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International ZOOM Conference on Solar Thermal Technologies Hosted by India’s NTPC DGM Rajan Varshney

February 11, 2024

With India’s biggest utility NTPC about to launch a major CSP tender, this is a not-to-be missed conference!

Time and Date:
Feb 12-13, 2024
10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
(India time: find yours here)

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Meeting ID: 810 4317 8841
Passcode: 791836

Message at LinkedIn from Rajan Varshney, Deputy General Manager at India’s largest electricity provider NTPC:

“I’m delighted to organise this International Conference on CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) at Delhi for SECI’s FDRE tender for CSP plus thermal storage as major component with back-office support of NSEFI.

The inaugural plenary session will be addressed by the Chief Guest
Shri R.K Singh ji
Hon’ble Cabinet Minister
Power and New and Renewable Energy
in the presence of
Sh. Bhagwanth Khuba ji
Hon’ble Minister of State
New and Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers
Sh. Bhupinder Singh Bhalla ji
Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and
Sh. Pankaj Aggarwal ji
Secretary, Ministry of Power

The plenaries are followed by my presentation on overview of CSP technology and its applications for solar fuels, cooling/ heating, process heat even for hard to abate sectors, metal refining solar,methane reforming etc..

The conference is for announcing to the CSP players across the world that India is gearing up for faster implementation of CSP. It will expedite implementation of CSP in India at a scale which will bring not only greener power but also industrial heating and cooling at a rate cheaper than fossil based inputs. LCoE based competitive bidding tender offering a plug-n-play opportunity on BOO basis first time ever will bring down prices while strengthening Make in India.l and energy security.

With 350 days of Sunshine and huge areas with Good DNI best suited for CSP, India is geared up for 24×7 Firm and Dispatchable RE is the need of the hour. The 24×7 RE RTC power and Heating/ cooling would become Cheaper, cleaner and greener cutting down lot of air, water and oil pollution,SOx,NOx etc.while cutting down GHG emission and help in sustainably integrating intermittent RE without depending on coal, gas,Batteries etc.

A Galaxy of professionals, CXOs, speakers, stakeholders like project developers, EPC contractors to service providers, manufacturers, financial advisors, system integrators, carbon market expert and esteemed energy leaders and decision-makers shall enlighten the participants on New emerging technologies, technological advancements, Innovative business strategies, and the latest developments in policy.”

(Message at LinkedIn from Rajan Varshney, Deputy General Manager at NTPC, India’s largest electricity provider) 

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