. Kristina Skierka, Power for All, USA

Is Renewable a matter of definition?

Mr. Rahul Varshney, Director, Statkraft, India

Mr. Rahul Prithiani, Director, CRISIL Research, India

Mr. Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, First Solar, India

Mr. Anis De, Partner, KPMG, India

Mr. Kuldeep Jain, Managing Director, Clean Max Solar, India*


Energy Storage &  Greater Renewable Energy Integration

A Practical Approach to Storage Optimisation and Hydro Scheduling in Mixed Market Environment for Distribution Utility Owned Generation Stations
Mr. Anand S. R, Dy. Chief Engineer, KSEBL (Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd), India

Pumped Hydro Storage: The Best Possible Electrical Energy Storage Media in India
Mr. Partha Haldar, Assistant Engineer (Mechanical), Damodar Valley Corporation, India"

Title TBC
Dr. M. Eswaramoorthy, ACS College of Engineering, India

Solar Ramp Rate Control using a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
Mr. Bishal Madhab Mazumdar, DNV GL, Norway
CO-Author: Mr. Shu Zhen, Mr. Chheda Ketan, Mr.Terence Goh, DNV GL, Norway"


Thursday 18 May 2017

Session 3
09:30 - 11:00

How to Successfully Finance Renewable Energy Projects -Real-Life Examples

Session Chair: Mr. Satish Kumar Bhargava, Director- Finance, IREDA, India

Title TBC
Mr. Daanish Varma, Director- Sustainable Investment Banking, Yes Bank, India

IFC experience in renewable energy in Central Asia: projects, challenges and opportunities
Mr. Anton Chernyshev, Project manager for Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus, Europe and Central Asia Energy ProgramIFC- SSH

Title TBC
Mr. Devin Narang, Managing Director, Sindicatum, India

Title TBC
Mr. Andrew Hines, Co-founder, Clean Max Solar, India* 

Focus on Microgrids

Session Chair: Mr Rakesh Bohra, Sr. Associate Manager, Green Initiatives, Infosys

Cellular Grid-Design: Micro-Grids taking over Service Functions within the Central Grid
Dr. Karl Kolmsee, CEO, Smart Hydro, Germany

Decision Support and Forecasting Tool for Microgrid Management
Dr. Ganesh Sauba, Principal Consultant- Power & Electrification, DNV-GL, The Netherlands

Design of battery storage system for Microgrid
Speaker TBC, B&V, India

Paving the Way for an Energy-Independent India - A Stone Edge Farm Microgrid Vision
Mr. Craig Wooster, Owner, Wooster Energy, USA

11:00 - 11:30 Delegate Coffee Break  
Session 4
11:30 - 13:00 


New Business Models for Renewable Companies

Session Chair: Mr. Anchit Gupta, CEO, Focal Energy, India

Title TBC
Mr Thomas Mathew, Sr. Vice President- Business Development, Amplus Solar, India*

Title TBC
Mytrah Energy India Pvt. Ltd., India*



Latest Advances in Solar PV


Impact of Solar Power Plant Connection to Weak Electricity Grids
Mr. Rahul Shelke, CTO, CleanMax Solar, India

PV System Audit to Maximize the Plant Performance
Mr. Sri Ranga Sathyanarayan, Sri Ganga Consultants, India

Technology Advantage of Thin Film CdTe Modules
Mr. Amit Mittal, Director Technical- Sales, First Solar, India

Title TBC
Mr Rakesh Bohra, Sr. Associate Manager- Green Initiatives, Infosys*


13:00 - 14:00  Delegate Lunch 
Session 5  
14:00 - 15:30


Joint Plenary Panel Discussion: Exploring How India's Grid System Needs to Evolve

Session Chair: Mr. R.P. Sasmal, Director (Operation), Power Grid, India*

Achieving Grid Stability With Renewable Power Development Along With Energy Storage Back Up Power In Post-2022 Scenario
Mr. Surendra P. Sharma, Dy. General Manager (Contract & Material), NTPC,

Mr. Prateek  Agarwal - CEO, Sterlite Power, India*



Bioenergy & Waste to Energy

Application of Root Level Research and Development to Fight the Challenges in the Logistics of Biomass Supply Chain Management
Mr. Monish Ahuja, Managing Director, Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Private Ltd, India

Plasma Gasification Solution Syngas for Power Generation
Mr. Richard Fish, President, Alter NRG, USA

Powering Urban Transportation with Bio-Waste
Mr. Kamal Raj, Sr. Associate Manager- Green Initiatives- Infosys


15:30 - 16:00 Delegate Coffee Break 
Session 6:
16:00 - 17:30


Strategic Issues in Solar Development

Session Chair: Mr Rakesh Bohra, Sr. Associate Manager, Green Initiatives, Infosys

Solar Sharing- a Power-Agro Hybrid: Alleviating Poverty in India
Mr. Abhinav Jindal, Sr. Manager- EEMG, NTPC, India

Lessons Learnt and How Things Can Go Bad Due to Flaws in Designing
Mr. Bihag Mehta, Director, OST Energy, India

Solar Energy Monitoring & Firecasting for India
Dr. Jaya Sngh, Director, BKC WeatherSys, India

A review on the growth and challenges of solar energy utilization in India
Dr. R. Senthil Murugan, BHEL Mr. Murrey Vance, President, Plasma Energy Group, USA


Friday 19 May 2017

Session 7
09:30 - 11:00



Strategic Issues in Wind Development

Session Chairman: Mr. Sudhir Nuns, Orange Renewable, India

Title TBC
Mr. Abhilakh Singh, General Manager (TS), IREDA, India

Preparing Indian Power System for Large Scale Integration of Offshore Wind Power
Speaker TBC, DVN GL

First Offshore Windfarm Project in India – with EU Backing

Mr Pers Vølund, Project and Market Director- Wind, COWI A/S






Unlocking India's Hydro Potential via Small-Scale Generation

Practical Experiences in Executing Micro Hydro Projects
Mr. Shiram Bharatan,Lead - Ecosystem Engagement, Prakruti Renewable Power, India

Title TBC
Ms. Kanchan Bhalla, Sr. Manager (TS), IREDA, India

Competitiveness of Micro Hydro Plant up to 25kW in India
Mr. Alfred Bucheli, Managing Director, Alfred Bucheli LLC

Harnessing the untapped Potential of Water # Micro Screw Turbines
Mr. Rishi Copra, Asstt. General Manager, JASH Engineering Ltd., India

11:00 - 11:30 Delegate Coffee Break  
Session 8

Panel Discussion on: Impetus to Deliver Skilled Manpower for Renewable Energy Sector


Session Chair: Dr. Praveen Saxena, CEO, Skill Council for Green Jobs, India

Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi, Head- Standards and Research, Skill Council for Green Jobs, India*

Mr. Chandan Banerjee, DDG, National Institute of Solar Energy, India*

Mr. Kapil Nirmal, Director, SunAura Technologies, India*

Mr. Hiten Parekh, CEO, Everest Solar, India*

Mr. Kushagra Nandan, President and Co-founder, Sun Source, India*


13:00 - 14:00  Delegate Lunch