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INDIASOL 2014 8-9 October 2014, New Delhi, India

Get the solutions to your biggest commercial and technical challenges and expand your business in India and abroad

The INDIASOL 2014 agenda is jam-packed with knowledge and insight to solve your biggest challenges today - and show you how to win upcoming bids in India and in key markets abroad.

Take a look at the complete agenda below to see for yourself why these sessions are crucial for your business to expand and suceed:

See the full agenda, speaker line up and added features of INDIASOL 2014 by downloading the brochure here  

Plenary Sessions | PV Track | CSP Track

Plenary Sessions

Driving Solar forward in India

  • National Solar Mission (NSM) five year anniversary - hear from the MNRE on the key lessons learnt from Phase I and how they will be implemented in Phase II
  • Get insight from key government officials on the next PV and CSP allocations under Phase II of the NSM to plan your strategy for your bids
  • From subsidies to reverse bidding, debate and discuss the specifics of the NSM with key officials and get the answers you need to move your business forward

Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary - Solar, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)
Rakesh Kumar, Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)

Gaining clarity on regional solar policies

  • Comparing regional state polices to the NSM - understand the key differences between the policy drivers in India to plan your strategy for project proposals in 2015
  • Get a comprehensive overview of the policies in emerging solar states such as Madhya Pradesh and Punjab and see where the latest tenders are coming out for you to bid on in 2015
  • Gujarat: a solar role model state - hear from state officials on how solar implementation has been streamlined and what your business can learn from this when securing deals in the country

Shri Ishwarbhai M Bhavsar, Chairman, Gujarat Energy Development Agency

Renewable Purchase Obligations - will they become mandatory?

  • Evaluating RPOs: get a range of perspectives on the merits of the RPO model and how it’s implementation will massively boost your solar business
  • Discuss and debate the support and infrastructure required for a sustainable RPO model, how your business will be affected by it and what you can do to help ensure it becomes mandatory

Kishor Nair, CEO, Welspun Energy

Power evacuation - improving transmission lines

  • Discover how your power plant can reduce the loss of energy through enhanced transmission infrastructure and substations and significantly cut down your costs
  • Hear from the key government figures about the impact that high level grid integration will have on developers, regulators and transmission companies
  • A green grid for renewable energies? Discuss the strategies for implementing structural changes to significantly cut down the amount of lost electricity at your power plant

A K Maggu, General Manager. NTPC Limited, Ministry of Power

Securing project finance

  • Get expert strategies to fulfil the legal and technical requirements demanded by investors in order to win finance for your next project
  • Get insight from key solar investors on securing non-recourse finance on your future projects to significantly cut down your costs
  • Get the edge over your competitors by unlocking the secrets to project financing, from ensuring the reliability of your suppliers and EPC contractors to proving your track record

K S Popli, Chairman, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd
Sunita Lukkhoo, Country Manager, South Asia, European Investment Bank

Strategies for success in the MENA markets

Evaluating key global markets for your project pipeline

  • Get a comprehensive overview of the pipeline for projects in the key emerging markets in the Middle East and Africa to start planning your strategy for market entry
  • Gain clarity on the policy frameworks for the hottest markets - Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and more on the feed in tariffs and power purchase agreements so you can break into these markets and win utility scale projects
  • Understand the key conditions that local developers, utilities and EPCs are looking to be met, so you can make strong and sustainable partnerships

Creating partnerships and joint ventures in MENA

  • Find out what makes an ideal partner in emerging markets abroad - from local construction companies to those already active in the solar industry to win business in the MENA region
  • Indian perspective: hear from Indian companies breaking into the MENA markets - how they overcame regional challenges and the steps they took to create a bid winning consortium
  • MENA perspective: hear from experienced companies in the Middle East that have large scale solar projects on what they look for in their potential foreign partners so that you can see how to fulfil their requirements
  • Get insight into a successful partnership between a local and international company in the region to ensure you meet that your local partner meets the necessary requirements for you to win large solar projects in the region

Alexandre Allegue, General Manager, Sun & Life

Plenary Sessions | PV Track | CSP Track


PV Track

The 2000MW Ultra mega power project

  • Get exclusive insight into the planning phase of India's largest PV project being planned and how your company can get a stake in this lucrative opportunity
  • Get the details on how this 2GW PV project is securing investment, land permits and the timelines for the project and put forward a bid winning proposal

Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary - Solar, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)
R K Tandon, Chairman and Managing Director, Sambha Salts ltd

Off grid PV applications - solar water pumping

  • Learn about the government initiative to drive forward the use of solar water pumps and see how your company can get its share in this lucrative off-grid opportunity
  • Hear from key government ministers on the subsidies and pricings in place and upcoming tenders to plan your strategy to win projects

Pashupathy Gopalan, Managing Director, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa, SunEdison
Ashish Khanna, India Energy Team Leader, The World Bank

Plant performance evaluation

  • Get presentations from India's biggest PV power plants with real performance data to see what you can really expect from your own
  • Understand the key challenges during the planning, construction and operational phases of a PV plant in India to be fully prepared for your project
  • Compare and contrast the use of different modules and the performance of the panels to help you decide which is most suitable for your plant
  • Learn how the components have been localised and how this can cut down your costs

K N Subramaniam, CEO, Moser Baer Solar

Improving relations with your O&M service provider

  • Learn how involving your O&M service provider during the planning phase in the design and component selection process can cut down O&M cuts in the long term
  • Understand the importance of a proper handover from the owner or EPC contractor to the O&M service provider for them to deal with problems on site more efficiently
  • Discuss and debate the risk level of contracts to  encourage your O&M provider to reach their full potential and how this will result in increased plant performance

