Day-1, 13th February 2017
Inauguration & Technical Sessions at
Manekshaw Center, Khyber Lines,
Delhi Cantt,New Delhi 

Day 2 & 3, 14th Feb & 15th Feb 2017
Technical Sessions for O&M Conference & Exhibition Technogalaxy 2017 at Power Management Institute,
SEC -16 A, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

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 13thFeb. 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.

The conference has participation from State, Private sector, IPP’s as well as Power equipment manufacturers, Academic institutions and Service providers, both from within and outside the country. It gives opportunity for operators to invite dialogue on concerns and challenges and helps them in formulating the strategies. The aim of the conference is also to provide first hand feedback to our domain experts, regulators so as to align our national policy.

The share of Renewable Energy from Solar &Wind is rapidly increasing in overall power generation of India. Since Renewable Energy is not available 24x7, India has to look for adequate balancing power from coal in the absence of sufficient reserve of gas & oil. Coal is not an option but a compulsion for improving the quality of life.. It is imperative now to work out a way forward for facilitating large scale integration of variable Renewable Energy sources with the Conventional sources for uninterrupted power & stability of Grid.

There has been a visible impact of renewable energy in the Indian energy scenario during the last five years in terms of Changes in the policy framework and ambitious plan to increase the contribution of Solar and Wind energy. India has a plan for 175 GW capacity of Renewable Energy by 2022. NTPC has submitted its green commitment to Government of India for developing 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects in next five years. In this endeavor, NTPC has already added 360 MW solar Power to its generation portfolio spread over various parts of country including a 250MW plant at Anantapuramu. NTPC is setting up 510 MW solar power project in Mandsaur, MP and 260 MW at Bhadla, Rajasthan and an additional 750 MW is under process. NTPC Ltd has 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. Letter of Intent has been issued for 2650 MW while 350MW is under various stages of tendering covering the entire capacity of Tranche-I.

With the motto of “Powering Growth with Green energy” and considering the vast potential available in the country NTPC has increased thrust on hydro power development. The first step in this direction iscommercial operation of 800 MW Koldam Hydro Electric Power Project in Himachal Pradesh..

Along with utilization of Renewable energy currently India is dependent on Coal and Fossil Fuel Sources. In this direction Sustainable and Efficient generation of old units is as important as the new capacity addition of supercritical and ultra-supercritical units to reduce the carbon footprint.

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