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Hydropower Development and Management Thinking Ahead - 22-March 2017


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Hydropower Development and Management Thinking Ahead - 22-March 2017

  1. 1. National Workshop onNational Workshop on HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT – THINKING AHEAD April 16, 2017 Organised by Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), Roorkee - 247667 (Uttarakhand), India Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), Roorkee - 247667 (Uttarakhand), India Department of Water Resources Development & Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667(Uttarakhand) India Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee - 247667(Uttarakhand) India Department of Water Resources Development & Management, Our Sponsors:
  2. 2. Introduction Energy is the essential driver of nature and overall growth of a nation as well. Due to limited availability of energy resources, the focus is shifting to renewable sources of energy. Hydropower is one of the proven clean renewable sources of energy with global installed capacity of about 1064 GWtill 2015, and generation to have reached about 3,940 TWh, meeting 16.6% of the total global energy requirements. India's hydropower potential is about 1,48,700 MW with additional scope of about 75,000 MW from pumped storage schemes. India's hydropower system can be divided into five major regions: Northern, western, southern, eastern, and north-eastern regions. Every region has its own advantages and challenges. Northern and western regions have huge power demands compared to eastern and north-eastern regions. A large part of the hydroelectric potential is concentrated in North-eastern States by virtue of the availability of water and required head but the demand for power in these areas is insignificant. The installed capacity of hydropower in northern region is about 18377 MW whereas it is about 1242 MWin north- easternregion. Despite the fact that hydropower is the most economic and preferred source of electricity, its share has been declining in the country steadily since 1963; in terms of installed capacity it has declined from 50% in 1962-63 to about 16% in October 2016. It is largely because of complexities and challenges that are ubiquitousduringplanning,construction,operationandmaintenanceofhydropower projects. During planning stage, there is an uncertainty in finalization of objectives, constraints, public acceptance, and finalization of cost estimate & time schedule, long delays in obtaining statuary clearances, etc. During the construction stage, the projects are marred by geological uncertainties; occurrence of natural disasters;issues of addressing air, land and noise pollution; muck disposal; cash flow constraints; etc. These may lead to the time and cost overrun of the project. Once the project is commissioned there may be fluctuation in stream discharge due to changing climate, development of a new project upstream or downstream of the existing project, sedimentation problem, faults in electro-mechanical equipment and power evacuation issues. These factors elevate the complexities pertaining to finalization of optimal operating schedule which ultimately disrupts the targetedpowerandrevenuegeneration. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee has established a Chair in the area of Hydropower to carry out research and suggest means of its promotion as one of the renewable sources of energy. Keeping these in mind, a National workshop is being organized at the Department of Water Resources Development and Management in association with the Indian Water Resources Society under the aegis of JPSS Chair (Hydropower). The workshop aims at to bring together the hydropower project developers, policy makers, academicians, researchersandstudentstosharetheirexperiencesandknowledgeintheareaof hydropower management. This National Workshop will focus on the following areas of hydropower development and management from thefuturisticpointofview: v Present scenario of hydropower development v Revival of hydropower for long term energy security v Legislative and regulatory changes required in power policy for sustainable development v Struggles for reducing cost and time overrun of hydropower schemes. v Integrated approach for Operation & Management of existing hydropower schemes v Issues related to sustainability of small hydropower schemes
  3. 3. v v Power management, market issues and conflict resolution with other power producers v Capacity building in Water Resources Development & Management Social and Environmental issues related to hydropower schemes. About Department of Water Resources Development & Management (WRD&M) About IWRS About Roorkee Special Issue of IWRS Journal Important Dates Venue and Date Department of Water Resources Development and Management of IITR is a premier place for learning of international standing in post-graduate education, training and research in the discipline of water resources development and management. Since its creation in 1955 under the stewardship of ECAFE (now ESCAP) of the United Nations, the department has imparted post graduate education and training on water resources development and management to 2700 water resources professionals from more than 50 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. The department