MERCOM INDIA SOLAR SUMMIT 2022, NEW DELHI/

JULY 28, DAY - 1/

09:00 AM IST

Registration

Duration: 60 mins  |  09:00 AM – 10:00 AM IST

10:00 AM IST

Welcome Note

Duration: 10 mins  |  10:00 AM – 10:10 AM IST

10:10 AM IST

Keynote/Opening Address

Duration: 20 mins  |  10:10 AM – 10:30 AM IST

10:30 AM IST

Mercom Presentation

Duration: 30 mins  |  10:30 AM – 11:00 AM IST

11:00 AM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  11:00 AM – 11:30 AM IST

11:30 AM IST

How Do We Get to 280 GW of Solar Energy by 2030?

India aims to become a net-zero economy by 2070 and has targeted the installation of 500 GW of non-fossil energy capacity by 2030. At the COP26 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that India would meet 50% of its electricity requirements from renewable energy by 2030, including 280 GW from solar.

”More”

While the target is clear, the industry and the financial community are eager to understand the plans, enabling policies, and trajectory to get long-term visibility into demand, supply, and investments.

Duration: 60 mins  |  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST

”Less”

Raj Prabhu

CEO and Co-Founder

Mercom Capital Group

Mohit Bhargava

CEO

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited

Harsh Shah

CEO

Azure Power

Paramita Sahoo

Head – Policy Advocacy

Tata Power

12:30 PM IST

Solar Manufacturing – Meeting Demand and Price Expectations

The government is pushing to establish a strong domestic solar manufacturing base. Some of the policies devised to support manufacturing in India include a Basic Customs Duty, an approved list of module manufacturers (ALMM), and a domestic content requirement mandate for modules that would apply to central public sector projects.

”More”

Panelists will discuss what domestic manufacturers are doing to meet demand and the strategies that developers are using to procure locally made modules – balancing timely delivery with optimum price and quality.

Duration: 60 mins  |  12:30 PM – 01:30 PM IST

”Less”

Avinash Hiranandani

Global CEO & MD

RenewSys

Ivan Saha

CEO

Vikram Solar

Gaurav Sood

CEO

Sprng Energy

Anurag Garg

COO Solar Business

Jakson

01:30 PM IST

Lunch / Networking Break

Duration: 60 mins  |  01:30 PM – 02:30 PM IST

02:30 PM IST

Guest Speaker Address

Duration: 30 mins  |  02:30 PM – 03:00 PM IST

Shri. Bhagwanth Khuba

Hon’ble Minister of State,

New and Renewable Energy,

Chemicals and Fertilizers,

Government of India.

03:00 PM IST

Session Partner

Potential of Hybrid Projects in India

The hybrid solar+wind market is gaining prominence because of the ability of these systems to generate electricity throughout the year. What are the driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of these projects?

”More”

Additionally, what are the available opportunities in India for investors to participate? Speakers will address why hybrid projects are attractive in India and the policies needed to accelerate hybrid project deployment in India.

Duration: 60 mins  |  03:00 PM – 04:00 PM IST

”Less”

SK Mishra

Director (PS)

SECI

Rajesh Prabhakar Zoldeo

Chief Commercial Officer

Sembcorp

Mithun Dubey

VP (Sales- Renewables)

ReConnect Energy

Arun Tripathi

Head BD – Solar, Wind & ESS

Hero Future Energies

04:00 PM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  04:00 PM – 04:30 PM IST

04:30 PM IST

Energy Storage – What Are We Waiting For?

Energy storage is key to realizing the full potential of intermittent energy sources like solar and wind. Making them baseload is critical to accelerating clean energy adoption. The demand for round-the-clock and peak power from solar is on the rise. While most economies are developing and installing energy storage at a large scale, India is far behind.

”More”

It’s time for India to create an enabling environment to integrate energy storage systems. The panel will discuss lessons learned from the global markets, the role of short- and long-term energy storage, and the technologies that can address the various pain points.

Duration: 60 mins  |  04:30 PM – 05:30 PM IST

”Less”

Rajnath Ram

Adviser

NITI Aayog

Wendy Prabhu

President, Mercom Communications

Co-Founder, Mercom Capital Group

Upma Koul

Vice President

Sumitomo SHI FW

Rupam Raja

Market Director South Asia

Fluence

05:30 PM IST

SECI’s Innovative Tenders for Reaching the Renewables Target for 2030

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is entrusted with achieving the government target for renewables, especially solar. To ensure robust project development, SECI has played a significant role in mitigating the risk of power offtake by distribution companies (DISCOM) across the country. The effort to scale renewables has been relentless.

