Glimpses of the 20th India Power Forum

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In past few years, India has achieved an impressive growth in adding power generation capacity. Efforts have been made to alleviate the long standing problems like power shortages, rural electrifications, poor distribution companies (Discom) financial health and non performing energy assets through various policy interventions. The energy supply spectrum largely entails coal (about 50%) followed by oil and gas. It is envisaged that in 2050, India will have an annual energy demand of about 14,500 TWh per year (with a moderate CAGR of 6.7% till 2050). Largely the demand will be from industry sector followed by transportation and buildings. In the absence of paradigm shift towards the low carbon alternatives, the dependence on fossil fuel will increase, causing a serious threat to nation's energy security and GHG emissions in future.

With determined efforts by the policy makers, India can overcome barriers to enable investment in clean and sustainable energy supply options. In 2050, India will achieve reliable, economically competitive and environmentally sustainable electricity system, addressing the energy security and environmental strains. A couple of trends under current energy sector reforms are converging to create game-changing disruptions like electrification of large energy intensive sectors coupled with accelerated renewable energy capacity addition, parallel efforts to strengthen electricity supply to underserved and un-served through integration of grid and distributed renewable energy, adoption of emerging storage technologies to increase the grid appetite to accommodate intermittent sources and enabling cost optimization through the best use of automation and communication analytics.

All India installed capacity in MW of power station as on 30.4.2017 (utilities) is 329204.53. This includes Thermal (220569.88 - Coal, Gas, Diesel), Nuclear (6780), Hydro (44594.42) and Renewables (57260.23).

The Plant Load Factor (PLF) of Thermal power stations is an index of utilization of the installed capacity. The average PLF of TPSs of power utilities is declining and is cause of worry for the sector.

Today everyone in this country realizes that without Power no development could take place in any country of the world. With the help of per capital power consumption the standard of living of all the human being in a country is measured. But the Power Sector is not getting the priority which is actually required. Every Government has been talking for providing 24 hours power to all the villages of our country and this talk is going on since last 30 years (approx.). Government should try to understand the real problem of power sector and could take remedial rmeasues in positive direction to solve the problem of power sector.

In this backdrop, this Conference will debate on “Sustainability of Power Business - Paradigm Shift for 24x7 Power for All”

Organised By
India Energy Forum
Supported By
Knowledge Partner
Jindal Power
Power Grid
Coal India