Welcome to 9th Energy Conclave 2018


Power is one of the most critical components of infrastructure. The rapid economic growth in India has accentuated a surge in the energy demand in the country. The installed capacity of electric power has increased to a staggering 330,860.58 MW. With electricity production of 1,160.1 BU in India in FY17, the country witnessed growth of around 4.72 per cent over the previous fiscal year.

Digitisation of power plant operations, overhaul of old plants and optimisation of the energy mix are some of the steps needed to ensure power sector growth. Digitisation of power plants helps in reducing emissions and enhancing plant efficiency. In addition, digitisation helps in managing grid stability in light of the growing renewable energy capacity. The key advantage of digitisation of power plants is with regard to managing the operations of the fuel gas system. Another benefit of digitisation is flexible operations of the plant. Digitization of the power grid in the country will ensure better optimization of resources with the power sector and will eventually bring down the cost of electricity in the country. This is all about reducing the AT & C losses- technical and commercial losses- with more digitization, more losses can be reduced. Traditionally, the energy equation has been addressed from the supply side- adjusting the amount of electricity generated to ensure that supply matches demand. Technology capabilities such as the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and cloud are a critical part of any digital transformation and can provide the platform for digitizing the grid.

Against this backdrop, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Eastern Region is organizing the Ninth edition of Energy Conclave, the annual flagship initiative of CII on 17 August 2018 at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. Energy Conclave is committed towards creating an enabling ecosystem for the power sector and this year the theme of the conference is “Redefining Energy: Digitizing Power Sector, Enhancing Reliability”.

Energy Conclave is the biggest forum of the energy sector in the eastern region and over the years it has evolved into a platform for every energy professionals to deliberate on the key issues and best practices of the sector and create a roadmap for future development.

Energy Conclave 2018 would have the following sessions apart from the Inaugural:
Plenary Session 1: Roundtable on Future of Digitization in Power sector: The Business Perspective
Plenary Session 2: Digitization with New Business Avenues in Energy Sector
Plenary Session 3: Perspective of GENCOs and Renewable Energy on Digitization

CII BCG Report 2017


Conference Objectives

  • Review the recent Policy developments for the application of Digitization in the India Power sector
  • Role of Digitization in the Generation, Transmission and Distribution Sector
  • The emergence of new business avenues due to the prominence of digitization in the Power Sector
  • Gain the Latest information about state-of-art technologies in the power sector
  • Impact of technology and Digitization on Renewables
  • Importance of Digitization on penetrating PLF, mapping the plant data for increasing Efficiency

Who Should Attend

  • Central and State Government Agencies
  • Central/ State Transmission Utilities
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • IT Service Providers
  • Technology Providers
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Power Sector Professionals
  • Power Users
  • MDOs
  • ESCOs

Registration Form

Encon Awards


Inter School Poster Painting Competition

Programme Schedule

  • 0900 - 0945 Hrs Registration with Tea & Coffee
  • 0945 – 1100 Hrs Inaugural Session
  • 1115 – 1120 Hrs MOU signing between CII and …
  • 1135 – 1138 Hrs Unveiling of the CII - report
  • 1155 – 1205 Hrs ENCON award distribution Ceremony
  • 1210 - 1220 Hrs Networking Break
  • 1220 – 1310 Hrs Roundtable with the Policy Makers and Industry Leaders: Future of Digitization in Power sector: The Business Perspective
  • 1310 Hrs Session Changeover
  • 1315 – 1420 Hrs Digitization with New Business Avenues in Energy Sector
  • 1420 – 1500 Hrs Concluding Remarks & Lunch
  • 1500 – 1615 Hrs Perspective of GENCOs and Renewable Energy under the light of Digitization
  • 1605 – 1610 Hrs Concluding Remarks & the Programme Concludes
  • 1610 – 1620 Hrs ENCON Award Distribution
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Speakers' Profile 2017

  • Shri Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Department of Power & NES, Government of West Bengal
  • Mr Ravindra Kr Varma, Chairman, Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Govt. of India
  • Mr Sutirtha Bhattacharyya, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, Coal India Limited
  • Mr Gurdeep Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NTPC Ltd.
  • Mr Rajesh Pandey, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited
  • Mr Umesh Chaudhary, Chairman – CII Eastern Region & Managing Director, Titagarh Wagons Limited
  • Mr S K Shukla, Chairman, Hariyana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA)
  • Mr S K Soonee, Chief Advisor, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)
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    Kolkata 700 001

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