Brajesh Kumar, Assistant General Manager, Opex Energy
Gaurav Sood, Managing Director, Solairedirect

Smarter maintenance strategies

  • Compare preventative maintenance strategies with reactive maintenance approaches to understand how to keep your costs lower in the long term
  • Uncover the environmental and technical factors that you must consider when executing your preventative maintenance strategy, to avoid unexpected downtime and costly repairs
  • Hear about solutions that will identify component and process failures, and their apparent causes, to reduce unplanned outages and minimize maintenance expense

Neeraj Agarwal, VP and Head O&M Solar, Welspun Energy

O&M tips to increase asset revenue

  • Learn how to maintain the power components such as invertors and batteries under higher temperature conditions to boost plant performance
  • See how you can improve the performance of your invertor and reduce maintenance time
  • DC cables - discover what the optimal cable size for your power plant is to improve performance efficiency
  • Understand the importance of spare parts inventory management – doing strict inspections of all component warranty manuals to ensure you are fulfilling the terms and conditions and saving costs on replacements

Basant Jain, CEO, Mahindra EPC

Improving panel efficiency

  • Understand the latest innovations in automated cleaning systems and panel coatings to boost the efficiency of your panels
  • Find out from the experts how often you should be cleaning your panels to improve efficiency whilst keeping costs down and reducing water consumption
  • Get to grips with the other factors outside of panel soiling to improve your module output
  • Find out how you can integrate natural cooling on the back side of panels to reduce the loss of electricity

Praveen Saxena, Advisor and Head, National Institute for Solar Energy – MNRE

Spare Parts Inventory Management

  • Avoid plant downtime through managing what equipment is necessary to keep on site and what parts can be delivered quickly by suppliers
  • Identify how plant operators have managed their component warranty agreements and insurance contracts to avoid unnecessary costs throughout the plant's lifecycle

Plenary Sessions | PV Track | CSP Track


CSP Track - Day Two

Get your share of India’s new 100MW CSP pilot projects

  • Learn about the technical requirements necessary to win one of the two 50MW projects such as the minimum storage to ensure your proposal is successful
  • Understand what the decision makers at ADB and SECI are looking for to plan the perfect proposal and ensure it succeeds over your competitors
  • Discuss and debate the lessons learnt both from Phase I of the NSM and the global CSP industry and how this can help you prepare a winning bid for these projects

Rakesh Kumar, Director PS, Solar Energy Corporation India
Antonio Lopez, Energy specialist, Asian Development Bank

CSP project bankability in India - banker's perspective

  • Learn from the experts on proposing a comprehensive performance guarantee to secure investment for your future CSP plants
  • Reliance case study: Hear from the key investors of the Reliance I plant on what made the project bankable and what you can learn for your future power plants
  • Local bank perspective: get the details of how to meet the requirements for local investments

Anita George, Regional industry Director, Asia, International Finance Corporation

CSP project bankability in India - developer's perspective

  • Get expert tips and advice from developers on how to put forward a bankable proposal - from choosing suppliers, EPC partners and raising equity finance to prepare you for the upcoming tenders
  • Case study: hear from Megha on how they secured investment for their project and the key lessons learnt from their proposals to ensure your can secure the capital you need

UM Reddy, Assistant Vice President, Megha Engineering and Infrastructure Ltd

Reliance-Areva CSP power plant - the world’s largest Fresnel plant

  • Take a first look at the Reliance 1 125MW power plant, including lessons learnt during construction to consider for your own project
  • Analyse real performance data on the plant to predict your own returns on investment of your future plants
  • Learn how the key stakeholders of the project developed their local supply chain and integrate these lessons into your strategy

Siddhartha Ghoshal, Regional Director, India, AREVA Solar

Understanding realistic CSP performance data in India

  • Compare the predicted and actual results of a year’s performance data from Godawari to take into consideration when planning your own project
  • Analyse the performance data, such as how weather conditions affected the DNI and performance of the plant to help you predict your own future site locations
  • Get the key lessons learnt on component selection, engineering and optimum conditions of the land from Godawari to prepare the perfect project
  • Understand the lessons learnt from the DNI readings to ensure you are fully prepared to select the optimum land for your future power plant

JP Tiwari, Director, Godawari Green Energy Ltd

CSP with storage - the benefits

  • Assess the true value of added storage with a case study from Cargo Solar, who are planning India’s first CSP plant with 9 hours of thermal storage
  • Look at the numbers and build a case for CSP with storage to make the technology unmissable to policymakers and grid operators alike

Dhruv Batra, CEO, Cargo Solar
Shiv Shukla, Director Business Development, Abengoa Solar India

CSP innovations in India

  • Get first insight into India’s first CSP R&D centre and their strategies for achieving lower LCOE to see what you can learn from it for your future plant
  • Learn about the centre’s latest technical innovations such as storage concepts and materials and how this can benefit your power plant in India

Yehadu Harats, CEO and Founder, Ener T
Umish Srivastva, Senior Research Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

CSP industrial applications - hybridisation and desalination

  • Learn about lucrative off-grid applications for CSP in India, such integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) and direct steam generation for desalination to diversify your portfolio
  • Hear how Fresnel technology can be used to desalinate sea water and how innovation new applications can boost the prospects for CSP technology
  • Get an exclusive presentation on Areva’s solar and coal hybrid plant to understand hybrid opportunities could provide you with a huge new pipeline in India

Siddhartha Ghoshal, Regional Director, India, AREVA Solar
Ashvini Kumar, Director - Solar, Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI)

Plenary Sessions | PV Track | CSP Track

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