17th Annual Conference on Hydro Power in India


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Delegates INR GST @ 18% Total INR USD
One delegate 25,000 4,500 29,500 492
Two delegates 40,000 7,200 47,200 787
Three delegates 55,000 9,900 64,900 1,082
Four delegates 70,000 12,600 82,600 1,377


There is a special low fee of Rs 6,000 per participant for state utilities, regulatory authorities, academic institutions and government agencies (not public sector corporates).
GST of 18% is applicable on registration fee.



Payment Policy

  • Full payment must be received prior to the summit.
  • Summit fees cannot be substituted for any other product or service being extended by India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Summit fee includes lunch, tea/coffee and conference material
  • Payments for “early bird” registrations should come in before the last date of discount.

To register, click here or send an email to conferencecell@indiainfrastructure.com

The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for your organisation to showcase its products and services. We have developed two impactful and value-oriented sponsorship packages under which the deliverables include

Lead Sponsor

  • Up to six delegate registrations (from the sponsoring company)
  • One speaking slot.
  • Exhibition space at the conference. (3mX 2m)
  • Electronic Direct Mailer (EDM) campaign with sponsor logo to master database
  • Hyperlink of sponsor website on the event website page
  • Mention on all conference promotional material (mailings, ads, etc.)
  • Distribution of sponsor promotional material to each delegate
  • Prominent logo presence at the conference (backdrop, vertical panel, jacket cover, e-brochure, etc.)


  • Up to four delegate registrations (from the sponsoring company)
  • Exhibition space at the conference. (2mX 2m)
  • Electronic Direct Mailer (EDM) campaign with sponsor logo to master database
  • Hyperlink of sponsor website on the event website page
  • Mention on all conference promotional material (mailings, ads, etc.).
  • Distribution of sponsor promotional material to each delegate.
  • Logo presence at the conference (backdrop, vertical panel, jacket cover, e-brochure, etc.).
For further information, please contact:
Mansi Taneja
Tel: +91-11-46560424, 41034615, +91-9910032924

The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors. The company publishes Power Line, Indian Infrastructure and Renewable Watch magazines. It also publishes a series of reports on the energy sector including Hydropower in India, Power Transmission in India, and Power Distribution in India. The company also publishes the Power Line Directory and Yearbook.

Venue Le Meridien
Janpath, New Delhi 110001 India
Tel: (91-11) 23341234, 41501234
Fax: (91-11) 23342255
Stall Dimensions Basic octonerm shell space to be provided
Lead sponsor (3mx3m)
Co-sponsor (2mx2m)
Dates January 16-17, 2020,
Timings Thursday, January 16 9:30am- 5:00pm
Friday, January 17, 9:30am- 3:30 pm
Registration Thursday , January 16 registration starts from 8:45am
Programme Type Non-residential
Requirements Participants need to carry their business cards and ID’s the venue
Venue Le Meridien
Janpath, New Delhi 110001 India
Tel: (91-11) 23341234, 41501234
Fax: (91-11) 23342255


For delegate registrations and sposorship opportunities, contact:
Mansi Taneja
Tel: +91-11-46560424, 41034615, +91-9910032924

Conference Venue:

Over the last three decades, Le Meridien New Delhi has transformed itself into a masterpiece. The 5-star hotel is an epitome of world-class architecture, cuisine, design and fashion. Located in the heart of the city, the iconic glass building of Le Meridien New Delhi has been recognized as one of the 100 Icons of Delhi. The hotel is readily accessible to city’s important facilities and institutions. The glass building is surrounded by ministries, government institutions, Media Centre and historical monuments. The shopping hubs Connaught Place and Janpath Market are within walking distance from the hotel. It’s a perfect getaway for a business traveler who is also looking for some recreation nearby in the evening. The Le Meridien New Delhi can be summed as a Traveler’s Paradise.

For more information & room bookings,
please visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/delmd-le-meridien-new-delhi/

Le Méridien New Delhi
Windsor Place
New Delhi, 110001 India
Phone:+91 11 2371 0101
Fax:+91 11 2371 4545
Toll-free:+91 1800 11 1415

