Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Auditorium, Near Science College, G.E Road, Raipur-492010(Chattisgarh), India

Day-1: 13th February 2020
Inauguration of Conference

Day-2:  14th Feb 2020
Technical Sessions for O&M Conference
Concluding Session(for NTPC Delegates only)          

Indian Power Stations O&M conference is a premier event anchored by NTPC Limited to commemorate synchronization of its first Thermal plant at Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station, on 13th Feb. 1982. The forum provides a platform for sharing of best practices for Operation and Maintenance of power plants, which over the years has helped NTPC and other utilities across the country for operating in a reliable and efficient manner.

Adaption and up-gradation of Technology is a way forward for a successful business. Ever changing Technological advancements provide both risks and opportunities and thus provides an insight to the existing business scenario. Recognizing the pivotal role of Technology and with the aim of emerging as a prominent global player in Power generation, NTPC culture promotes Pro-Technology view.

With more focus on renewables, NTPC as per its existing Corporate plan envisages capacity addition of 130 GW by 2032 with a diversified fuel mix comprising 65.4% coal, 4.6 % Gas, 1.5 % Nuclear, 3.8% Hydro, 23.1% Solar & 1.5% other Renewable Energy Sources. Since Renewable Energy is not available 24x7, It is imperative now to facilitate large scale integration of Renewable Energy sources with the Conventional sources for uninterrupted power & stability of Grid.

India has a plan for 175 GW capacity of Renewable Energy by 2022. NTPC has its green commitment to Government of India for developing 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects by 2022. In this endeavor, NTPC has already added 50 MW of Wind project at Rojmal (Gujarat) and 870 MW solar Power to its generation portfolio spread over various parts of country including 250MW plant at Anantapuramu (AP), 250 MW at Mandsaur (MP) and 260 MW at Bhadla (Rajasthan). Further, as on date, 1478 MW of Solar Projects & 250MW of wind projects are under process. NTPC Ltd has also been designated as the Implementation Agency by Govt. of India for Solar Project Implementation under NSM (MNRE Scheme) which involves setting up of 15000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power Plants under National Solar Mission (NSM) till 2019 in three tranches.

NTPC has already in its portfolio 800 MW Koldam Hydro Electric Power Project in Himachal Pradesh while other projects are in process. With rapid increase in solar power generation in recent times, the importance of hydro power has also increased. Fluctuations during solar and wind power generation can be balanced through hydro power due to its unique features of rapid start and stop.

The take away of the conference also includes experiences on best O&M practices, strategies for enhancing efficiency & reliability, environment management, renewable generation and other recent technological developments.