has creditably undertaken numerous national and international sponsored research and consultancy projects on hydraulic & hydrological modelling, remote sensing & GIS based studies for river basin geomorphology & flood-plain changes, stream bank protection & erosion control, flood estimation & management, hydro power development, irrigation water management, river engineering including inland navigation, planning & design of hydraulic structures for water resources management. Besides regular post-graduation programmes, the department has been conducting many short-term national and international training courses in different themes of water resources management for the purpose of capacity building of water resources professionals from India and abroad. The department has successfully completed major R&D projects on action research for effecting improvement in specific under-performing largeirrigationsystems inIndiaundersponsorships fromFord Foundation,IWMIetc. Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS) was founded in 1980 as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act. IWRS Registered office is located in the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT Roorkee. In addition, IWRS has local centers in most of the major cities. Subject to approval by the executive committee, membership of IWRS is open to any person who is interested in water sector. One doesn't have to be an engineer to be a member of IWRS.Atruly democratic institution, IWRS accepts even those as members who are known to hold a view contrary to IWRS institutional view. At the last count, IWRS has about7651 individualmembers;397fellows;and50institutionalmembers. The main objective of IWRS is advancement of knowledge in technical and policy aspects of water resources development and management. IWRS serves as a platform for free and frank discussions amongst those concernedwithwaterrelatedissues. Roorkee is a peaceful and pollution free town, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya and is a gateway to the pilgrimage centre of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Kedarnath & hill stations of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Nainital. It is located inAmritsar-Howrah main line of Northern Railway and almost all mail/express trains stop here. Roorkee is well connected by road/rail to Delhi, Dehradun, Hardwar as well as important cities of Punjab, Haryana, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. The 150 years old Northern Ganga Canal originating from Haridwar whichis30Kms. fromRoorkee,passes throughtheheartof thetown. Full length papers are invited latest byApril 5, 2017. High quality selected papers will be published in a special issue of IWRS Journal. Full length papers in the above in word format can be emailed to the conference 5,2017 Lastdatefor paymentofregistrationfee ,2017 Workshop date ,2017 Submission of paperstotheIWRSJournalafterpeerreview May ,2017 The Workshop will be organized in the Department of Water Resources Development and Management, IIT Roorkeeon ,2017. Lastdatefor submission ofregistrationformandselectionintimationtocandidates April April10 April16 30 April16
  4. 4. Registration Fee Accommodation Organizing Committee The Registration fee for workshop will be Rs. 1500/- for Indian delegates and Rs. 500/- for students. The Registration fee covers conference materials, breakfast and lunch. Registration Fee can be paid through Demand Draft in favour of "Secretary, IWRS Roorkee”, payable at State Bank of India, IIT Roorkee Branch, Roorkee,andsenttoSecretary,IWRS,Roorkee. Patrons Prof.AjitK. Chaturvedi Er.A.B.Pandya Director IITRoorkee Ex-ChairmanCWC,New Delhi Chairman Organizing Committee Prof. S.K. Mishra Executive Vice President IWRS and Head, Department of WRD&M, IITRoorkee Vice-ChairmanOrganizingCommittee OrganizingSecretary Prof.M.L.Kansal Dr.AshishPandey AssociateProfessor andSecretaryIWRS, Professor, Department of WRD&M, IIT Roorkee Department of WRD&M, IIT Roorkee Participants have to make their own arrangement for accommodation. Accommodation in hotels of all ranges areavailableinRoorkeeandthesecanbebookedonlineorthroughorganizersonadvancepayment. PresidentIWRSand JPSS ChairProfessor (Hydropower) and Members of Advisory Committee 1. Shri M. Gopalakrishnan, Ex-Secretary General, ICID and Past President IWRS 2. Shri R.D. Singh, Director, NIH Roorkee 3. Prof. C.S.P. Ojha, Professor and Head, CED, IIT Roorkee 4. Prof. S.K. Majumdar, Retd. Prof. DCE, New Delhi 5. Er. R.N. Misra, CMD SJVN Ltd. 6. Er. N.N. Pande, Retd. Chief Engineer, NHPC 7. Er. D.P. Bhargav, Ex Director Tech., NHPC 8. Prof. D. Das Retd. Professor, WRDM, IITR 9. Prof. Arun Kumar, IIT Roorkee 10. Shri H.L. Arora, Exe. Director, THDCIL 11. Dr. S.K. Jain, Scientist-G, NIH, Roorkee Members of Organizing Committee 1. Prof. Deepak Khare, WRDM, IIT Roorkee 2. Prof. Nayan Sharma, WRDM, IIT Roorkee 3. Prof. S.K. Shukla, WRDM, IIT Roorkee 4. Dr. Thanga Raj Chelliah, WRDM, IIT Roorkee 5. Prof. S.V. Appa Sarma, WRDM, IIT Roorkee 6. Shri Anuj Kanwal, Director, INCSW, CWC 7. Shri P.N. Singh, Director, CWC 8. Dr. R.P. Pandey, Scientist-G, NIH Roorkee Contact Address Prof. M.L. Kansal Dr. Ashish Pandey Associate Professor and Secretary IWRS, Professor, Department of WRD&M Department of WRD&M IIT Roorkee IIT Roorkee Email: Email:; Mob. 09412919302 Mob. 094120 70399 JPSS Chair Professor (Hydropower) and