10th Annual Conference on TRANSMISSION LINES, TOWERS AND SUBSTATIONS
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The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. It publishes Power Line (the premier magazine for the Indian power sector), Indian Infrastructure and Renewable Watch magazines. It also publishes a series of reports on the energy sector including Power Transmission in India and T&D Equipment Market in India. The company also publishes Power News (a weekly newsletter) and the Power Line Directory and Yearbook.
Global Transmission is a leading provider of information and analysis on the global electricity transmission industry. It publishes the Global Transmission Report (a monthly newsletter), Global Transmission Weekly (a weekly update), and a report on Global Electricity Transmission, and operates www.globaltransmission.info
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Previous Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Adam, Director Grid and Transmission Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh
- Ramesh Babu, Executive Engineer, Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation
- N. De Bhowmick, Executive Director Power Grid Corporation of India
- Ravindra Chavan, Director Projects, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Corporation
- K. Dubey, Head Engineering (Transmission)
- Adani Power , Ishwar Kailashnath Dubey Associate Vice President – Projects Engineering, Adani Transmission
- Manju Gupta, Chief Generel Manager Powergrid Corporation of India
- Kataki, Chief General Manager Asset Management , Power Grid Corporation of India
- K. Khare, Director, Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation (UPPTCL)
- Sanjay Kulkarni, Executive Director Systems, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company
- Vineet Kumar, VP Sales & Business Development Sterlite
- Surendra Kumar, General Manager Power Grid Corporation of India
- K. Mahajan, Additional General Manager Bharat Heavy Electricals
- Satya Gopal Mohanty, Senior Vice President Projects Kalpataru Power Transmission
- Rajesh Narayan, Head Transmission Lines Power Transmission & Distribution L&T Construction
- K. Parwar, Executive Engineer, Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company
- G. Patel, Superintending Engineer(Project) Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation
- R. Patel, General Manager, KEC International
- Desh Raj Pathak, SBU Head (Transmission & Distribution) India SAARC & SEA Tata Projects
- K. Pattanaik, Deputy General Manager (Elect) Odisha Power Transmission Corporation
- V. Rao, Vice President, KEC International
- Anil Rawal, Vice President and Head Business Acquisition Sterlite Power Transmission
- Jagath Reddy , Director Transmission Corporation of Telangana
- Dipak Roy , Superintendent Engineer (Civil) West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company (WBSETCL)
- Rajeev Sapra, Manager (Transmission) , Delhi Transco
- K. Shah , Superintending Engineer Projects Gujarat Energy Transmission Company
- M. Sheth, Executive Engineer Gujarat Energy Transmission Company
- Ajay Shrivastava , Additional Chief Engineer Madhya Pradesh Power Transmission Company
- N. Singh , Executive Director Engineering & FQA Power Grid Corporation of India
- Amitabh Singhal , Vice President , Power Systems Sterlite Power
- G Sivaiah, Executive Engineer/Designs/ Electrical Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh
- C. Taneja , Chief General Manager ,Power Grid Corporation of India
- Puneet Tyagi , Deputy General Manager , Power Grid Corporation of India
- K. Tyagi , General Manager (AM) Power Grid Corporation of India
- Hitesh Vaghasiya, Head Project Management &Business Excellence Adani Transmission
- The Indian power transmission segment has grown significantly over the years, making the country’s electricity grid one of the largest synchronous grids in the world. The segment is set to grow even further, driven by the need to evacuate large-scale renewables. With India targeting to meet 50 per cent of its energy needs from renewables and achieve 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030 as announced at COP26, significant expansion and strengthening of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) and intra-state transmission system will be required. In addition, transmission utilities will need to leapfrog to the next level of technology for conductors, towers and substations to enable optimal utilisation of RoW and transfer bulk power across regions.
- Advanced conductor technologies such as HTLS conductors, high surge impedance loading lines, HVDC cables and underground cables are expected to gain traction in the future. Likewise, the installation of modern tower structures such as monopoles, multi-circuit towers, narrow-based and ERS towers is picking pace among utilities.
- Substation technologies have also evolved considerably over the years to meet the emerging requirements of utilities as well as adapt to the changing grid. Today, the growth of modern substations is being driven by the need for remote monitoring and control, space optimisation, lower cost, longer asset life, enhanced safety, and reduced failure rates.
- Transformer technologies have progressed and made way for advanced solutions such as HVDC converter transformers, phase-shifting, coupling and mobile transformers. An emerging trend is the installation of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substations in place of conventional AIS substations as Indian utilities grapple with RoW and land acquisition issues. Equipment manufacturers have also developed new environment-friendly insulation mixtures to allay the environmental concerns related to the use of SF6 in GIS.
- In addition, digital substations are gaining traction across utilities as digitalisation helps to improve the availability and reliability of power supply through the use of sophisticated sensors and IEDs. Therefore, substation automation and remote monitoring solutions are increasingly being adopted by utilities.