”More”

SECI has been framing innovative and targeted tenders to address the challenges inherent to renewable energy to meet the requirements of consumers through third party sale and DISCOMs. Tenders to address peak power demand and round-the-clock power supply are results of deep research and response to industry feedback. In this exclusive session by SECI, officials will discuss the details of the new age tenders that are about to be released.

Duration: 60 mins  |  05:30 PM – 06:30 PM IST

”Less”

AK Sinha

AGM

SECI

Dr Manish Karna

Head – Business Development

Adani Green Energy

Naveen Singh

Head – Business Development

& Policy Advocacy

HPX India

MERCOM INDIA SOLAR SUMMIT 2022, NEW DELHI/

JULY 29, DAY - 2/

08:30 AM IST

Registration

Duration: 60 mins  |  08:30 AM – 09:30 AM IST

09:30 AM IST

Keynote – Day 2

Duration: 15 mins  |  09:30 AM – 09:45 AM IST

09:45 AM IST

Plans and Progress of Vertically Scaling Solar Manufacturing in India

Solar has made its way to the government of India’s list of 10 critical sectors to attract production-linked incentives. A total of 16 companies have offered to manufacture 52.6 GW of solar modules with various levels of vertical integration. These capacities are expected to come online in 2-3 years.

”More”

So, when can the supply-starved project developers expect products on par with imports? Beyond assembling modules, panelists will discuss timelines for cell, wafer, and polysilicon manufacturing to catch up and what technologies are being planned for production beyond Polycrystalline and Mono PERC?

Duration: 60 mins  |  09:45 AM – 10:45 AM IST

”Less”

Sujoy Ghosh

Vice President & Country

Managing Director -India

First Solar

Dr. Someshwer Dutt Sharma

Vice President – Innovation

New Initiatives at Avaada Group

Rahul Bhutiani

Head of Sales & Marketing

Adani Solar

10:45 AM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  10:45 AM – 11:15 AM IST

11:15 AM IST

Commercial and Industrial Sector Going Solar – Potential Market, Policies, and Business Models

For India to meet its carbon-free and renewable energy adoption goals, businesses must adopt renewable energy in large numbers and quickly. Solar tariffs are cheaper than retail electricity charges in many states. So, what is keeping corporates from adopting renewable energy?

”More”

How do we get boardroom buy-in on solar projects, whether it is rooftop or open access, captive or group captive, Karnataka or Gujarat? The panelists will discuss potential markets, policies, and models that can accelerate growth in this highly sought-after market.

Duration: 60 mins  |  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM IST

”Less”

Anil Bhat

CEO Distributed Solar

Amplus Solar

Manoj Kumar Agarwal

Chief General Manager

POSOCO

Naveen Nagpal

Assistant Vice President,

Renewable,

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd

Shah Masood Jafar

Regional Head – North, Rooftops

Tata Power

12:15 PM IST

Solar Technology Innovations Poised To Take Over the Market

India’s distribution companies are extremely cost-sensitive and expect solar tariffs to decline consistently. Modules have the highest share of solar project costs and maximum impact on generation and revenues. The efficiency of modules has improved, reducing the balance of system cost and land requirement.

”More”

Beyond polycrystalline and Mono PERC, what are some of the solar technologies taking over the market? How will the Indian solar market evolve? This panel will discuss new advancements, technologies, and products that will deliver cost savings that the solar market sorely needs.

Duration: 60 mins  |  12:15 PM – 01:15 PM IST

”Less”

Deepak Ushadevi

MD & CEO

Ciel et Terre

Sishir Garemella

Head – International Business

Development

PVEL

Rahul Khatri

Sales & BD Leader – South Asia

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Honey Raza

Head – Sales India

Solis

01:15 PM IST

Lunch / Networking Break

Duration: 60 mins  |  01:15 PM – 02:15 PM IST

02:15 PM IST

Case Study

Duration: 15 mins  |  02:15 PM – 02:30 PM IST

02:30 PM IST

Large-Scale Solar Project Development – Keeping the Engine on Track

Large-scale projects are the primary drivers of solar development in the country. However, developers face unprecedented challenges from supply chain constraints, rising prices, supply shortages, and land and transmission issues. To add to it, they are wading through basic customs duties on imports, increases in GST rates, and transmission infrastructure delays in Rajasthan.

