MAHARATNA PSU major NTPC is organising an annual international technical summit - Global Energy Technology Summit - this year onwards. The first event will be held in New Delhi on November 7-8, 2014, NTPC said in a statement. The focus of the First International Technical Summit titled ‘Global Energy Technology Summit’ GETS 2014 is to be...on the “emerging new technologies for facing the future challenges of Power Industry”, the statement added.
GETS 2014 shall be a “knowledge sharing, discussions and deliberation platform for the adoption and integration of emerging new technologies in the Power Sector. It shall present an opportunity to have a glimpse into the future and to understand the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and shape the power development. GETS 2014 shall showcase the emerging new technologies having the potential to meet the future challenges”.
The statement also said that “GETS 2014 will give an opportunity to various stakeholders, technology leaders, utilities, equipment manufacturers to showcase new technologies. It shall connect innovative people and companies to explore, deliberate and discuss new technologies focused on providing greener, cleaner and efficient power.”
The company said, "The complex business challenges that are being faced by the power sector can prominently be resolved by aggressively adopting the best technologies available today while giving due priority to the emerging technologies leading to their maturity and commercial viability at the soonest."
About 75 international experts actively engaged in technology development from all over the world shall be interacting with about 700 Indian experts and policy makers during the summit, the statement said.
Meanwhile, NTPC, India’s largest thermal power producer, may soon become one of the major coal-producers of the country as well.
NTPC plans to produce up to 300 million tonnes of coal within the next four to five years, said a recent media report.
Currently, NTPC meets 90 percent of its annual coal requirements of 160 million tonnes — or 144 million tonnes — from Coal India Ltd.
With a total power generation capacity of over 43,000 MW, NTPC has in its fold ten coal blocks with reserves of around five billion tonnes and production potential of 100 million tonnes of coal.These blocks and those to be allotted would cater to substantial requirement of the company’s generation capacity.