Coal based power generation conference on february 11-12, 2013 at the imperial,new delhi


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I am pleased to inform you that Power Line magazine is organising a conference on “Coal-based Power Generation” on February 11-12, 2013 at The Imperial, New Delhi.

The mission of this conference is to highlight and discuss the key issues and challenges facing developers of new power projects and operators of existing power plants. The conference will also showcase potential solutions and strategies.

The conference will have fifteen main sessions: Key Trends and Outlook, Government’s Perspective, Developers' Perspective, Domestic Coal Supply Outlook, Global Coal Scenario: Sourcing Options, Coal Price Pooling –Options and Impact, Focus on Financing, Supercritical Technology: Promise and Experience So far, Project Showcase, Achieving PAT Targets, Fly Ash Utilisation and Management, Spotlight on Coal Washing, Focus on Coal Blending, Equipment Trends and R&M Need and Potential.

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Coal based power generation conference on february 11-12, 2013 at the imperial,new delhi

  1. 1. 4th Annual Conference onCoal-based Power GenerationIssues and Challenges: New Projects and Operating PlantsFebruary 11-12, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi 1
  2. 2. COAL-BASED POWER GENERATION Mission Coal-based power plants account for 57 per cent of the total power generation capacity in India, with an installed base of over 120 GW. Their share is set to increase further in the next five years. According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), over 98 GW of coal-based capacity is under construction, for commissioning during the Twelfth Plan period (2012-17). The government has proposed a target of over 70 GW or 80 per cent of the total capacity addition for this plan period. However, of late, fuel issues have been impacting the sector, causing anxiety among all stakeholders. Despite the intervention of the Prime Ministers Office and the Presidential directive to Coal India Limited (CIL) in early 2012 to enter into fuel supply agreements (FSAs) with developers, these are yet to fructify. The deadlock between the developers and CIL continues on key FSA provisions drafted by CIL. Further, private developers have expressed discontent over the different versions of FSAs for public and private sector projects. Another contentious issue is the pricing of coal that will be imported by CIL to meet its committed quantity. CIL has suggested supply of this coal on a cost-plus basis, but the Planning Commission and the CEA have proposed pooling of prices. While developers had been looking at imported coal as an option to meet the domestic coal shortage, the recent resource nationalism drive in various coal- exporting countries has created uncertainty. This has jeopardised large projects under development, which were solely dependent on imports, including the ultra mega power projects (UMPPs). As a result, several project developers have sought a revision in tariffs determined through competitive bidding, which has not been acceptable to the discoms. In a bid to resolve this issue for future projects, the Ministry of Power (MoP) is in the process of modifying the standard bidding documents. It has proposed to replace the existing build-own-operate model with the design-build-finance-operate-transfer (DBFOT) model. This has been viewed as a retrograde step by devel- opers. Unless the standard bidding documents are finalised soon, the award of new projects through competitive bidding will be further stalled. Going forward, generators will have to devise mechanisms to cope with the increasing coal import content, given that production from CIL and captive coal blocks has fallen short of targets. The CEA has advised generators to ensure that the boiler designs for upcoming projects allow blending of coal up to 30 per cent. While the domestic equipment manufacturing capacity has been expanding, the recent imposition of import duty on foreign equipment may make imports costly for future power projects. Another factor that worries developers is the still inadequate manufacturing capacity for balance of plant (BoP) equipment. The existing coal-based plants will also have to improve their heat rates to comply with the energy efficiency norms stipulated under the Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme. There are new requirements with respect to coal washing and fly ash utilisation. An increasing proportion of future capacity addition is