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KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What are the recent trends and developments in the power transmission sector?
  • What is the status on the grid expansion targets set for 2022?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

POWERGRID'S PERSPECTIVE

  • What are Powergrid's investment plans and targets for the next few years?
  • What are the priority areas for the next few years?
  • What are the key initiatives being taken for the development of the interstate transmission network?
GRID OPERATOR PERSPECTIVE
  • What steps are being taken to meet the changing grid requirements (renewables, energy storage, cross-border trade, EV, etc.)?
  • What steps are needed for further development of the ancillary services market?
  • What are the priority areas for the next few years?

STATE UTILITIES' PERSPECTIVE

  • What are the investment plans of various state utilities for the next few years?
  • What are the key initiatives being taken by various state utilities?
  • What are the key issues and challenges faced in the intra-state transmission system?

PRIVATE PLAYERS' VIEWPOINT

  • What has been the experience with competitive bidding?
  • What are the issues and challenges faced by private players in the sector?
  • What is the future outlook for private players in the sector?

POLICY AND REGULATORY PERSPECTIVE

  • What are the new policy initiatives (Make in India, Utilisation of Transmission Assets for Telecom, etc.) and their expected impact on the transmission sector?
  • What are the recent regulatory developments (EA2003 revisions, tariff policy amendments, etc.) and their expected impact on the sector?
  • What are the key unaddressed policy and regulatory concerns?

TBCB UPDATE

  • What is the status of the interstate tariff-based competitively bid (TBCB) projects awarded so far?
  • What is the future project pipeline for interstate TBCB projects?
  • What steps are being taken to enhance private participation, especially at the state level?

STRENGTHENING CROSS-BORDER LINKS

  • What is the current level of cross-border power exchange between India and its neighbours?
  • What are the step being taken to enhance cross-border trade? What are the planned cross-border transmission projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

TRANSMISSION FINANCING

  • What are the financing requirements of the sector?
  • What are the key risks seen by financiers in transmission projects?
  • What are the new and emerging business models for financing of transmission projects?

FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY: SHAPING THE FUTURE GRID

  • What are the latest technological developments in transmission towers, conductors, transformers and switchgears?
  • How can utilities benefit from these technologies?
  • What are the challenges in the adoption of these technologies?

This session will cover various technologies and emerging solutions such as multi-circuit towers, monopoles, HTLS, XLPE, HPC, GIL, GIS, hybrid switchgear, green conductors and switchgears.

FOCUS ON FACTS AND HVDC

  • What is the expected role of FACTS and HVDC installations in the power system?
  • What are the key benefits of these technologies?
  • What are the key projects being implemented using these technologies?
SMART GRIDS AND DIGITALISATION
  • What are the utilities' plans for smart grids and their status?
  • What are some of the solutions available for modernising the grid?
  • What are the benefits of digitalisation for utilities?

RENEWABLE INTREGRATION AND ENERGY STORAGE

  • What are the key challenges in the grid integration of renewable energy?
  • What are the solutions available for generation forecasting, optimisation and balancing?
  • What is the update on Green Energy Corridors?
  • What is the role and relevance of energy storage for the utilities?

EMERGING CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGE

  • What are the various initiatives being taken to enhance cybersecurity of the grid?
  • What lessons can be learnt from global experiences?
  • What are the issues and challenges?

ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE: IMPACT ON GRID OPERATIONS

  • What is the impact of EVs on grind planning, operation and reliability?
  • What are the plans for building efficient and user-friendly EV charging infrastructure?
  • What are the unaddressed issues and concerns?

ASSET MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING

  • What are the technology and analytics solutions available to help utilities better manage their transmission assets?
  • What are the best practices in management and monitoring of transmission assets?
  • What benefits can utilities expect from these to improve asset utilisation?
 
       
 
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