  • The downturn in India’s 45 GW hydro power market may finally be over.
  • The cabinet’s approval for a national hydro power policy, in early 2019, gave the much-needed impetus to the segment, which had been battling multiple weaknesses for several years including a slowdown in capacity addition (140 MW in FY19 vis-a-vis a target of 840 MW), a declining share in the energy mix (at 10 per cent of generation in FY19), limited private participation, and time and cost overruns (for almost the entire 12 GW capacity under execution).
  • At the heart of the new policy is the decision to categorise large hydro power projects as renewable energy sources. Among other things, this is expected to enable developers to access low cost and long-term finance for projects. The government has also notified that it would provide separate hydro power obligation (HPO) targets within the non-solar renewable purchase obligation category, which is expected to reduce the overall cost of power procurement for discoms
  • Further, measures have been proposed for tariff rationalisation, allowing back-loading of tariff after increasing the project life to 40 years and increasing the debt repayment period to 18 years. The cost of enabling infrastructure and flood moderation has been proposed to be given as grant by the MoP.
  • Apart from the new policy, there have been some encouraging developments in the past one year with regard to stranded hydro projects in hydro-rich states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim and Uttarakhand.
  • The hydro power segment is also witnessing a resurgence of its role in balancing other forms of renewables generation. Pumped storage plants are being recognised as one of the largest forms of storage available at a competitive cost. Regulatory measures are being taken to leverage the benefits of flexibility and fast response provided by storage and pondage hydro. A pilot project for fast response ancillary services (FRAS), covering around 20 central sector hydro generating stations, was concluded in May 2019.
  • Meanwhile, cross-border hydropower development continues to be an important focus area to meet the requirements of the energy-starved South Asian region. A key milestone achieved recently was the commissioning of a 720 MW project under Bhutan’s initiative to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower by 2020, with support from the Indian government. Another 3.5 GW of capacity is being developed in Bhutan, which has a techno-economic potential of 23 GW. Further, India and Nepal are planning to implement an energy banking mechanism for power transactions from the latter’s run-of-the-river hydropower projects.
  • hat said, there are still some issues facing the segment pertaining to free power supply obligations from power projects, and high transmission and wheeling charges, which impact the cost of power from these projects.
  • Given that hydro is one of the oldest forms of energy, ageing infrastructure and mature assets is another challenge faced by power plant operators. Efficient O&M strategies that can manage issues such as high outages, performance losses, sediment erosion, etc. despite financial and resource constraints are of high relevance to the industry. There is also growing awareness and uptake of digital systems such as SCADA and digital governors as well as analytical tools in the industry.
  • The mission of this conference is to analyse the policy developments and their impact, discuss the challenges and highlight the opportunities in the hydro power segment in India. The conference will also provide a platform to showcase new technologies, construction methods and noteworthy projects.


  • What are the key trends in the hydro power segment?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What is the outlook for the sector?


  • What is the government’s perspective on the state of the hydro power segment?
  • What are the issues and challenges?
  • What is the government’s outlook for the segment?


  • What is the perspective of CPSUs on the hydro power segment?
  • What are the issues and challenges?
  • What are the future plans for the segment? What is their outlook?


  • What are the views of private players on the new hydro policy?
  • What are the unresolved issues and concerns?
  • What is their future outlook?


  • What has been the trend in hydro potential development by hydro-rich states?
  • What have been the initiatives taken to promote hydro power?
  • What is the upcoming capacity? What are the issues and concerns?


  • What is the lenders’ outlook for the segment with the categorisation of hydro under renewables?
  • What is the status of resolution of stressed hydro power assets?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?


  • How can hydro power plants leverage digitalisation for optimising operations?
  • What are the digital tools and solutions most relevant in the Indian context?
  • What has been the trend in the uptake of such solutions?


  • What has been the trend in costs and tariffs for hydro power plants?
  • What is the expected impact of the new hydro power policy on costs and tariffs?
  • What is the outlook?

HPOs and HECs

  • What would be the expected impact of HPO requirements on discoms and open access customers?
  • Which projects are expected to be eligible for hydro energy certificates (HECs)?
  • What are the penalties for non-compliance? What are the likely issues and concerns under the new mechanism?


  • What has been the trend in the development of PSP capacity so far?
  • What are the prospects and inhibitors for the PSP market in India?
  • What is the outlook for the PSP segment?


  • What role can hydro power plants play to accommodate the growing renewables in the near future?
  • What are the incentives needed to promote hydro for balancing renewable generation?
  • What are the competitive hydro storage technologies available?


  • What is the status of cross-border hydro power projects?
  • What has been the experience so far?
  • What are the upcoming hydro projects in neighbouring countries?
  • What are the key issues and concerns?


  • What is the impact of contractual risks and litigations on hydro power projects?
  • What are the strategies and measures that can help mitigate such risks?
  • What has been the industry experience?


  • What are the new trends, developments and advancements?
  • What are the best O&M practices?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?


  • What are the key challenges involved in tunnelling and underground works?
  • What have been the advancements in technologies to tackle these challenges?
  • What are some of the noteworthy projects?


  • What has been the performance of the existing hydro power stations?
  • What are the best practices for O&M?
  • What is the impact on performance? What are the costs involved?


  • What are the key risks and challenges in hydro project completion?
  • What are the industry best practices during design and construction?
  • What are the noteworthy projects?


  • What are the control and automation systems and solutions for modernising the ageing hydro facilities?
  • What are the expected outcomes?
  • What has been the trend in uptake by plant operators?


  • What has been the approach to sediment management by hydro power plants?
  • What are the design stage and operational stage considerations?
  • What are the technologies and solutions available for management?


  • What are some of the noteworthy hydro power projects?
  • What were the key success factors in the execution of these projects?
  • What are the best practices?


The speakers at the conference will be top officials and experts involved with Central Public Sector Units, Private Power Producers, Regulatory Institutions, Civil Work Contractors, Interstate Hydro Projects, Equipment manufacturers, Consultancy Organisations.

For speaking opportunities, please contact:
Neha Mathur
Email: neha.mathur@indiainfrastructure.com
Mob: + 91 8826000927

The conference is expected to draw participation from executives, managers and decision makers

  • Central public units
  • Private power producers
  • Regulatory institutions
  • Civil work contractors
  • Interstate hydro projects
  • Financial institutions
  • Technology providers
  • Consultancy organisations
  • State electricity boards
  • State/Central government agencies
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Legal firms

Event Location:

By :  Indian Infrastructure, Powerline

  • Le Méridien
  • Windsor Place
  • New Delhi
  • India

Event Schedule Details

  • January 16, 2020 (Thursday) - January 17, 2020 (Friday)
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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