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AGENDA


MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS' VISION

  • What is the Ministry of Railways’ (MoR) vision with respect to IR’s energy management?
  • What are the broad goals and objectives being set for Indian Railways?
  • What is the strategy for meeting these goals?
  • What does the government plan to do to involve the private sector/industry?

IR RENEWABLE STRATEGY AND PLANS

  • What are IR’s plans with respect to renewable energy capacity development?
  • What are the specific plans for harnessing solar and wind power? What is the progress?
  • How are these plans being funded?
  • What are the upcoming projects and opportunities?
POWER SOURCING PLANS AND STRATEGIES
  • What are the current sources for supplying power to IR?
  • What is the quantity of power procured through the open tendering system? What is the current cost?
  • What are its plans with respect to procurement from power producers and traders?
  • What are the emerging sources?

MISSION ELECTRIFICATION: PLANS & INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS

  • What are the key features of mission electrification? What is the likely impact?
  • What are the most important targets and timelines?
  • What are IR’s plans for developing its own transmission network?  What are its requirements from the industry?
  • What are the key challenges?

HIGH SPEED RAIL: ENERGY REQUIREMENTS

  • What are the energy requirements for high speed rail projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What are the technology options and choices?

FOCUS ON CAPTIVE POWER

  • What are IR’s plans with respect to captive capacity development?
  • What is the status of IR’s Nabinagar captive power plant? What is the progress and timelines?
  • What are the future plans?

SOLAR FINANCING

  • How will IR’s solar initiatives be financed?
  • What are the sources, options and strategies?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

RENEWABLE INITIATIVES AND SHOWCASE

  • What are the key projects that have been commissioned or are under construction?
  • What are the key features of these projects (scope, size, cost, technology, status, etc.)?
  • What are IR’s plans and initiatives with respect to solar parks and solar plants at railway stations?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

FOCUS ON DIESEL REQUIREMENTS

  • What are the trends in specific fuel consumption?
  • What are the different initiatives undertaken by IR to reduce this consumption?
  • What are the alternative fuels being used (bio-diesel, CNG, LNG, etc.)? What has been the experience?
  • What are the future plans?

BACKUP POWER REQUIREMENTS

  • What are IR’s requirements with respect to backup power (signaling power, DG sets, batteries, etc.)?
  • How will rooftop solar installations affect these plans?
  • Is IR considering cleaner, hybrid or gas-fired gensets?
  • How have the specifications and standards evolved over the years?

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN TRACTION

  • What are the trends in specific energy consumption?
  • What are the different initiatives undertaken by IR to reduce this consumption?
  • What are the most promising and relevant technologies under consideration?
  • What are the future goals? What is the progress so far in achieving them?
ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN NON-TRACTION AREAS
  • What are the trends in non-traction energy consumption? What are the different initiatives taken by IR to reduce this consumption?
  • What are the initial learnings from energy audits?
  • What are the key features of Net Zero Energy Program of the railways?
  • What are IR’s initiatives and plans with respect to improving energy efficiency at 400 railway stations?
FOCUS ON LIGHTING
  • What is IR’s spend on lighting (including electricity consumption)?
  • What will be IR’s requirements in this area in the coming years?
  • What is the status of the light-emitting diode/compact fluorescent lamp (LED/CFL) programmes? What have been the results?
  • What are the most promising industry offerings and technologies?
 
       
 
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