Dr. Nitin Kashinath Raut 
Minister of New & Renewable Energy, Government of Maharashtra

“Ensuring access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Today, India is fast emerging as a global clean energy powerhouse, where the renewables sector has taken rapid strides. In such situations, it is the forums like Power World Expo & Conference which play pivotal role in bringing together the key decision makers from the regulatory authorities from the government, power producers, infrastructure & technology providers to a common point to deliberate on the concerns.”

Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission; Chairman – Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission

“One of the biggest challenges we face is the money outgo because of the energy and energy related imports. In a country like India, we really can’t afford such growing money outgo as it would become unsustainable in not so distant future. This is partly because the energy resources are at a stretch; and also because of the ever rising cost of energy resources, barring gas as an exception.”

Mr. A K Jha
Former CMD , NTPC Limited & Convener – Power World Expo 2020

“In today’s perspective, 55% of the peak energy is driven by renewable energy which confers to the fact that conventional power plant like Thermal and Gas have to back down by 45% of their capacity in order to have no curtailment in renewable energy power. This is one of the biggest challenges being faced by the country today. On the flip side, this will further increase the renewable energy capacity.”

Mr. B Narayan
Group President Procurement & Projects , Reliance Industries Ltd.

“Digital twin allows refiners to monitor the asset on a real time basis and enable them to process the difficult crudes to the maximum possible extent. The digital twin takes into account, metallurgy, process conditions, corrosion and severity of process impact and leads to generation of millions of points of structured & unstructured data that can be analyzed using analytics. This data can then be utilized for machine learning & using AI to run operations. And that is where future refineries are headed to