Full Conference Programme

Renowned for delivering high-quality content and comprehensive in-depth practical information, the POWER-GEN India & Central Asia conference brings together a range of experts involved in every aspects of power generation


Wednesday 17 May 2017

11:00 -13:00


Welcome & Inauguration Ceremony 


Welcome Address - Mr. Glenn Ensor, Managing Director, PennWell International, UK 

Address by: Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Advisor, POWER-GEN  India & Central Asia 2017, India

Keynote Address: Mr. K.M. Singh, CMD, NHPC, India* 

Keynote Address by  – Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, India*       

Keynote Address- Shri Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL, India*          

Keynote Address- Mr. I.S. Jha, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, India*  

Keynote Address- Shri P.V. Ramesh, CMD, Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd., India*

Keynote Address- Mr. P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, India*

Keynote Address- Shri Susheel Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, India*

Keynote Address- Mr. Rajeev Sharma, CMD, Power Finance Corporation, India*

Keynote Address- Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, India*      

Keynote Address- Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Forest and Environment, India*          

Keynote Address by - Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India*                       

Chairman Address: Mr. Anil Razdan, Former Secretary (Power), Govt. Of India, India     

 Chief Guest - Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India*      

Vote of Thanks - Mr. Rajan Sharma, Managing Director, Interads Exhibition Pvt. Ltd., India                               


13:00 - 14:00 Delegate Lunch Break
Session 1
14:00 - 15:30


High-Level Plenary Panel Discussion: India's Rapidly Transforming Power System


Mr. Ravindra Kumar Verma, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority, India*

Mr. A.K. Jain, MD, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), India

Mr. I.S. Jha, CMD, Power Grid Corporation of India, India*

Mr. Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC, India*

Mr. Ravi Parthasarthy, Chairman, IL&FS, India*

Mr. Ravi Uppal, MD & Group CEO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India*

Mr. Sushil Kumar Soonee, Advisor, POSOCO, India*

Mr. K.S. Popli, Chairman, IREDA, India*


Session 2  
16:00 - 17:30


Innovative O&M Strategies - Case Studies


Improving reliability of field instrumentation
Mr. G. Mohan, Project Leader, Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), India

Maximizing Economic Return on all Assets
Mr. Pramod Kumar Rastogi, Associate Director for Business Development, Industry Business, Schneider Electric.

Technologies in Fuel Transport System of Coal Based Power Stations
Mr Dennis Barlow, GE, India

Advanced Pattern Recognition application in Power plants and Condition-Based Maintenance: Diagnostics and Prognostic
Deepak Khajouria, Vice President & Co-founder, XMPLR Energy, India

Title TBC
Dr. Ralf Gilgen (Director), Encotec Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd.





Panel Discussion:Conventional Power Policy & Regulatory Update

Mr. Joerg Gmeinbauer, Global Market Leader, Bureau Veritas, France

Mr. B.P. Singh, Member, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, India*

Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP Ltd., India*

Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP Ltd., India*

Dr. Ralf Schiele, CEO, STAG Energy Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., Germany

Shri B.K. Mishra, Director, Lanco Group, India*



Thursday 18 May 2017

Session 3
09:30 - 11:00


Emissions Control Part 1


Dealing with SO2 removal uncertainties - A techno-commercial comparison between the two most widely used FGD systems
Mr. Chetan Ghare, Air Quality Control Engineer, B&V, India

Low Cost Solution for NOx Control, VPC
Mr. Anup Bhargava, Jindal Power Limited, Germany

Advanced DeNOx Technologies for the Minimization of Capital and Operating Costs in Combustion Facilities
Dr. Enrique Bosch, Managing Director, INERCO Energy Technologies, USA

The Cost-Effective Way to NOx Compliance in India
Dr. Gerry Riley, Principal Fuels & Combustion Eng., RJM International, UK

Preserving the Ecosystem out of Green Responsibility: 
Mr. Peng Zheng, Vice General Manager of Technology Innovation Centre, Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporate Ltd.