”More”

India cannot install 280 GW by 2030 unless large-scale development is firing on all cylinders.

The panel of developers and government delegates will discuss the current scenario, steps to mitigate risks, policies, and plans to remove the hurdles facing large-scale project development.

Duration: 60 mins  |  02:30 PM – 03:30 PM IST

”Less”

Dilip Nigam

Adviser

MNRE

Pradeep Kumar

Managing Director

LONGi Solar India

Sandeep Kashyap

COO, Solar Business

ACME Group

Saurabh Mehta

Head (BD & Project)

Mahindra Susten

Vaibhav Roongta

Chief Business Officer

Rays Power Infra Private Limited

03:30 PM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  03:30 PM – 04:00 PM IST

04:00 PM IST

Financing, M&A, and Deal-Making – Trends Going Forward

Over the last year, we have witnessed several large and important strategic acquisitions in the Indian solar industry as well as companies going public. What are the implications of these deals on the broader market as India expands into manufacturing and large-scale projects continue to be developed at a rapid pace?

”More”

What does M&A deal-making look like going forward? There is more money than quality solar assets for purchase. How can companies and projects capitalize on this trend and bring in much-needed liquidity into the business?

Duration: 60 mins  |  04:00 PM – 05:00 PM IST

”Less”

P K Sinha

Executive Director (Projects)

Power Finance Corporation

Limited

Hitesh Paliwal

Sr. VP & Zonal Head,

North Zone, Corporate

Banking Group, SBI

Vikas Garg

Director – Business &

Project Development

Statkraft India

Sreekumar Chatra

Sr EVP

Edelweiss Alternative

Asset Advisors

Ashwini Kumar

Chief Risk Officer

Tata Cleantech Capital

05:00 PM IST

Award Ceremony

Duration: 60 mins  |  05:00 PM – 06:00 PM IST

MERCOM INDIA SOLAR SUMMIT 2022, NEW DELHI
JULY 28, DAY - 1/

09:00 AM IST

Registration

Duration: 60 mins  |  09:00 AM – 10:00 AM IST

10:00 AM IST

Welcome Note

Duration: 10 mins  |  10:00 AM – 10:10 AM IST

10:10 AM IST

Keynote/Opening Address

Duration: 20 mins  |  10:10 AM – 10:30 AM IST

10:30 AM IST

Mercom Presentation

Duration: 30 mins  |  10:30 AM – 11:00 AM IST

11:00 AM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  11:00 AM – 11:30 AM IST

11:30 AM IST

How Do We Get to 280 GW of Solar Energy by 2030?

India aims to become a net-zero economy by 2070 and has targeted the installation of 500 GW of non-fossil energy capacity by 2030. At the COP26 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that India would meet 50% of its electricity requirements from renewable energy by 2030, including 280 GW from solar.

”More”

While the target is clear, the industry and the financial community are eager to understand the plans, enabling policies, and trajectory to get long-term visibility into demand, supply, and investments.

Duration: 60 mins  |  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST

”Less”

Raj Prabhu

CEO and Co-Founder

Mercom Capital Group

Mohit Bhargava

CEO

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited

Harsh Shah

CEO

Azure Power

Paramita Sahoo

Head – Policy Advocacy

Tata Power

12:30 PM IST

Solar Manufacturing – Meeting Demand and Price Expectations

The government is pushing to establish a strong domestic solar manufacturing base. Some of the policies devised to support manufacturing in India include a Basic Customs Duty, an approved list of module manufacturers (ALMM), and a domestic content requirement mandate for modules that would apply to central public sector projects.

”More”

Panelists will discuss what domestic manufacturers are doing to meet demand and the strategies that developers are using to procure locally made modules – balancing timely delivery with optimum price and quality.

