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Power events in India to be held from April 19-21

Co-located events, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia, Renewable Energy World India & HydroVision India 2012 will bring together more than 300 international speakers.

Supported by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, this landmark co- located power event will be held from 19-21 April 2012 at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre, New Delhi, India under the theme Switching on India’s POWER Future.

With continuing strong population and economic growth, India’s need for electricity has never been greater. India’s primary energy demand will more than double by 2030, growing an average 3.6 percent every year and by 2050, the International Energy Agency estimates India will need to add between 600 GW to 1200 GW of additional new power generation capacity.

The technologies and fuel sources India chooses to adopt to add to its electricity generation capacity will be critical to the level of impact on global resource usage and environmental issues.

Key implementation challenges for India's electricity sector include new project management and execution, plant upgrade and modernization, aaccelerating energy efficient exploitation of the nation’s abundant renewable energy resources, overcoming financial constraints and high system losses and implementing more equipment supply and transmission and distribution (T&D) capacity. 

In line with the demand for energy consumption and the exceptional growth required in the power sector to meet the nation’s desired targets, POWER-GEN India & Central Asia along with the co-located events Renewable Energy World India and HydroVision India, seek to address important technical and logistical issues facing the Indian government’s ambitious plans to modernize its power infrastructure.

The event will open with an Inauguration Ceremony featuring keynote addresses by Shri P Umashankar, Secretary, Minister of Power, India and Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member-Energy, Planning Commission, India.

Over the course of three days, the three-way conference will incorporate 28 topics spanning over 8 sessions delivered by over 100 international speakers representing more than 15 countries around the world.

Critical issues and exciting new developments will be key subjects for discussion with hot topics to include Plant Refurbishment & Modernization, Financing Hydro Development and Securing a Bioenergy Fugure. Other prime topics expected to attract great interest include Minimizing Conventional Power’s Emissions, India’s Hydroelectric Future and Integrating India’s Renewables.

Eminent speakers include Dr. Anchal Bhowmick, Senior General Manager, Laymeyer Int., India, Mr. Yukio Nakagawa, Deputy GM, Hitachi Ltd, Japan, Mr. Guru Neupane, Chairman, Arun Valley Hydropower Development Company, India and Mr. Anders Brendstrup, Senior Vice President, DP CleanTech, China.

Alongside the conferences, the combined exhibition will feature over 250 companies from around the globe with demonstrations and a showcase revolutionary products and pioneering design solutions to achieve long term and
sustainable energy supplies. Leading companies exhibiting their wares include Alstom, Doosan Heavy Industries, Foster Wheeler, Hitachi Ltd. Power Systems and Tognum Asia.

Last year, these three co-located events attracted over 7,000 attendees from 41 countries with even more expected this year especially from the growing renewable energy sector.

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