Application of Flue Gas Desulfurization to the India Power Market
Mr. Enrique Vega and Mr. Clayton Erickson BPE
Co- author: K Viswanathan and B Krishnakumar ISGEC



Panel Discussion - The Changing Project Financing Landscape


Attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).  Energy Infrastructure Requirements of Multinational Corporations
Mr. Mark Moriarity, Managing Director, Duxbury Energy, USA

Mr. R. Nagarajan, Director Finance, Power Finance Corporation Ltd., India*

Dr. Ashok Haldia, MD & CEO, PTC India Financial Services Ltd., India*

Mr. Yash Pal Singh, Vice President, SBI Capital, India*

Mr. Nagandra, Sr. Vice President, Adani Group, India*


11:00 - 11:30 Delegate Coffee Break  
Session 4
11:30 - 13:00 


Emissions Control Part 2


Experimental Results of AQCS for Indian Coal
Mr. Srinivas Nagarajan, General Manager- Engineering, MHPS, India

Introduction of Moving Electrode Type Electrostatic Precipitator
Mr. Takamasa Kojo, Manager, MHPS Environmental Solutions, Japan

Low NOx Combustion through Deep Staging for High Ash Coals
Dr. Vivek Savarianadam, Prncipal Engineer, AECOM, UK

DeSOx & DeNOxTechnology for Thermal Power Plant Flue Gas Treatment- Our EPC & BOT Practices
Mr. Wu Yihao, Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co., Ltd

A Synopsis of Advanced Dust Control Technologies for Thermal Power Projects
Mr. U.S. Chakraborty, Sr. Manager Marketing, ECODEA, India



Technologies Supporting the Integration of Renewables


Integration and full absorption of Renewable Energy in the Indian Grid
Ms. Stuti Gnadotra, Market Development Analyst - Asia, Wartsila, India

Gas Engine Based Power Stations in Combination with Renewables
Mr. Kapil Verma, Dy. Manager, MTU, India

Large Scale Battery Storage for Grid Stability / Backup
Mr. V.S. Sharma, Generanl Manager- Renewable Energies, STEAG Energy Services, India

Utilizing the conventional power plants to balance the fluctuating power sources and to stabilize the national grids
Mr. Jan Weustink, Sr. Manager- Solutions, Siemens AG Co-author- Mr. Biju Andrews, Manage- Engineering, Siemens Ltd.

RESERVED: Moduler 10MW Natural Gas RICE Power Plant Stabilize Grid Infrastructure
Mr. John Hoeft, Sr. Power Plant Marketing Leader, GE Power


13:00 - 14:00  Delegate Lunch 
Session 5  
14:00 - 15:30


Latest Advances in Equipment Optimization

Siemens SGT-700 increasing the ability to run liquid fuel in DLE
Mr. Mats Blomstedt, Product Owner, Siemens, Sweden

Enhancing Electro Static Precipitator Performance Using Switch Mode Power Supplies
Mr. Elavarasu Jayakumar, Sr. Engineer, Schenck Process, India

Self-powering the boiler tube monitoring system by converting the difference
Mr. Yu-ki Kim, Instrument and Control Management, KOEN, South Korea
Co-author: Mr. Yong- Taek Kim, Jin-kyu Kim, KOEN, South Korea

The Reduction of Flue Gas Temperatures to Enhance Coal Plant Operations
Mr. Gus Shearer, Director- Product Management & Marketing, Ljungstrom, USA

Bag Leak detector for reduced maintenance and enhanced performance of baghouse in power plants
Mr. Dilip Sakpara, Managing Partner, MAX Filters, India



Joint Plenary Panel Discussion: Exploring How India's Grid System Needs to Evolve

Achieving Grid Stability With Renewable Power Development Along With Energy Storage Back Up Power In Post-2022 Scenario
Mr. Surendra P. Sharma, Dy. General Manager (Contract & Material), NTPC, India