Duration: 60 mins  |  12:30 PM – 01:30 PM IST

”Less”

Avinash Hiranandani

Global CEO & MD

RenewSys

Ivan Saha

CEO

Vikram Solar

Gaurav Sood

CEO

Sprng Energy

Anurag Garg

COO Solar Business

Jakson

01:30 PM IST

Lunch / Networking Break

Duration: 60 mins  |  01:30 PM – 02:30 PM IST

02:30 PM IST

Guest Speaker Address

Duration: 30 mins  |  02:30 PM – 03:00 PM IST

Shri. Bhagwanth Khuba

Hon’ble Minister of State,

New and Renewable Energy,

Chemicals and Fertilizers,

Government of India.

03:00 PM IST

Session Partner

Potential of Hybrid Projects in India

The hybrid solar+wind market is gaining prominence because of the ability of these systems to generate electricity throughout the year. What are the driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of these projects?

”More”

Additionally, what are the available opportunities in India for investors to participate? Speakers will address why hybrid projects are attractive in India and the policies needed to accelerate hybrid project deployment in India.

Duration: 60 mins  |  03:00 PM – 04:00 PM IST

”Less”

Rajesh Prabhakar Zoldeo

Chief Commercial Officer

Sembcorp

Mithun Dubey

VP (Sales- Renewables)

ReConnect Energy

Arun Tripathi

Head BD – Solar, Wind & ESS

Hero Future Energies

04:00 PM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  04:00 PM – 04:30 PM IST

04:30 PM IST

Energy Storage – What Are We Waiting For?

Energy storage is key to realizing the full potential of intermittent energy sources like solar and wind. Making them baseload is critical to accelerating clean energy adoption. The demand for round-the-clock and peak power from solar is on the rise. While most economies are developing and installing energy storage at a large scale, India is far behind.

”More”

It’s time for India to create an enabling environment to integrate energy storage systems. The panel will discuss lessons learned from the global markets, the role of short- and long-term energy storage, and the technologies that can address the various pain points.

Duration: 60 mins  |  04:30 PM – 05:30 PM IST

”Less”

Rajnath Ram

Adviser

NITI Aayog

Wendy Prabhu

President, Mercom Communications

Co-Founder, Mercom Capital Group

Upma Koul

Vice President

Sumitomo SHI FW

Rupam Raja

Market Director South Asia

Fluence

05:30 PM IST

SECI’s Innovative Tenders for Reaching the Renewables Target for 2030

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is entrusted with achieving the government target for renewables, especially solar. To ensure robust project development, SECI has played a significant role in mitigating the risk of power offtake by distribution companies (DISCOM) across the country. The effort to scale renewables has been relentless.

”More”

SECI has been framing innovative and targeted tenders to address the challenges inherent to renewable energy to meet the requirements of consumers through third party sale and DISCOMs. Tenders to address peak power demand and round-the-clock power supply are results of deep research and response to industry feedback. In this exclusive session by SECI, officials will discuss the details of the new age tenders that are about to be released.

Duration: 60 mins  |  05:30 PM – 06:30 PM IST

”Less”

AK Sinha

AGM

SECI

Dr Manish Karna

Head – Business Development

Adani Green Energy

Naveen Singh

Head – Business Development

& Policy Advocacy

HPX India

MERCOM INDIA SOLAR SUMMIT 2022, NEW DELHI
JULY 29, DAY - 2/

08:30 AM IST

Registration

Duration: 60 mins  |  08:30 AM – 09:30 AM IST

09:30 AM IST

Keynote – Day 2

Duration: 15 mins  |  09:30 AM – 09:45 AM IST

09:45 AM IST

Plans and Progress of Vertically Scaling Solar Manufacturing in India

Solar has made its way to the government of India’s list of 10 critical sectors to attract production-linked incentives. A total of 16 companies have offered to manufacture 52.6 GW of solar modules with various levels of vertical integration. These capacities are expected to come online in 2-3 years.

”More”

So, when can the supply-starved project developers expect products on par with imports? Beyond assembling modules, panelists will discuss timelines for cell, wafer, and polysilicon manufacturing to catch up and what technologies are being planned for production beyond Polycrystalline and Mono PERC?

Duration: 60 mins  |  09:45 AM – 10:45 AM IST

”Less”

Sujoy Ghosh

Vice President & Country

Managing Director -India

First Solar

Dr. Someshwer Dutt Sharma

Vice President – Innovation

New Initiatives at Avaada Group

Rahul Bhutiani

Head of Sales & Marketing

Adani Solar

10:45 AM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  10:45 AM – 11:15 AM IST

11:15 AM IST

Commercial and Industrial Sector Going Solar – Potential Market, Policies, and Businesses Models

For India to meet its carbon-free and renewable energy adoption goals, businesses must adopt renewable energy in large numbers and quickly. Solar tariffs are cheaper than retail electricity charges in many states. So, what is keeping corporates from adopting renewable energy?

