|9:00 – 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 – 11:00||Inauguration Ceremony|
|Welcome Address by
|11:00 – 11:30||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 13:00||Plenary Session 1 – Market Enablers|
|Changing consumer demands and expectations, evolving business models and upcoming players are expected to transform the utilities entirely. This session discusses the changing canvas of the Utilities
Keynote Address- Mr. Anil Sardana CEO, Adani Transmission Limited*
Session Moderator- Mr. Vikas Gaba, KPMG
|13:00 – 13:15||WUS 2020 Delegates Group Photo|
|13:15 – 14:00||Networking Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:30||Special Session 1|
|Topic 1- Need for quality training and 5S initiatives for a sustainable Power Distribution Utility – BRPL experience by Mr. Amal Sinha, CEO, BRPL
Topic 2 – To be confirmed shortly
|14:30 – 16:00||Plenary session 2 – Revenue Security|
|With availability of the multiple options for consumers to meet their demand and increase of prosumers, revenue of the Utilities are under threat. This session discusses the trends in revenues, future threats and mitigation strategies.
Keynote Address- Ms. Palka Sahni, IAS, Executive Director, PFC
Special Address- Mr. Debasish Banerjee, Managing Director – Distribution, CESC
Moderator- Mr. Suman Ghorai, CRISIL
|16.00 – 16.30||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|16.30 – 18.00||Plenary session 3 – Grid Transformation – Renewables and Electric Vehicles|
|Increasing penetration of existing technologies like renewables and upcoming technologies like electric vehicles requires changing the way grids are being operated. This session discusses impact of these technologies on the grid and required changes in the operations.
Keynote Address- Mr. Robert Klaffuss, CEO, Siemens Digital Grid*
Moderator- Prof. Martin Braun HOD, Fraunhofer IEE Kassel, Germany
|14:00 – 14:30||Special Session 2|
|1. Women empower
2. CEO Round Table*
|19:00 – 22:00||Gala Dinner|
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Principal Secretary- Energy Maharashtra and CMD- MSETCL
|10:00 – 11.30||Plenary session 4 – Enabling Technologies – Digitalization & Cyber security|
|Digitalization will generate substantial amount of data and connect all assets & operations allowing higher efficiency. While digitalizing the grids, cyber security need to be enhanced to reduce systemic risks. This session discusses trends in digitalization, threats from cyber-attacks and way forward.
Keynote Address- Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director- Tata Power, India
Moderator- Mr. Ketan Shah, MD, Accenture
|11:30 – 12:00||Tea/ Coffee Break|
|12:00 – 13.30||Plenary session 5 – Policy & Standards|
|With rapidly changing landscape of the Utilities, new approach need to be taken by the policymakers. This session will discuss the view of policymakers on the evolving landscape, recent trends and key considerations for future policymaking.
Keynote Address- Mr. P.K.Pujari, Chariman, CERC*
Special Address- Mr. R Lakshmanan, IAS, Executive Director, REC Ltd
|13:30 – 14:30||Networking Lunch|
|14:30 – 15:00||Special Session|
|15:00 – 16:30||Plenary session 6 – Energy Storage
(Joint Session with eTechNxt)
|Energy storage have versatile role in to play in operating grids and providing value to all the stakeholders. This include balancing demand and supply, regulating frequency, managing renewables and providing autonomy for consumers. Energy storage will also play a very important role in achieving full potential of new and upcoming technologies. This track will cover the latest developments in technologies, new business models, grid dynamics, learnings from pilot demonstrations and operational considerations associated with these technologies.
Keynote Address- Mr. Sanjay Banga, President T&D, Tata Power Mumbai
Moderator- Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, IESA
|16:30 – 17:30||Valedictory Session|
|17:30 – 18:00||Tea/ Coffee and Networking|
*This is tentative agenda and subject to further changes.