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Tentative Program

Day 1 (April 19, 2007), Thursday

1000 hrs – 1100 hrs           Inaugural Session

  • WELCOME ADDRESS by Mr C.V.J.Varma, President, CPU
  • Address by Mr Vivek Gupta, Director, Communications Sector, IBM
  • Address by Mr Kumud Goel, MD, KLG Systel
  • Address by Oracle Represetative
  • Presidential address by Mr H.L. Bajaj, Member (Technical), Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Government of India
  • Inaugural address by Mr Anil Razdan, Secretary (Power), Government of India
  • Vote of thanks

1100 hrs – 1120 hrs           Tea & Networking Break

1120 hrs – 1315 hrs           Technical Session 1- Distribution System Reforms/ Restructuring

Session Chairman:            P Abraham, Chairman, Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd & Former Secretary, Power

Keynote Speakers:

  • P. Abraham, Former Secretary (Power)- “Power Sector Reforms- A Long Way to Go.
  • S. Padmanaban, Deputy Director & Senior Adviser, USAID and Gaurav Bhatiani, Power Sector Development Manager, USAID –DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • A Viswanath, Senior Vice-President, GMR- Power Sector Reforms - Governance in Distribution Sector
  • M. Gopalakrishna, Dir-in-charge, Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation Ltd & Former Chairman REC: Distribution Financing
  • Uttam Khobragade, General Manager, BEST Undertaking: Management Of Metropolitan Distribution System – Metering And Revenue Protection
  • Vibha Vishwanath (Mrs), Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE): Customer Satisfaction-Electricity supply from small entrepreneur and home maker point of view.
  • Dr. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, Adviser & Head of the Solar Energy Center: Use of non-conventional energy source like solar energy for heating and other application and rewarding such uses

 Q & A

1315 hrs – 1400 hrs           Lunch

1400 hrs – 1540 hrs           Technical Session 2- IT & Other Initiative For Distribution System Modernization & Loss Management

Session Chairman: Bharat Lal Meena, MD, KPTCL

Keynote Speakers:

  • Bharat Lal Meena, MD, KPTCL: Distribution System Modernization & Loss Management and IT initiative OR Energy Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction in Electricity Supply System
  • Dr. M.V. Krishna Rao, Director, Global Energy Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd: GIS as a tool for better dist. management.
  • Reji Kumar, Head- Energy & Utilities, IBM India Pvt Ltd: Intelligent Utility Network (IUN) to reduce T&D Loss
  • Parag A. Parikh, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Corporation Utilities Global Business Unit: Reducing non-technical losses and improving power distribution reliability
  • Amit Goel, VP, KLG Systel: Advance Distribution Networks


  • K.B.Singh, Head IT BSES: Impact of IT in loss reduction

Q & A

1540 hrs – 1600 hrs           TEA

1600 hrs – 1750 hrs           Technical Session 3- Quality & Reliability of Power Supply & Excellence in Distribution System Management

Session Chairman: Arup Ghosh, COO, North Delhi Power Ltd

Keynote Speakers:

  • Arup Ghosh, COO, North Delhi Power Ltd: Excellence in Customer Service
  • Raghunath Mahapatra, Associate VP- Risk & Business Solutions, Ernst & Young India: Organizational Processes for Quality & Reliability of Power Supply


  • Anjali Chandra, Director, CEA: Quality crisis in Indian Power supply systems
  • Vikram Gandotra, Chief Manager (Marketing), Siemens & Mr Sanjay Banga, NDPL: Automation for Modern Distribution Networks based on NDPL's experience
  • Medidi Phanendra & Ritesh Jain, Datagen Power Systems (P) Ltd: Concepts & Methodologies for Reliable Energy Audits of Distribution Systems
  • R.C. Agarwal, Manoj Khare & M.L. Jain, EMCO: Inadvertent Tripping of Power System due to Magnetizing Inrush Currents

