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Global Energy Technology Summit’ GETS 2014

07th Nov, 2014

NTPC’s first International Technical Summit titled ‘Global Energy Technology Summit’ GETS 2014 was inaugurated today by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy. In his address Shri Goyal said that Sustainability and Technology shall be the two main drivers of all energy related plans of the Government. He complimented NTPC for its initiatives in solar power generation & other renewable sources and its ability to think different. He appreciated NTPC’s efforts to organise the global technology summit every year and emphasised that research should be carried out with a focus on practical outcomes in mitigating energy requirements of the country.

The function was held at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi and was attended by Dr. R.Chidambram, Principal scientific advisor to GOI, Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary MNRE, senior officials of NTPC and national & international delegates.

In all 167 papers have been accepted and 72 papers have been selected for the presentation out of which 43 are international papers from about 10 different countries. Balance accepted papers forms part of the compendium which was released in the inauguration ceremony.

Dr. R. Chidambram in his address spoke about initiatives taken for introduction of Advanced Ultra Super Critical Technology and importance of Nuclear and renewable energy in India. He emphasised that India is looking forward to be an energy self-sufficient with sustainable power to all.

Secretary MNRE complimented NTPC on GETS initiative and suggested establishing a World Energy Museum where information on journey of energy technology from invention of a bulb to advance super cuticle & nuclear technologies as well as other sources could be showcased.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD NTPC requested all the delegates and authors to think & deliberate on ways to make better use of technology while keeping the local environment and available fuel condition in perspective. Dr. Roy Choudhury added that NTPC has 42 units under construction totalling 23,854MW capacity which is 55% of our present installed capacity and is probably the largest capacity under construction at one time by a single company.

Sh. A.K.Jha, Director Technical NTPC mentioned that in House engineering capability has been the key differentiator for NTPC in the Industry. The entire Engineering for all 42 units under construction at 21 different locations all over the country in thermal, hydro and renewables is being done in house.

The ceremony was followed by a panel discussion on the opening session where Eminent speakers from IEA Paris, Alstom Switzerland, Siemens and from Indian power sector.


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