”More”

How do we get boardroom buy-in on solar projects, whether it is rooftop or open access, captive or group captive, Karnataka or Gujarat? The panelists will discuss potential markets, policies, and models that can accelerate growth in this highly sought-after market.

Duration: 60 mins  |  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM IST

”Less”

Anil Bhat

CEO Distributed Solar

Amplus Solar

Manoj Kumar Agarwal

Chief General Manager

POSOCO

Naveen Nagpal

Assistant Vice President,

Renewable,

BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd

Abhinav Singh

Director – Customer Fulfilment,

Supply Chain and Global

Specialty Fulfilment

Amazon India

Shah Masood Jafar

Regional Head – North, Rooftops

Tata Power

12:15 PM IST

Solar Technology Innovations Poised To Take Over the Market

India’s distribution companies are extremely cost-sensitive and expect solar tariffs to decline consistently. Modules have the highest share of solar project costs and maximum impact on generation and revenues. The efficiency of modules has improved, reducing the balance of system cost and land requirement.

”More”

Beyond polycrystalline and Mono PERC, what are some of the solar technologies taking over the market? How will the Indian solar market evolve? This panel will discuss new advancements, technologies, and products that will deliver cost savings that the solar market sorely needs.

Duration: 60 mins  |  12:15 PM – 01:15 PM IST

”Less”

Deepak Ushadevi

MD & CEO

Ciel et Terre

Sishir Garemella

Head – International Business

Development

PVEL

Rahul Khatri

Sales & BD Leader – South Asia

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

Honey Raza

Head – Sales India

Solis

01:15 PM IST

Lunch / Networking Break

Duration: 60 mins  |  01:15 PM – 02:15 PM IST

02:15 PM IST

Case Study

Duration: 15 mins  |  02:15 PM – 02:30 PM IST

02:30 PM IST

Large-Scale Solar Project Development – Keeping the Engine on Track

Large-scale projects are the primary drivers of solar development in the country. However, developers face unprecedented challenges from supply chain constraints, rising prices, supply shortages, and land and transmission issues. To add to it, they are wading through basic customs duties on imports, increases in GST rates, and transmission infrastructure delays in Rajasthan.

”More”

India cannot install 280 GW by 2030 unless large-scale development is firing on all cylinders.

The panel of developers and government delegates will discuss the current scenario, steps to mitigate risks, policies, and plans to remove the hurdles facing large-scale project development.

Duration: 60 mins  |  02:30 PM – 03:30 PM IST

”Less”

Dilip Nigam

Adviser

MNRE

Pradeep Kumar

Managing Director

LONGi Solar India

Sandeep Kashyap

COO, Solar Business

ACME Group

Saurabh Mehta

Head (BD & Project)

Mahindra Susten

Vaibhav Roongta

Chief Business Officer

Rays Power Infra Private Limited

03:30 PM IST

Networking Break

Duration: 30 mins  |  03:30 PM – 04:00 PM IST

04:00 PM IST

Financing, M&A, and Deal-Making – Trends Going Forward

Over the last year, we have witnessed several large and important strategic acquisitions in the Indian solar industry as well as companies going public. What are the implications of these deals on the broader market as India expands into manufacturing and large-scale projects continue to be developed at a rapid pace?

”More”

What does M&A deal-making look like going forward? There is more money than quality solar assets for purchase. How can companies and projects capitalize on this trend and bring in much-needed liquidity into the business?

Duration: 60 mins  |  04:00 PM – 05:00 PM IST

”Less”

P K Sinha

Executive Director (Projects)

Power Finance Corporation

Limited

Hitesh Paliwal

Sr. VP & Zonal Head,

North Zone, Corporate

Banking Group, SBI

Vikas Garg

Director – Business &

Project Development

Statkraft India

Sreekumar Chatra

Sr EVP

Edelweiss Alternative

Asset Advisors

Ashwini Kumar

Chief Risk Officer

Tata Cleantech Capital

05:00 PM IST

Award Ceremony

Duration: 60 mins  |  05:00 PM – 06:00 PM IST

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