Day 1
11 Mar, 2018
10:00 - 11:00
Inaugural Program of the World Utility Summit 2018

Lighting of the Lamp

Welcome
Mr. Shreegopal Kabra, President – IEEMA, India

About WUS 2018
Mr. Vikram Gandotra, Convenor – World Utility Summit 2018, India

Guest of Honor Addresses
Dr. Saifur Rahman, President – IEEE Power & Energy Society, USA
Dr. Jasper Wieck, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) and Head, Department for Economic and Global Affairs, German Embassy, New Delhi

Chief Guest Address
Shri. Arvind Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Energy – Government of Maharashtra / MD – MSETCL

Release of WUS knowledge papers on 5 subthemes and copy received by respective knowledge partners

An Invitation to Elecrama
Mr. Vijay Karia, Chairman – ELECRAMA-2018, India

Vote of Thanks
Dr. R. Nagaraja, Chair – World Utility Summit 2018, India

11:00 - 11:15
TEA / COFFEE BREAK
11:15 - 11:45
KEYNOTE 1: Empowering electricity, water and food security
12:45 - 13:00
WUS - 2018 PARTICIPANTS: GROUP PHOTO SESSION
13:00 - 14:00
LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK

Pre-function Area – outside the conference hall

14:00 - 14:30
KEYNOTE 2: Harmonizing the regulatory framework for utilities
14:30 - 15:30
Plenary 2: Harmonizing the regulatory framework for utilities

Panel Speaker:

Moderator:
Mr. Somesh Kumar, Partner & Leader – Power & Utilities – EY, India

15:30 - 16:00
TEA/COFFEE
17:30 - 18:30
Special Curated walkthrough of eTechnxt for WUS Delegates
18:30 - 19:00
Break / Travel to Gala Dinner Venue
19:00 - 22:00
World Utility Summit Gala Dinner

(For All WUS Participants & Special invitees)
Venue – Hotel Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida

Welcome and Introduction
Mr. Vikram Gandotra, Convenor – World Utility Summit 2018, India

Sponsor Speak
Mr. Arvind Gujral, President – Distribution, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation
Dr. Nagaraja, MD – Power Research & Development Consultants

Panel Discussion on ‘World Utility Forum – Way Forward’ (19:05 – 19:50)
With World Utility Summit Standing Committee Members
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, CMD, MSEDCL
Mr. Debashish Banerjee, CEO – Reliance Energy
Mr. P. R. Kumar, CEO – BSES Yamuna Power Limited
Mr. Sachin Gupta, COO and Director – Caparo Power Limited

Moderated by WUS Advisory Committee Members:
Shri. Uma Shankar, ex-Power Secretary, Government of India
Mr. Ajay Dhagat, Power Sector Expert, India

Cultural Program & Dinner (20:00 pm onwards)
A Dance Theater that features the 6 Classical Dances of India and captures the inspiration derived from the 5 elements. This theatre called “MAITRI” showcases the diversity of our Dance Forms and its rich heritage.

Experience all the 6 styles together performed to an Universal Music

Day 2
12 Mar, 2018
10:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE 4: Impact of Environmental regulation on Utility business
10:30 - 11:30
Plenary 4: Impact of Environmental regulation on Utility business

Panel Speaker:

Moderator:
Mr. Ajay Shankar, Distinguished Fellow – TERI, India

11:30 - 12:00
TEA / COFFEE BREAK
12:00 - 12:30
KEYNOTE 5: Convergence of Utility Business

Mr. Michael Gilbert
Member, Association of Energy Engineers, USA
Business Development Manager, C&I EE & DSM, Con Ed of NY, Inc