based on supercritical technology, driven by factors like higher efficiency and mandatory requirements. An area that needs greater focus is renovation and modernisation (R&M), particularly for old power plants owned by state utilities. The mission of this conference is to highlight and discuss the key issues and challenges facing developers of new power projects and operators of existing power plants. The conference will also showcase potential solutions and strategies. Target Audience The conference is targeted at: - Coal-based power producers b - Transcos and discoms - Coal producers - Financiers and investors - Other power producers - Technology providers - Regulatory agencies - Other fuel suppliers - SEBs and electricity departments - Government and planning agencies - Coal importers - Legal and management consultants, etc OrganisersThe conference is being organised by Power Line (the premier magazine for the Indian power sector), which is published by India Infrastructure Publishing, acompany dedicated to providing information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. It also publishes IndianInfrastructure and Renewable Watch magazines. It produces a series of research reports on the infrastructure sectors including Coal-based Power Generation, bCoal in India, Power in India, Mining in India and Indian Gas Market. The company publishes Power News (a weekly newsletter), Power Line Directory andYearbook and the Mining Directory and Yearbook.
  3. 3. February 11-12, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi 1 AGENDA/STRUCTURE KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK SUPERCRITICAL TECHNOLOGY: PROMISE AND EXPERIENCE SO FAR What are the key trends and developments in coal-based generation? What has been the experience with supercritical technology in India so far? What is the outlook for the sector? What is its cost-benefit impact on projects? What are the key issues and challenges? What are the key issues and challenges? GOVERNMENT’S PERSPECTIVE PROJECT SHOWCASE What is the government’s perspective on the development of coal-based power? What are some of the most noteworthy upcoming projects in India? What are the key issues and concerns? How does the MoP propose What are their key features? to address them? What can we learn from their experience? How would the proposed DBFOT model help the sector? ACHIEVING PAT TARGETS What is the update on the UMPP initiative? What is the plan for future projects? What are the efficiency improvement targets under the PAT scheme? What are the MoP’s views on FSAs and coal price pooling? What are the potential solutions and strategies to meet these targets? DEVELOPERS PERSPECTIVE What are the key issues and challenges? What are their key issues and concerns? FLY ASH UTILISATION AND MANAGEMENT How are the developers securing fuel supplies for their projects? What are the key regulatory requirements? What are the developers’ views on the proposed DBFOT model? What has been the generators’ experience so far? What are the developers’ views on FSAs and coal price pooling? What are the key issues and challenges in fly ash utilisation? DOMESTIC COAL SUPPLY OUTLOOK SPOTLIGHT ON COAL WASHING What is the outlook for domestic coal supply and prices? What are the new regulatory requirements? What is the current status of captive mining? What is the impact of coal washing on plant performance and project economics? What are the issues and concerns? What are the potential options and strategies for power plants? GLOBAL COAL SCENARIO: SOURCING OPTIONS FOCUS ON COAL BLENDING What is the global coal scenario? What are the demand, supply and price trends? What are the new needs and requirements? What are the available import options for developers? What are the technical issues associated with blending of coal? What are the issues and challenges in mine acquisitions? How are the developers coping with it? COAL PRICE POOLING – OPTIONS AND IMPACT EQUIPMENT TRENDS What are the key options for coal price pooling? What is the progress on manufacturing capacity addition for main plant equipment? What are the pros and cons? What role will be played by imports in view of the recent levy of import duty? How will it impact different stakeholders? What is the status of BoP equipment manufacturing capacity? FOCUS ON FINANCING R&M NEED AND POTENTIAL What are the financiers’ key issues and concerns? What is the state of old coal-based plants (PLF, availability, efficiency, etc.)