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6th Annual Conference on

Key Challenges and the Way Forward

July 16-17, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi

Supported by:




The power transmission network in India has been growing in size and complexity. The interstate transmission network has grown

at a CAGR of around 10 per cent over the past five years.

The intra-state transmission network has, however, grown at a much slower pace as compared to the interstate transmission network.

This can be attributed to the poor financial position of the state transmission utilities, which has hampered investment in infrastructure.

Certain parts of the country, especially the southern region, face serious issues of transmission congestion. This limits the ability of the

southern states to utilise short-term power to meet their needs. Power Grid Corporation of India (Powergrid), the central transmission

utility, is implementing projects related to the creation of the National Grid and high capacity transmission corridors to evacuate power

from upcoming generation projects. These measures are expected to ease the transmission congestion issues.

The significant growth in renewable capacity poses challenges for transmission system planners. Last year, Powergrid released a report

containing detailed transmission plans to ensure proper evacuation of power from current and upcoming renewable energy capacities.

Measures such as intra and interstate transmission system strengthening, forecasting, etc. will address intermittency and variability

aspects of renewable energy generation and help in grid integration of this power.

Over time, the private sector has been increasing its contribution to the transmission segment. Though its percentage share is still

small, seven out of the nine projects awarded through competitive bidding so far have been won by the private sector. At the

intra-state level too, an initiative has been taken by some states like Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to involve

the private sector in transmission.

System operators face the challenge of managing a complex grid. The grid disturbance in July 2012 raised questions about the

robustness of the country's grid. The enquiry committee set up after the incident has made several suggestions regarding grid

management, some of which are being implemented. The regulator, on its part, has been taking steps to achieve greater grid

discipline. The past year saw amendments being made to the UI and IEGC regulations to tighten the frequency band. A

regulation regarding standards of performance for interstate transmission licensees was also announced in September 2012.

On the technology front, the move towards higher voltages has spurred the demand for high voltage transformers. Technologies to

increase the loadability of transmission lines are being utilised. Compact towers are being designed to address right of way issues. The

increasing need for automation is creating new demands for communication technologies. Powergrid is implementing a smart grid

project through the deployment of phasor measurement units at various locations.

The mission of this conference is to focus on the key challenges facing Indian transcos, relating to capacity, stability and security,

congestion and complexity. The conference will also highlight strategies and solutions that can address these challenges, in the

form of policy, regulatory and technological initiatives.

Target Audience

The conference is targeted at officials and managers from:

- Transmission companies - Regulatory agencies

- State electricity boards - Power generators (public/private)

- Interstate transmission operators - Distribution companies

- Private developers - Private utilities

- Technology providers - Funding agencies

- Equipment manufacturers - Consulting organisations, etc.

Key Challenges and the Way Forward


What are the recent trends and developments in the power

transmission sector?

What are the issues and challenges? What is the outlook?


What are Powergrid's plans for the development of the interstate

transmission network?

What are the key projects under execution?

What are the focus areas for the next few years?


What are the key challenges relating to grid operations in the country?

What are the options available to address these challenges?

What are the future plans of POSOCO?


What are the initiatives being undertaken by the key state

transmission utilities?

What are their investment plans?

What are the key issues and challenges for the intra-state

transmission system?


What is the progress on transmission projects being executed by the

private sector?

What has been the experience with competitive bidding?

What needs to be done to enhance private participation in the sector?


What is the progress on the enquiry committee recommendations on

grid disturbance?

What are the biggest areas of concern?

What are the key steps/measures necessary to ensure grid discipline?


What are the transmission requirements for power evacuation from

renewable sources?

What is the update on the proposed green corridors?

What are the plans of states witnessing a significant increase in

renewable capacity?


What is the update on the deployment of WAMS and synchrophasor


What is the update on the Powergrid's URTDMS project?

What are the future plans?



What has been the progress on the high capacity transmission


What are the noteworthy UHV/EHV projects being implemented?

What is the update on the creation of the National Grid?


What is the progress on point of connection tariffs?

What is the update on the Ancillary Market Regulations?

What are other key regulatory developments related to the

transmission sector?


What are the key technology trends in transformers and substations?

What are the transformer-related challenges faced by transcos?

What are the emerging requirements?


What are the requirements for transmission lines and towers over the

next few years?

What are the emerging needs of transcos regarding conductors

and towers?

What are the new and upcoming technologies?



What are the specific communication needs of transcos?

What telecom strategies and solutions are being currently

used by transcos?

What are the most promising new technologies and applications?


What are the economics of transmission projects?

What are the financing requirements of the sector?

What are the transmission tariff trends?


What is the need for benchmarking?

What are the key benchmarking parameters?

How do Indian transcos compare with overseas players and

among themselves?

The sessions will feature presentations by speakers followed by Q&A

and floor discussions. The conference will feature, as appropriate, the

viewpoints of all the key stakeholders.