13:30 - 14:30
LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK
14:30 - 15:00
KEYNOTE 6: Transportation electrification, storage and renewable energy integration nexus
15:00 - 16:00
Plenary 6: Transportation electrification, storage and renewable energy integration nexus
16:00 - 16:30
Valedictory Session & Concluding Remarks
16:30 - 17:00
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
17:00 - 18:00
All committee meeting at the room
Day 3
13 Mar, 2018
10:00 - 11:30
Business Visit to ELECRAMA
11:30 - 12:00
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
12:00 - 13:30
Business Visit to ELECRAMA
13:30 - 14:30
LUNCH
14:30 - 16:00
Business Visit to ELECRAMA
16:00 - 16:30
TEA & COFFEE BREAK
16:30 - 17:30
Business Visit to ELECRAMA
HALF DAY WORKSHOP – HOSTED BY GERMAN COOPERATION

“Future Indian Distribution Systems”

For Indian Private and Public Distribution Utilities
For pre-registered participants only
Venue: Buyers Lounge, IEML

Day 3
13th March, 2018
09:30 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 10:10
Introduction, Motivation and Objectives
10:10 - 10:55
Session 1: Transformation and disruption of the traditional discom business model in Germany

Prof. Dr. Martin Braun, Fraunhofer IEE
Variable Renewable Energy Sources in Distribution Networks – German experiences

Dr. Matthias Dümpelmann, CEO 8KU
How did the German Energiewende transform the business? – Perspective from a German utility

Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Partner, BBH
Changing business models for municipal utilities: Opportunities and challenges for market incumbents as well as for new market entrants

10:55 - 11:15
Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold, CTO Energy Management Division, Siemens
  • Dr. Matthias Dümpelmann, CEO 8KU
  • Dr. Dörte Fouquet, Partner, BBH
  • Dr. Winfried Damm, Cluster coordinator GIZ- Indo-German Energy Programme
11:15 - 11:30
Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30
Session 2: Transformation and disruption of the traditional discom business model in India

Mr. Hemant Sharma, CMD, OPTCL & Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt., DoE, Govt. of Odisha
Perspective from Indian utility/Discom Transformation Journey 2002‐2017

Mr P.R. Kumar, CEO, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, New Delhi
Perspective from Indian Utility Transformation Journey 2002-2017

Mr. Felix Huebner, GIZ
Analysis of Indian Electricity Distribution Systems for the Integration of High Shares of Rooftop PV

Mr. Keith Nicolas Galatis, Utility Design Services, South Africa
Achieving More: Aligning strategic Intent with technology choices and operational processes

12:30 - 12:50
Panel Discussion / Q&A
  • Mr. Manu Srivastava, Principal Secretary, NRE Department, GoMP (tbc)
  • Mr. Amal Sinha, CEO, BRPL, New Delhi
  • Mr. Felix Huebner, GIZ
  • Mr. Keith Nicolas Galatis, Utility Design Services, South Africa
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
ROUNDTABLE – HOSTED BY BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION

“Opportunities and Strategies for Renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grids deployment by utilities”

For pre-registered participants from Indian Private and Public Distribution Utilities only
Venue: Buyers Lounge, IEML

Day 3
13th March, 2018
15:00 – 15:05
Opening Remarks By Dr. Daniel Bradley, Team Leader - Low Carbon Growth, India at Foreign And Commonwealth Office, British High Commission
15:05 – 15:15
Scene-setting by Ernst & Young LLP
15:15 – 16:00
Moderated Discussion focused on RE deployment (with active participation of Roundtable participants)

Sharing of Experiences of RE deployment initiatives by the utilities

Key policy and market development areas where work is required to accelerate deployment

16:00 – 16:40
Moderated Discussion focused on Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management deployment (with active participation of Roundtable participants)

Experiences of EE and Demand Side Management deployment initia-tives by the utilities

Key policy and market development areas where work is required to accelerate deployment

16:40 – 16:55
Moderated Discussion focused on Smart Grids deployment (with active participation of Roundtable participants)

Experiences of Smart Grids deployment initiatives by the utilities

Key policy and market development areas where work is required to accelerate deployment

16:55 – 17:00
Closing Remarks