Q & A

Day2 (April 20, 2007) Friday

0930 hrs – 1130 hrs           Technical Session 4- Energy Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction in Distribution System

Session Chairman: Sunil Verma, Member- E&C, CEA

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sumit Goel, GM, KLG Systel: Manage Demand to boost Efficiency.
  • Norrish Hedley, Business Head- Asia Pacific, SAP:
  • Chandan Chowdhury, CEO, IFS Solutions India Pvt Ltd.: IT Enabled Business Applications for Energy Sector


  • Pukhraj Singh & M.K.Pradhan, EMCO: True power factor control using solid-state harmonic filter-
  • Priank Mathur HOG NDPL Consulting: Customer Satisfaction in Electricity Supply System :
  • Deepak T. More, NDPL : Evaluation of MV Power cables in service by various diagnostic techniques

Q & A

1130 hrs – 1150 hrs           Tea & Networking Break

1150 hrs – 1315 hrs           Technical Session 5- Metering, Billing and Innovative methods for Revenue Protection

Session Chairman:   Bhanu Bhushan, Member, CERC

Keynote Speakers:

  • Amit Kapur, Partner, J Sagar & Associates: Legal Framework, Rights & Obligation of Utilities & Customer


  • G.K. Panchal, Gr. Tech. Adviser, Datagen Power Systems (P) Ltd: Wiring and Installation Practices in the Era of Electronic Meters
  • Prashant Sharma, Secure Meters Ltd: Innovative prepayment metering scheme for the Residential sector
  • R. Rammohan, Product Manager, CMS Computers Ltd: Energy Audit, AMR and on line metering solutions
  • Praveen Aggarwal, Easun Reyrolle: Automatic Data Logging System (ADLS)/SCADA

Q & A

1315 hrs – 1400 hrs           Lunch

1400 hrs – 1530 hrs           Technical Session 6- Village Electrification under Bharat Nirman

Session Chairman: J.S. Sekhon, Member Distribution, PSEB

Keynote Speakers:

  • J.S. Sekhon, Member Distribution, PSEB: Rural Electrification – Punjab Modal
  • S.R.Sethi, Director (Operation), Delhi Transco Ltd: Management of Rural Distribution through Franchisees
  • Sudhir Mohan, Scientist G, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources: Distributed Generation using Renewable Energy for Rural Electrification.
  • Suresh Aggarwal, Scientist, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Sources: Special Area Development Program for RE


  • Ramesh Bhatia, General Manager- Corporate Sales, Conzerv Systems Pvt. Ltd: Energy Accounting of 11 KV Feeders through Software System
  • S.C.Das, Supt. in Electrical Maintenance, Department of NTPC, Farakka: Integrated Distributed Energy Resources- Microgrid Concept in the Evolving Power Scenario.

Q & A

1530 hrs – 1640 hrs           Technical Session 7- Management of Distribution System, Case Studies and Human Resources Development

Session Chairman: C.V.J.Varma, President , CPU


  • Nirmal Daga, CMS Computers Ltd: SCADA for System Management
  • V.C. Mathur, Chief Mentor, Center for Power Efficiency in Distribution, NDPL: Training Intervention at NDPL
  • J.S.Thorve, Supdt. SCADA & Sunil V Pardeshi, Asst. Enginner, BEST Undertaking-Evolution of SCADA System in BEST- A Case Study
  • Nilesh Kane, NDPL: Improvement of the Reliability and Efficiency of the power system in NDPL from operation and protection point of view
  • Sanjeev Atri, NDPL: Improving reliability with INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY
  • Prof. G. Sudarsana Rao & A.V.L.K. Jagannadha Sarma, Andhra University: IT Initiatives in Power Distribution of Andhra Pradesh (A study on Consumer Services)

Q & A

1640 hrs – 1700 hrs           Valedictory address by Mr Jayant Kawale, Joint Secretary , Ministry of Power

1700hrs         Tea & Close



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