Mr. Prateek  Agarwal - CEO, Sterlite Power, India*


15:30 - 16:00 Delegate Coffee Break 
Session 6:
16:00 - 17:30


Latest Advances in Plant Perfiormance

From the Fuel Yard to Stack… Plant Optimization in the Digital Age
Ms Paula Restrepo, Steam Digital Product Manager, GE, USA 

Modelling Coal Quality Impacts on Power Generation Costs
Mr. Dan Eyre, Technical Consultant, Uniper, UK

Achieving High Availability in Distributed Control System
Mr. Rajinder Singh, Consultant, Siemens, India

Effect Of High Moisture Coal That Leads To Delayed Pulvarized Coal Combustion
Mr. Avijit Malick, Operation Engineer, Reliance Power, India

The Increasing Risk of Environmental Audit in India
Mr. Nicholas Dal Sasso, Managing Director, ECOTECH Group, India*



Panel Discussion: What is Coal and Gas' Role in India's Energy Future?

Is the Era of Coal Power Capacity Expansion Nearing its End in India?
Mr. Babrubahan Panigarhi, AVP- Risk, Sembcorp, India

Enhancement of Capacity Utilization: NSPCL Experience a Case Study
Mr. Abhinav Jindal, Sr. Manager- EEMG, NTPC Ltd

Mr. Anil Singh, Vice President, Vedanta Resources, India

Mr. Indranil Dutta, MD, OPGC*

Mr. Sushil Maroo, Executive Vice Chairman, Essar Power*

Friday 19 May 2017

Session 7
09:30 - 11:00


Refurbishment & Modernization- Part 1


ESP - R & M Thought Process & Case Studies
Mr. Muthuswamy Vallinayagam, Hamon Research Cottrell, India

Refurbishment & Modernization
Mr. Pratosh Saxena, General Manager, Tata Projects Ltd, India

Retrofit of Boiler Feed Pump Drives with Variable speed by High Efficient Electro-Mechanical Gearbox CONTRON Vs. Frequency Converter
Dr. Peter Sowa, NGC, Europe

ESP Retrofit Study to meet emission requirements - 2 x 600 MW
Nilesh Nairain, Essar Power, India*



Supercritical, Ultra-Supercritical & Beyond


Supercritical / Advanced Ultra -Supercritical Coal - Based Power Plants are Needed to Meet Energy Demand in India
Mr. Sundara Kavidass, Managing Director, SP Energy Tek, India

350MW Supercritical Technology to Serve Changes in India’s Power Market
Mr. Frederik Schrüfer, Siemens AG, Germany
11:00 - 11:30 Delegate Coffee Break  
Session 8
11:30 - 13:00 



Refurbishment & Modernization - Part 2


FGD Waste Water Treatment in Thermal Power Plants- Retrofit Challenges and the Way Forward
Mr. Subramanyan Edmana, Sr. Manager, Tata Consulting Engineers, India

Enclosed Coal Storage And Blending Technology For Improving Environment And Efficiency Of A Thermal Power Plant
Mr. Richard Spaargaren, Sales Manager, Eurosilo, The Netherlands

"Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) as the Construction Material of Chimney Liners and  Ducts in Power Plants with Bypass Conditions and Temperatures up to 300_C"
Plasticon Composites Hengelo,The Netherlands- Speaker TBC



CFB and Other Boiler Technology Options


40 years of Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) Power Plant Technology
Mr. Frank Leuschke, Product Manager CFB, Doosan Lentjes, Germany 

Solution for Indian Coal Washery Reject
Mr. Ari Kokko, Director- Technology and R&D, Valmet Technologies, Finland

Multi-fuel Boilers - A Technology Review and their Role in the Pathway to a Lower Carbon Future
Mr. Juergen Peterseim, Director – Strategy & New Products, ERK Eckrohkessel GmbH, Germany

Title TBC
Dr. Samik Kumar Hait, Research Manager, Indian Oil Corporation, India*

New Trends in Piping Fabrication and Construction
Mr. M. Kannappan, DEE Piping, India

Mr Shchus, "The Alternative" Ltd, Russia

13:00 - 14:00  Delegate Lunch