- Moreover, innovative techniques are being deployed for faster construction and better maintenance of transmission lines, towers and substations. For instance, LiDAR is used to conduct topographic mapping, helicopters are being used for stringing, especially in inaccessible locations, and drones are being deployed to monitor the health of lines and towers. Operations and maintenance practices are also shifting from reactive maintenance to condition-based and predictive maintenance.
- Reconductoring is also emerging as a focus area to upgrade ageing transmission networks and enhance grid capacity. Further, advanced solutions such as FACTS and capacitor banks are being deployed by utilities to mitigate the impact of renewables on grid stability.
- The mission of this conference is to highlight the technologies and innovations in the transmission infrastructure space, spanning lines and towers as well as high voltage transformers, switchgear and substations. It will discuss the experience of utilities and developers in transitioning to these newer technologies. It will also provide a platform for showcasing the successful projects and best practices in the segment.
KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
- How has the transmission sector evolved over the years?
- What are the key growth drivers for the sector going forward?
- What are some of the issues and challenges in the sector?
UTILITY AND DEVELOPER PERSPECTIVE
- What are the transmission network development and investment plans of leading utilities and developers?
- What are the key issues affecting transmission utilities and what solutions are being adopted?
- What are the utilities’ key focus areas in terms of technology?
EPC PROVIDERS’ VIEWPOINT
- What has been the experience of EPC providers in the sector?
- How have EPC practices for transmission projects evolved in recent years?
- What are the latest trends and developments in this space?
- What are the main impediments in transmission project implementation, and how are they overcome?
TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND STRINGING
- What are some recent advances in transmission line design?
- How have construction and stringing methodologies for transmission lines evolved?
- What are the key challenges utilities face in transmission line construction and stringing?
ADVANCES IN TOWER AND FOUNDATION DESIGNS
- What are the advanced tower designs to conserve RoW?
- How have foundation designs and laying techniques changed over the years?
- How has been the adoption of advanced towers and foundations among utilities?
EMERGING CONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES
- What are the benefits of advanced conductors vis-à-vis conventional conductors?
- What is the status of adoption of HTLS, superconductors, HSIL, XLPE cables and GILs by Indian utilities?
- What are the key demand drivers of advanced conductors going forward?
PROMISING TRANSFORMER AND SWITCHGEAR TECHNOLOGIES
- What are the promising transformer and switchgear technologies (digital, smart, energy efficient, green, etc.)?
- What are the advantages of these technologies over conventional ones?
- What has been the utility experience in the adoption of technologies?
- What are the key drivers for substation automation?
- How has been the experience of Indian utilities with substation automation?
- How can interoperability and cybersecurity issues associated with automation be addressed?
CREATING DIGITAL SUBSTATIONS
- What are the key features and benefits of digital substations?
- What are the cost implications of digital substations vs. conventional ones?
- What is the outlook for digital substations in the Indian context?
RECONDUCTORING AND UPRATING OF LINES
- What are the key drivers of reconductoring and uprating of transmission lines?
- What are some of the optimal solutions for reconductoring?
- What have been the key lesseons learnt from reconductoring projects by utilities?
ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
- How have transmission utilities’ O&M strategies evolved?
- What are the best practices for increasing asset life and reliability?
- What are the emerging asset management strategies and technologies (AR/VR, digital twins, RCM, etc.)?
LATEST MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGIES
- What are the latest innovations in monitoring and surveillance technologies for transmission?
- How do these technologies provide an edge over conventional methods?
- What are the critical bottlenecks in the adoption of these technologies by utilities?
TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING GRID STABILITY
- What are the potential power quality issues with greater integration of renewables?
- What are the promising technologies for improving grid stability (FACTS, HVDC, SVC, STATCOMS, etc.)?
- What has been the utility experience with the adoption of these solutions?
- What are the salient features of the project (in terms of equipment, technology, design, commissioning, costs, etc.)?
- What were the issues and challenges faced, and how were they overcome?
- What are the key lessons learnt from the project?
list of confirmed speakers so far (in alphabetical order, last name wise):
- IK Dubey, Head – Strategy, Innovation and Benchmarking, Adani Transmission Limited
- Anil Kolap, Director Operations, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited
- BB Mehta, Director, SLDC, Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited
- Satya Gopal Mohanty, Senior Vice President-Projects, Kalpataru Power Transmission
- MG Patel, Superintending Engineer, Projects, GETCO
- Nasir Quadri, Director Projects, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited
- Kuleshwar Sahu, Senior General Manager, Power Grid Corporation of India
- Rajil Srivastava, Chief General Manager, Engineering (Substation), Power Grid Corporation of India
The conference is targeted at:
- Transmission companies
- Transmission structure manufacturers (towers and substations)
- State electricity boards
- State transmission companies
- Private utilities
- Interstate transmission operators
- Conductor manufacturers
- Private developers
- Design and consulting organisations
- Technology providers
- Transmission line manufacturers
- Foundation and piling companies
- Steel companies, etc.