? How are they dealing with delayed/stranded/underutilised assets and projects? What is the need and potential for R&M? What are the new requirements for funding coal-based projects? What has been the experience so far (noteworthy projects)? The sessions will feature presentations by speakers followed by Q&A and floor discussions. The conference will feature, as appropriate, the viewpoints of all key stakeholders – power producers, technology providers, policymakers/regulators, financiers and fuel suppliers.Delegate Fee The delegate fee is Rs 22,500 for one, Rs 37,500 for two, Rs 52,500 for three and Rs 67,500 for four. There is a special low fee of Rs 7,000 per participant for delegates from the state electricity boards and their successor entities, regulatory commissions and academic institutions. A service tax of 12.36 per cent is applicable on the registration fee. Previous participants The participating organisations in our previous conferences on "Coal-based Power Generation" include ABB, ABG Shipyard, ACB, ACC, Adani, Aditya Birla Insurance, Alstom Power, Amtek Auto, APGENCO, Archean b Group, Atlas Copco, Atlas Logistics, Avantha Power, Axis Bank, Badrinarain Alloys & Steel, Bajaj Engineering, Bank of Baroda, Bharat Forge, BHEL, Bhartiya Rail Bijlee, Birla Tyres, Blue Star, Bygging India Canara Bank, C&S Electric, Carborundum Universal, CERC, Cethar Vessels, Clyde Pumps, CMPDI, Coal India, Coastal Energen, Coastal Gujarat, Dalmia Cement, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Development Consultants, DSP Merrill Lynch, Duet India, DVC, E&Y, Economic Law Practice, EICS Group, Elecon, Energy Infratech, EIL, Essar Projects, Essel Mining, Evonik, Fair Commodities, Fedders Llyod, FerroTech India, Fichtner Consulting, FLSmidth, GE, Glencore India, GMR, GRIDCO, HCC, Heavy Water Plant, HPERC, Hindalco Industries, Hindustan Zinc, Honeywell Automation, ICICI, IDBI, IDFC, IMFA, Isgec John Thompson, J Power, Jindal India Thermal, Jindal Power, JM Financial, JSW Power Trading, Korus Energy, L&T Finance, L&T Power, L&T-Sargent & Lundy, Lahmeyer International, Lanco Infratech, Leighton Contractors, Lodge S Cottrell, M3 Investments, Macawber Beekay, Mahagenco, McNally Bharat, MEIL, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Monnet Ispat, Moser Baer, NALCO, North Karnataka Power, NTPC, OPG Power, OERC, PE Consulting, PFC, PWC, PTC India, Reliance Infrastructure, SBI Capital, SCCL Mines, Schede Lagertechnik, Sew Infrastructure, Shree Renuka Energy, Siemens, Sindya Power Generating Company, SRF, SDG, Surya Roshni, Tata Power, Technofab Engineering, Tecpro Systems, ThyssenKrupp, TRF, Vedanta, Voith Turbo, Walchandnagar Industries, Wartsila, Welspun Energy, Wipro, Wyman Gordon, Zuari Cement, YES Bank, etc.
  4. 4. 4th Annual Conference on COAL-BASED POWER GENERATION Issues and Challenges: New Projects and Operating Plants February 11-12, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi Registration Form I would like to register for the conference. I am enclosing Rs_______________________________vide cheque/demand draft no.___________________ drawn on __________________________dated ______________ in favour of India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd. payable at New Delhi. Please send wire transfer payments to: Sponsorship Beneficiary India Infrastructure Publishing Private Limited Bank Account No. 1050338 opportunities are Bank Name The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. Swift Code ABNAINBBDEL available Bank Address M-6 Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India IFSC Code ABNA0100327Name(s)/Designation (IN BLOCK LETTERS)CompanyMailing AddressPhone MobileFaxEmail Registration FeeDelegates One Two Three FourINR 22,500 37,500 52,500 67,500Service tax (12.36%) 2,781 4,635 6,489 8,343Total 25,281 42,135 58,989 75,843USD 525 875 1,225 1,575 There is a special low fee of Rs 7,000 per participant for delegates from the state electricity boards and their successor entities, regulatory commissions, and academic institutions. Registration will be confirmed on receipt of the payment. To register online, please log on to Policy: Full payment must be received prior to the conference. Conference fee includes lunch, tea/coffee and conference materials. Cover pic courtesy: shutterstock images Conference fees cannot be substituted for any other product or service being extended by India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd. Contact: Priyanka Yadav, Conference Cell, India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd., B-17, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016. 1 Tel: +91-11-46078359, 41034615, 9971223069 Fax: +91-11-26531196, 46038149. 1 4 1 2 E-mail: m