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Conference Programme Outline

Day 1: 10 May 2017
Time Room A
1000-1100 hrs Opening Ceremony
1100-1130 hrs Networking break
1130-1300 hrs Inaugural Conference Session: Smarter solutions for a better tomorrow
1300-1400 hrs Lunch
Time Room E Solar India
1400-1530 hrs Session: State of the sector- Targets, roadmap and challenges

Discussion Points:


• Central and state policies
• Role of regulators
• Focus on achievements vs targets
• Low electricity demand growth
• Major challenges in achieving targets such as land acquisitions, power evacuation, delay in   payments etc.
1530 -1545 hrs Tea Break
1545 -1715 hrs Session: Financing RE

Discussion Points:


• Impact of falling tariffs- Are returns actually getting squeezed?
• Which one is more scarce- debt or equity?
• Risk abating mechanisms (for example, REWA solar bid in MP)
• Scope of aggregation/warehousing of solar rooftop in India
• Financing tools and assistance: Clean energy funds, green bonds, green banks,   infrastructure investment trust etc.
• Standardising PPAs across Indian states

Day 2: 11 May 2017
Time Room E Solar India
1000-1130 hrs Session: Regulatory framework

Discussion Points:


• Imapct of GST on solar
• Feedback from the implementation experiences from large scale developers
• Policy support and changes in power market design required such as double part tariff for RE,    innovative net metering policies for the utility of future
• Challenges ahead: Regulated prices, tariff determination, customer adoption, payment   collection and faster dispute resolution
• Single window clearances for seeking regulatory approvals
1130 -1145 hrs Tea Break
1145 -1315 hrs Session: Impact of policies undertaken/ announced by Centre and states

Discussion Points:


• Impact of Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
• Funds, schemes and incentives introduced: are they relevant in today’s landscape?
• Why is no one talking about solar CSP?
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1530 hrs Session: India's solar leadership and global solar challenges

Discussion Points:


• Is India doing enough to fill the leadership vaccum at the high table on solar? If no, what   more could it do?
• How big an impediment an impediment are existing fossils capacity to achieve renewable   targets globally?
• International collaborations, e.g. ISA. Impact, future plans
• Can India be the leader to provide skilled manpower for renewable industry, similar to IT   industry?
1530-1545 hrs  
1545-1730 hrs Session: Make in India- Solar manufacturing sector

Discussion Points:


• Incentives required to make India globally competitive in solar manufacturing
• How do you see Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme?
• Does it make sense for India to manufacture panels when China is already selling it at lower    prices?
• Promoting small existing manufacturers and encouraging large new players
• Introducing standards to ensure quality

Day 3: 12 May 2017
Time Room E Solar India
1000-1130 hrs Session: Grid integration- Storage, Big data etc.

Discussion Points:


• Lack of R&D in renewables and efforts being made in this direction
• Innovations in smart grid technologies
  Emerging storage technologies and road ahead
• Commercial feasibility of storage solutions for grid stability and its impact on solar tariff
• Isn’t scheduling enough for grid balancing? Have we done our best on this front? e.g- 5 min   blocks instead of 15 min blocks, big data
1130-1145 hrs Tea Break
1145-1315 hrs Session: Grid-connected solar rooftop

Discussion Points:


• Ways to accelerate solar rooftop in residential areas
• How DISCOMs perceive it: Grid connected solar rooftop systems for distribution network
• Challenges faced by developers & designers: economic and non-economic such as contract    enforcement, change in tenancy, etc.
• Best practices for solar rooftop installations and lessons from other countries
1315-1400 hrs Lunch
1400-1445 hrs Session: Off-grid solar

Discussion Points:


• Emerging opportunities in solar off grid sector
• Potential of off grid products (solar water heaters/ pumps/ lamps, etc.)
• Extension of main grid risk: Grid reaching regions connected by mini and micro grids
• Issue of quality and performance standards
• Enabling bankability in PV rooftop space
Digitalisation of distributed systems
1445-1530 hrs Session: Jobs and Skills

Discussion points:


• How good are the various skill development initiatives undertaken by the government:   Sauryamitra programme, etc.
• Do we understand the kind of skills needed in the renewable industry? If yes, what are the   skills gap in the renewable industry?
• If there are skill gaps, what are the steps needed to be taken by the government and other   agencies?
• Employment generation potential of solar in India
• Does India need a strategic focus on solar manufacturing sector, to create more jobs?
1530-1545 hrs Tea Break
1545-1730 hrs Awards
* Programme is subject to change without any prior notice
 
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