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2nd National power Summit, Hyderabad, ends on a high note

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National Power Summit, Hyderabad

The much-awaited 2nd National power Summit, ended on high note in Hyderabad, on 12th July.

The event that was organised with the support of state chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, was chaired by N. Janaiah, Vice Chairman and MD, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd and mentored by Ajay Misra, Chief Secretary, Energy, Environment Science and Technology, Government of Telangana. The summit was attended by industry stakeholders and decision makers, to ponder over major issues and topics concerning to energy ecosystem.

Janaiah shared his happiness to be associated with Elets for the summit to highlight the developments in the state, and in and around the area.

HE Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador of His Majesty the King Of Morocco to the Republic of India, Ajay Mishra, Chief Secretary, Energy, Environment Science and Technology, Government of Telangana, Akkineni Amala, Director, Annapurna International School Of Film + Media, Eletsonline Founder Dr. Ravi Gupta, lit the lamp and shared their views at the inaugural session on ‘energising India driving growth’.

Speaking at the inaugural session, SanojKumarJha, Secretary, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Government of India talked about the commission’s efforts so that renewable system goes hassle free.

 

Amala congratulated Elets for the summit. She also talked about climate change and how the matter was of concern and had to be addressed in today’s times. She also lent her full support for the initiative.

Maliki, who was one of the key speakers at the events, hailed the Telangana government for its efforts in power and energy sector. “Telangana is beacon of hope and a source of inspiration, for it is one of the few States in India that provides free power (24 hours/7 days) to more than 34 lakh (3.400.000) agriculturists. The State is also ranked 2nd at the national level in terms of generated solar energy and, in the near future, will become a power surplus State and self-sufficient in power generation. We all await with eagerness Telangana’s efforts to bolster by 1000 MW its already admirable installed solar energy capacity of 3500 MW,” he said.

 

Misra stressed on the air quality improvement in Hyderabad, talking about its need in today’s times. He also added how electric vehicles and mobility could help in this.

Chetan Jain, Manager-Business Development, Indian Energy Exchange Limited shared a presentation on the Indian power market talking about topics like transmission pricing, Missing market segments and more.

The event then commenced its first panel discussion on Innovation and Trends in renewable Energy, Generation and Integration Challenges and Way-Forward. Speaking on the topic, Ravindra Raina, GM, Civil-Commercial, NHPC Limited, said, “The hydropower and thermal base is depleting from last so many decades. Policymakers and advisers should emphasize upon renewable policy of hydropower in the country.”

Chandrashekhar A, Deputy GM, Indian renewable energy development Agency (IREDA) said, “With regard to renewable energy, we have taken many steps. We have come up with many policies and project implementations, like Electric Vehicles, 12000 mw of solar energy will also be added. We are also financing it.”

 

Speaking at the panel discussion, Sandeep Devabhaktuni, RenewSys India Pvt ltd, said, “Innovation was very important was us,” adding that the company was coming up with weight less modules in terms of solar energy.

PM Nanda, Sr. Vice President, Projects, GreenkoGroup, talked about integration issues in terms of solar energy. Throwing light on wind energy scenario he informed that the group was thinking of changing turbines at the panel discussion on Innovation and Trends in renewable Energy, Generation and Integration Challenges and Way-Forward at 2nd National Power Summit, Hyderabad.

 

AB Basvaraju, MD, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd, Government of Karnataka also shared how the state was utilizing and leveraging solar energy. He talked about new steps being taken in this sector. Talking about the wind energy status he added how good developers were coming in Karnataka currently. The MD also highlighted the challenges in biomass energy sector from factory owners.

 

A.S.P.S Ravi Prakash, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Agency Puducherry (REAP), Government of Puducherry, shared his views on how the union territory was facing the space constraint in the energy sector.

Then started the second panel discussion on Electric Mobility-Best Practices, Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges, Trends and Technology, EV Policy, energy Storage, Charging Systems and Infrastructure, at the summit. Vijay Jaiswal, Director-Automotive Industries & Commerce, Government of Telangana, shared the state’s draft EV policy adding how the state was coming up with an organisation to track what all has been done in this regard.

GSV Prasad, GM, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation shared the roadmap ahead in terms of EV vehicle along with the ways to implement those policies and strategies.

 

Ajay Charthankar, Joint Managing Director, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited, said the focus should be on the charging infrastructure with one of the ways that could help can be ‘instant charging’.

 

Speaking at the second panel discussion, Savitri Singh, Regional Head, Telangana and AP Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EECL), stressed on private companies’ participation.

Ravi Nuguru – Founder, CEO – Nanospan Inc, emphasized that India needed to work on li ion batteries and innovate in the regard to avoid dependency on other countries.

 

Dr. Ravi Gupta along with panel speakers Vijay Jaiswal, Director-Automotive Industries & Commerce, Government of Telangana, GSV Prasad, GM, Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation, Ajay Charthankar, Joint Managing Director, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited, Savitri Singh, Regional Head, Telangana and AP Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EECL), Ravi Nuguru – Founder, CEO – Nanospan Inc, also launched eGov magazine’s special issue ‘Powering India’s Dream of Sustainable Future’, at the event.

 

HE Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador of His Majesty the King Of Morocco to the Republic of India, Dr. Adnan Altay Altinors, Consul General, Consulate general of Turkey, Hyderabad, William Hopkinson, First Secretary, British Deputy High Commission Mumbai & Acting Deputy High Commissioner Hyderabad, PS Ananda Rao, Director, HR and Coordination, International Solar Alliance, at the third panel discussion, sharing their views on ‘Global collaborations for sustainable growth and progress of energy sector in India: Opportunities, challenges and way forward’.

The session was followed by fourth panel discussion on Innovations, Trends and Technologies in Conventional Energy Generation, Transmission and Distribution: Collaborations, Opportunities, Challenges and way forward at summit.

Puneet Munjal, Chief, Power Management Business Development and Contracts, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited spoke about innovations and power purchase cost.

Raghuma Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd, Umakanta Panda, Commissioner Secretary FAC & Joint Director (Information Technology), Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) and Yogesh Kumar, Superintendent Engineer, Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd, Government of UP also shared their views on the topic.

Speaking at the panel discussion, Pradeep Kumar, Assistant General Manager, Power Finance Corporation Limited, talked about the company’s initiative in Telangana in power sector. It talked about how it funded various rail and sewage projects, lift irrigation. He shared how the organisation was tying up with new technologies to fund them.

 

The summit, also organised a power expo and witnessed the launch of electric vehicle by EESL – Energy Efficiency Services Limited.

Lastly, the event acknowledged the efforts of companies and individuals in the power and energy sector.

EESL-Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India​, was given Certificate of Excellence for Promoting Energy Efficiency by Installation of LED Lighting and Smart Meters across the Country and for Trigeneration -A Clean Technology Innovation-the First National Pilot Project.

While ReNew Power​ was named as the Energy Sector Trailblazer of the Year, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited was lauded for smart e-mobility in Pune city.

The Telangana State Northern Power Distribution Company Limited ( TSNPDCL) was given Certificate of Excellence for Promoting Green Energy and innovation in Power Distribution.

Meanwhile, the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd​ was recognised as theBest Innovator in Roof Top Solar Implementation and Being First State in Implementing Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC).

A Certificate of Excellence was also given to Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd for The being Highest Renewable Energy Generating State.

Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Founder and Managing Director, Greenko Group was awarded Certificate of Leadership for Playing Key Role in Driving India towards Clean, Green and Sustainable Future.

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