|9:00 - 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 - 11:00||Inauguration Ceremony|
|11:00 - 11:30||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|11:30 - 13:00||Plenary Session 1 - Market Enablers|
|Changing consumer demands and expectations, evolving business models and upcoming players are expected to transform the utilities entirely. This session discusses the changing canvas of the Utilities
Keynote Address- Mr. Allen Eisendrath, Director, Utilities Services, Corelli Systems and former Director of Global Climate Change, Energy & Infrastructure, USAID/Washington
Session Moderator- Mr. Vikas Gaba, Partner, KPMG India
|13:00 – 14:00||Networking Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:15||Special Session on “Transforming Power Distribution Business through Employee Engagement- 5 S STORY” by Mr. Amal Sinha, CEO, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, India|
|14:15 – 14:30||Special Session on “Smart Grid Readiness- Self Assessment Tool for Utilities” by Mr. Atul Bali, Senior GM, National Smart Grid Mission, Ministry of Power, Govt of India|
|14:30 – 16:00||Plenary session 2 – Revenue Security|
|With availability of the multiple options for consumers to meet their demand and increase of prosumers, revenue of the Utilities is under threat. This session discusses the trends in revenues, future threats and mitigation strategies
Keynote Address- Mr. R Lakshmanan, IAS Executive Director, REC Ltd.
Moderator- Mr. Suman Ghorai, CRISIL
|16.00 – 16.30||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|16.30 – 18.00||Plenary session 3 – Grid Transformation - Renewables and Electric Vehicles|
|Increasing penetration of existing technologies like renewables and upcoming technologies like electric vehicles requires changing the way grids are being operated. This session discusses impact of these technologies on the grid and required changes in the operations.
Keynote Address- Mr. Robert Klaffus, CEO, Siemens Digital Grid, Germany
Moderator- :Prof. Martin Braun, HOD, Fraunhofer IEE Kassel, Germany
|19:00 onwards||Gala Dinner at Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida|
|19:00 to 19:10||Presentation by Platinum Sponsor – Mr. Robert Demann, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Ltd India|
|19:10 to 20:00||CEO Round Table – Power Utility Leaders’ Dialogue
Moderator - Dr. Rahul Tongia , Fellow, Brookings India
|9:00 - 9:30||Registration|
|9:30 – 11:00||Plenary session 4 – Enabling Technologies - Digitalization & Cyber security|
|Digitalization will generate substantial amount of data and connect all assets & operations allowing higher efficiency. While digitalizing the grids, cyber security need to be enhanced to reduce systemic risks. This session discusses trends in digitalization, threats from cyber-attacks and way forward.
Keynote Address-Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power, India
Moderator- Mr. Ketan Shah, MD, Accenture, India
|11:00 - 11:30||Special Address
Mr. Mahendra Jain, IAS, Energy Department, Government of Karnataka*
|11:30 - 12:00||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|12:00 – 13.30||Plenary Session 5 – Energy Transition Policy and Operational Standards|
|With rapidly changing landscape of the Utilities, new approach need to be taken by the policymakers. This session will discuss the view of policymakers on the evolving landscape, recent trends and key considerations for future policymaking.
Keynote Address- - Ms. Palka Sahni, IAS, Executive Director, Power Finance Corporation, India
Moderator- Mr. Somesh Kumar, Partner, Ernst & Young, India
|13:30 - 14:30||Networking Lunch|
|14:30 - 15:00||Special Session|
|15:00 - 16:30||Plenary Session 6 – Energy Storage
(Joint Session with eTechNxt)
Energy storage have versatile role in to play in operating grids and providing value to all the stakeholders. This include balancing demand and supply, regulating frequency, managing renewables and providing autonomy for consumers. Energy storage will also play a very important role in achieving full potential of new and upcoming technologies. This track will cover the latest developments in technologies, new business models, grid dynamics, learnings from pilot demonstrations and operational considerations associated with these technologies.
|16:30 - 17:00||Valedictory Session & Closing|
*This is tentative agenda and subject to further changes.