CII organized 4th India Energy Conclave 2010 at Ahmedabad
“Gujarat has achieved self sufficiency in power generation in last 10 years. The current installed capacity in the state has approximately increased by three fold from 4,000 MW in 2001 to around 12,000 MW in 2010 and in next two years additional capacity of 12,000 MW will be created as many private companies have set up their plants in the state. Power sector is facing various challenges including scarcity of basic resources, shortage of skilled manpower, demand-supply gap etc. Smart Grid and employing advance technology in various operations is the need of the hour.” said Mr. D J Pandian, IAS, Principal Secretary, Energy and Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat, while delivering the keynote address at 4th edition of India Energy Conclave 2010: “Innovative Ideas for the Indian Power Sector” organized by CII.
Mr. Sudhir M Trehan, Chairman – CII India Energy Conclave 2010 and Managing Director Crompton Greaves Ltd gave detailed idea to the attendees about the conclave and its objectives. He said in his keynote address “We are pleased to organize the Energy Conclave in Gujarat because it is the most industrial state in the country. There are various issues and challenges in the sector and we need aggressive growth plan to change the scenario of the power sector. Many projects are coming up and India will see balance in power supply and demand in next five years. We also need to encourage private sector participation to bridge the demand-supply gap and to improve the quality of power. The path seems to have been defined and moving towards the right direction.”
The Conclave was supported by Government of Gujarat as part of Swarnim Gujarat and Vibrant Gujarat 2011. The Conclave was also supported by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Cogeneration Association of India (COGEN INDIA), Control Panel & Switchgear Manufacturers' Association (COSMA), Council of Power Utilities, India Energy Forum, Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA), Indian Transformers Manufacturer Association (ITMA), Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA) and Indo French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI) along with IndiaCore as the Magazine Partner, enefinder.com & Tender Tiger as the Online Partners and A. T. Kearney Ltd. as the Knowledge Partner.
India Energy Conclave 2010 covered a wide range of topics of interest to stakeholders in the industry like, Power Value Chain – Working in Tandem for Brightened Future; Next Generation Growth Agenda and leading industry players also participated in an exclusive CEO’s Interactive Roundtable: “Power Sector – Growth Models and Imperatives for the Future”. Thus the theme of the conclave was “Innovative Ideas for the Indian Power Sector”.
The other eminent speakers at the Conclave included Mr. Naishadh Parikh, Chairman & Managing Director, Equinox Solutions Ltd; Mr. Vikas Kaushal, Partner & Vice President, A T Kearney Ltd, Mr R S Sharma, Managing Director, Jindal Power Ltd; Mr Ravi Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Power Ltd; Dr J M Phatak, Chairman & Managing Director, Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC), Mr Harshvardhan Bhatnagar, Vice President – Off shore Project, India Business, Suzlon Energy Ltd; Mr Abhishek Poddar, Principal, A T Kearney Ltd etc.