Union Minister of
State(IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri
PiyushGoyal, inaugurated NTPC's International Operation and Maintenance
Conference IPS-2017 ‘Integration of Renewable Power in the Grid - Path
Speaking on the occasion Shri Goyal said we are looking for innovative
ways to bring down cost of power from such forums having representation
from entire power sector. Shri Goyal, in his address, spoke on
importance of sustainability, improving efficiency in cost effective
manner. The Minister also released an e-compendium having extracts of
papers to be presented in the conference along with learnings from 'near
miss trips' from NTPC experience.
Shri Goyal presented Business Excellence Awards to the top performing
NTPC Stations Talcher Thermal, Rihand, Korba, Ramagundam and Vindhyachal.
First ever generating unit of NTPC commenced generation at the flagship
Singrauli power station, on the same day in 1982.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri A.S. Bakshi, Member
CERC, Shri K.K. Arya, Member CEA, Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC and Shri
K.K. Sharma, Director (Operations) along with distinguished power sector
officials and professionals, technicalexperts from the industry,
representatives from USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Austria as well as from
domestic players Tata Power, Reliance, Jindal Power, ONGC, NLC, BBMB
Bhakra, THDC and many State Sector Power companies. Power Sector Stake
Holders CEA, CERC, APTEL, CPCB, manufactures and service providers GE,
Alstom, BHEL, Hitachi, Toshiba, Dupontetc. are also associating with the
event. Twenty international papers and eighty-two domestic technical
papers from premier institutions like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Dhanbad,
Jadavpur University shall be presented during the conference.