26th April 2017
Time Session Type Topic
10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. Plenary Indian Power Horizon Enriched by Wind
Wind, over past twenty five years in India, has proved itself to be scalable and cost effective source for power generation. As the wind energy becomes mature, this session will focus on its rightful place in the overall power mix. This session will analyze generation mix, drivers for power sector growth and the forecasted demand until 2030. It will highlight the challenges and opportunities with higher wind integration on the grid. The plenary will deliberate on ancillary service pricing, spinning reserves and innovative pricing mechanisms.
11.30 - 11.45 a.m. Tea / Coffee Break
11.45 a.m. - 01.15 p.m. Parallel Session 1 Make in India - Manufacturing opportunities
Wind Sector is well aware of the "Make in India" Programme. The localization or indigenization has gone up to 75% and in some components it has gone up to 90%. The industry is supported by a robust supply chain which has restricted imports only to very few critical commodities / components. The session shall explore opportunities to further optimize localization and economy of scale for price reduction. The localized product of components and commodities will also form part of the export to key markets considering maturity of Indian Engineering and Technical manpower availability. This session augurs well with the National Off Set policy of less imports and more exports to make the wind industry net foreign exchange earner.
Parallel Session 2 Regulatory round-up and legal landscape - what needs to change?
The legislative and regulatory drivers are critical for growth in wind sector. Since enactment of Electricity Act 2003, the wind sector has seen substantial growth in initial years however now with considerable capacity in place and with change the overall power scenario, there are regulatory challenges. The primary being the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and the other is procurement tariff and methodology. With possibility of interstate sale of power a new set or regulatory changes may be required on connectivity, open access, charges etc. Open Access / captive use has been an important market segment for wind power, the future of the same remains an area of concern. The session will deliberate on these regulatory challenges and suggest a way forward.
01.15 p.m. - 02.15 p.m.   Lunch
02.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m Parallel Session 1 Emerging Opportunities – Offshore and Competitive Bidding
The Wind Power in India and in Global has matured as on-shore green field projects. Two decades of wind history has adopted itself to various policy changes. More so, there is a major shift in policy regime to transform from Feed-in-Tariff to Bidding / Auction route. The 1 GW project floated by MNRE is just a beginning. The session will also focus on the potential of the off-shore in India which is considered as expensive power and more so in a energy surplus scenario and the policy support it would require. Interestingly, some Global experience has shown that off-shore to be cheaper than on-shore. This session would look at success stories, opportunities and challenges to drive the market with Competitive Bidding and at the same time, beginnings off-shore keeping in mind a potential of 302 GW on-shore.
Parallel Session 2 Innovation & Global Technology Trends
Over the past twenty years, Wind LCOE has come down by over 80% due to scale and significant advances in wind turbine and component technology. As wind is at the threshold of becoming fastest growing and most affordable source of clean energy, this session will discuss future innovations and trends in technology.In addition to the expected focus on the turbine and key components, the panel will also debate future innovations pertaining to O&M, Asset Management tools and Data Analytics.
03.15 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. Tea / Coffee Break
03.30 p.m. - 05.00 p.m. Plenary Session Grid Integration & Planning
The goal of 60GW wind, and 100GW of solar, capacity addition would critically depend upon the successful grid integration of wind power. The discussions on grid generation would encompass the entire gamut from regulations on connectivity, technical standards, transmission planning, and operational issues to manage variable but predictable wind generation. Use of forecasting techniques along with data communication can accommodate higher percentage of wind power in grid, as demonstrated in some countries, wouldcreate the opportunities for growth. This would further be facilitated by emergence of ancillary/balancing services. The session would take a deep dive into these aspects of grid integration.
27th April 2017
Time Session Type Topic
10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. Plenary Session Wind and Sustainability
Place of wind energy in the global landscape of energy and climate change is undisputable. This session will dwell on Global Capacity Addition and challenges therein. More importantly for markets like India which has a target of 60 GW by 2022 and 100 GW by 2030, the focus will rest on integration of wind into the main stream and its sustainability. The debate will link global experience and thought process and lessons to be learnt or a home grown plan for sustainable growth is of high priority. Global interest in India by the financial community to see India has a high growth rate market with predictable future by numbers and meet the technical challenges.
11.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. Tea / Coffee Break
11.45 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. Parallel Session 1 Exports from India
The current export of USD 5 Million per annum can be ramped up to USD 2 to 3 Billion. India is the cheapest country in the world by project cost and Indian wind energy goods are accepted worldwide. The opportunities for export as seen by the industry and encouraged by the Department of Commerce is enormous. The challenges lie in cost of logistics, export credit, new green lines of credit and opportunity not only in project management but also in services of O&M.
11.45 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. Parallel Session 2 Wind & Solar Energy - Operating Together
India is bestowed with abundant renewable resources mainly wind and solar. In order to meet our ever growing energy demand, it is imperative to tap the resources available to maximum possible extent. Policy and Regulatory framework and few external factors making solar and wind at different platform, there is need to leverage potential of each resource by complementing instead of treating both differently. This particular session dwells on opportunities and challenges of both wind and solar which are distinct but can complement each other in a long term perspective. Also potentially include some topics that highlight wind’s positives like no need for water, certification ensuring good quality etc. and ask for level playing field
01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m Lunch
02.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m Plenary Session State Level Challenges & Way forward
States have been play a vital role in adding up renewable energy capacity for the past 2 decades. Even though ambitious target has been set by the centre, adoption and implementation rest with states which are facing few critical challenges like renewable energy mix in overall power generation, grid management, land availability for developing wind farms without compromising other important uses especially agriculture, financially distressed discoms etc. Moreover, the key challenge remains the cost power to be delivered to the end use customer. Disparity that prevails over potential states and non-potential states of wind resource in terms of RPO has been adding more strain on off take of wind power by potential states which are only eight.
This session would address all the above issues and analyse solutions such as Inter-state trading, implementation of uniform RPO across states with infallible penal mechanism, rejuvenating REC market with necessary modifications, if any.
03.00 p.m. - 03.15 p.m Tea / Coffee Break
03.15 p.m. - 04.15 p.m. Plenary Session Environomics of Wind
This is perhaps a unique session combining clean environment and to address challenges of climate change but at the same time, economics of wind power, keeping in mind the purchaser in foreseeable future or the distribution companies. Due study will be made on harnessing wind power which is a gift of nature and the ways to make wind power attractive for the buyer and at the same time take care of technical requirements. This session will be addressed by the Nodal Ministry, Ministry of Environment and Forest, lenders and financiers to the rapid growth and overall planners in the Power Ministry.
04.15 p.m. - 05.15 pm. Valedictory Session