July 16-17, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi

Previous Participants

The organisations that participated in our previous conferences include A2Z, ABB, Adani Infra, Aditya Birla Insulators, Ajmer Vidyut,

Alstom T&D, AP Transco, APERC, AREVA T&D, Bajaj Electricals, Balfour Beatty Capital, BGR Energy, Bharat Bijlee, BHEL, Bhoruka

Power, BSEB, BSES, CEA, CERC, CESC, CESU, Chhattisgarh State Power Transmission, CSERC, CLP Power, CPRI, Crompton

Greaves, Deepak Cables, DVC, Delhi Transco, DPSC, Easun-Mr, Electrotherm, EMC, Emco, Essar Power , Feedback Ventures, Ferranti,

GE Energy, GERC, GETCO, GET Power, GMR, Godrej & Boyce, GRIDCO, GTZ, GESCOM, Gujarat Power Infrastructure, Haryana Vidyut

Vitran Prasaran, HPERC, HPSEB, Hythro Power Corporation, IBM, ICICI Bank, IDBI, IDFC, IL&FS IDC, Ispat Energy, Isolux Corsan,

IVRCL, Jindal Power, JSPL, JSEB, JSPL, KEC International, KEI Industries, KfW, Kirloskar Electrical, KJV Alloy Conductors, KPTCL,

KSEB, KVK Nilachal Power, L&T, Lanco Infratech, Lanco Anpara Power, Maha Transco, Man Structurals, MERC, Moserbaer , MoP,

MPERC, MP Transco, MSETCL, MSPL, NCC Infrastructure, NDPL, NHPC, NRLDC, NTPC, OERC, OPTCL, Parbati Koldam Transmission,

PFC, Powergrid, POSOCO, PTCUL, PTC, Punjab State Transmission Corporation, PwC, Ramky Infrastructure, RRVPNL, REC

Transmission, Reliance Power Transmission, SBI Capital, Servomax, Sew Infrastructure, Siemens, State Grid Corporation of China,

Stemcor Alloys & Ispat, Sterlite Technologies, Sujana Towers, Supreme, Suzlon Infrastructure, TANTRANSCO, TNEB, TANGEDCO, Tata

Power, Tata Projects, TCE, Teestavalley Power Transmission, Tesla Transformers, Torrent Power, Transformers & Rectifiers, UB

Engineering, Unique Structures & Towers, Universal Crescent Power, UPERC, Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam, Uttarakhand Power

Corporation, UPPTCL, Utkarsh Tubes & Pipes, WBSEDCL and WBSETCL.


The conference is being organised by Power Line, which is published by India Infrastructure Publishing, a company dedicated to providing

information on infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. The group also publishes Indian

Infrastructure magazine, Power News (a weekly newsletter), and a series of reports on the energy sector including Power in India,

Transmission in India and Distribution in India.

Global Transmission is a leading provider of information and analysis on the global electricity transmission industry. It publishes the

Global Transmission Report (a monthly newsletter) and Global Transmission Weekly (a weekly update), and operates

Delegate Fee

The delegate fee is Rs 22,500 for one participant, Rs 37,500 for two, Rs 52,500 for three and Rs 67,500 for four. There is also a

20 per cent "early bird" discount for those registering before June 14, 2013.

There is a special low fee of Rs 5,000 per participant for the state electricity boards and their successor entities, regulatory authorities

and academic institutions.

A service tax of 12.36 per cent is applicable on the registration fee.

R.N. Nayak

CMD, Power Grid

Corporation of India

S.K. Soonee

CEO, Power

System Operation


N.S. Sodha

Executive Director,

LD&C, Power Grid

Corporation of India


Alok K. Roy

CEO, Reliance Power


S.K. Negi

MD, Gujarat Energy



Y.K. Raizada

Director, Technical,

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut

Prasaran Nigam

U.G. Zalte




Pratik Agarwal

VP, Corporate Strategy and

Head, Infrastructure

Business, Sterlite



“It was pleasure to speak at a conference that was organised with such

professionalism and elegance. We look forward to more such conferences.”

Pratik Agarwal, Head, Infrastructure Business, Sterlite Technologies

“Time management at the conference was excellent. We shall continue to

support Power Line.”

S.K. Negi, MD, GETCO

“Such discussions should be done in a regular manner. It is very good for the

upgradation of our knowledge.”

R. Ranjan, VP, T&D, Lanco Infratech


“It has been a good experience as wide and contemporary areas have been

covered on the subject.”

Debashish Ghosh, CESC

“An excellent service provided by Power Line to update the knowledge of

power managers.”

Senthilvelan. T, TANTRANSCO

“It was a very good experience to learn about new ideas and the problems faced

by state and private agencies in the transmission segment.”

Ankur D. Sharma, Parbati-Koldam Transmission Company

For sponsorship opportunities and registration, contact: Gurpreet Kaur at +91-11-41688859, 9810498985

email:, or visit us at

6th Annual Conference on


Key Challenges and the Way Forward

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July 16-17, 2013, The Imperial, New Delhi

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