CEA’s and CPRI’s “R&D CONCLAVE 2012”- a 2 days Conclave on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of R&D in Indian Power Sector

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) are jointly organising “R&D CONCLAVE 2012”- a 2 days Conclave on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of R&D in Indian Power Sector during October 19- 20, 2012 at New Delhi.The event is patronized by Ministry of Power, Govt. of India and supported by India Core.

The Power Sector in India is at a crucial juncture of its evolution from a controlled environment to a competitive, market driven regime which endeavors to provide affordable, reliable and quality power at reasonable prices to all sectors of the economy. The Power Sector is endeavoring to meet the challenges of providing adequate power needed to fuel the growing economy of India within the realm of sustainable development and low carbon growth.

Ministry of Power, Government of India has been encouraging Research and Development (R&D) through Research Scheme on Power (RSOP) and National Perspective Plan (NPP) on R&D. The RSOP scheme basically aims to provide fund for carrying out need based research in power sector including solving of operational problems encountered in the power system.The Research Scheme on Power is intended for research initiatives at utility level, but it also involves academia and the industry. It has kept up the spirit of R&D in the utilities and significant contributions have come out of this scheme. The ambitious plans of MoP for rapid expansion of R&D in Indian Power sector is realized through this scheme. Collaborative R&D was initiated with active participation of private industry/academia/research institute under the National Perspective Plan R&D scheme. The R&D initiatives under RSOP and NPP have shown significant and high impact R&D outputs.

To absorb high end technologies, national level R&D base is important to understand the various technologies and their advancement to work in the Indian environment. Realizing the fact that Power Sector is highly technology intensive and R&D plays a major role in the developmental plans, especially while considering introduction of new & advanced technologies for strengthening of power sector, lot of emphasis has been laid on expansion and sustenance of R&D in Indian Power sector in the 12th plan.

R&D Conclave 2012- The Agenda

The Report of Working Group on Power for the 12th Plan has documented the expectations of the Indian Power sector during the plan period. The major areas of concern in all the thrust areas of Power have been identified and need for proactive and collaborative R&D involving industry, utility, academia, research institutes and statutory institutions have been underlined and emphasized for growth of the Power sector.

The R&D Conclave 2012 aims at bringing all the stake holders on to a common platform to brainstorm and deliberate on all important issues, including infrastructure development, for implementation through well planned and structured R&D. It would be an ideal networking platform with over 500 participants expected.

The conclave is expected to lay the Road Map for R&D of Indian Power sector during the 12th Plan and beyond, under the guidance and support of Ministry of Power.There will be a special session on history & background of NPP projects and the NPP project leaders will share their experience during this session. In addition, there will be a presentation on RSOP scheme and an overview of RSOP projects since 2001 will be presented.

About Central Electricity Authority (CEA)

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is the technical arm of the Ministry of Power and is responsible for the technical coordination and supervision of programmes and is also entrusted with a number of statutory functions. It has a major role to play in the management and coordination of R&D of Power sector in India. CEAis associated with NPP scheme since its inception and has contributed in a big way for successful field implementation of the outcome of R&D projects under NPP scheme.

About Central Power Research Institute (CPRI)

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) was established by the Government of India in 1960 to serve as a national level laboratory for undertaking applied research in electrical power engineering, besides functioning as an independent national testing and certification authority for electrical equipment & components and develop new products. It has been functioning as a national level power research organization for undertaking collaborative R&D projects in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution and operation of electricity supply systems in-addition to providing necessary centralized research and testing facilities. CPRI has successfully managed the RSOP scheme since 2001 and is coordinating the NPP R&D scheme.

Call for Contributions

Experts from the Indian Power sector will be sharing their views on R&D requirements for the present five year plan and beyond. Further, contributions from industry, academia, utilities, research organizations, individuals, consultants are also welcome in the form of communications or abstract, not exceeding 2 pages in the prescribed format on or before 11th October 2012, for inclusion in the proceedings of the conclave. The submissions can be made online. Please visit CPRI website- www.cpri.in for details for submission format and online submission. The inputs received will be reviewed and included for discussions in the relevant sessions.

Who Should Attend

Engineers, researchers, aspiring engineering students, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, research scholars, engineering faculty, practicing engineers from the industry, utility and research laboratories in India will immensely benefit from the deliberations of the conclave.


We invite you to participate as a delegate in the Conclave.

  • A concessional registration fee of Rs 1000 plus service tax (12.36%) is payable by student participants from IITs, NITs and Engineering colleges in India.
  • For others, the registration fee is nominal Rs 2000 plus applicable service tax (12.36%).
  • The registration fee includes conference kit, lunch, and tea/ coffee during the conference days. Delegates are required to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and transport.
  • Registration fee is payable in advance in the form of crossed Demand Draft drawn in favor of ‘Senior Accounts Officer, Central Power Research Institute’ payable at par at ‘Bangalore’.

To confirm your registration please send us your filled registration form alongwith your registration fee. Please register for the Conclave by any one of the following methods:

a. Download the following Registration form, fill all the details and courier/ speed post to CPRI.


b. Register on line using Online Delegate Registration Form- Click here for Online Delegate Registration

Please note Online registration helps us in knowing your desire to participate in advance. The Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the registration fees.

Opportunities for Sponsorship

There are Sponsorship opportunities for PSUs, Power Utilities, Industry, and Manufacturers to sponsor R&D CONCLAVE-2012 with a contribution of Rs 5 lakhs. The Sponsoring Organization will have the privilege of deputing 10 members and in addition display their banners/publicity materials and distribute brochures etc. during the conclave.


  • Mavalankar Auditorium, Opp. Shram Shakthi Bhavan (MoP), Rafi Marg, New Delhi, India

For more information,

visit http://www.cpri.in/

or contact the Organising Secretariat

Dr. J. Sundara Rajan
Joint Director (R&D)
Central Power Research Institute
(A Government of India Society)
P.B. No: 8066, New BEL Road,
Bangalore 560 080.
Phone: +91- 80- 2360 2919; Mobile 07829901185
E-mail: sundar@cpri.in
Shri R. C. Jha
Director (R&D)
3rd Floor, North Wing,
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhavan, R.K. Puram, Sector – 1
New Delhi 110 066
Mobile 09868115353
E-mail: jharc1@yahoo.in

Download the brochure or Register Online.

We look forward to meeting you at the ‘R&D CONCLAVE 2012’ in New Delhi, India.



Mechanical engineer with experience in Power Plant maintenance , operation and auditing for ISI marked products. MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad. Working as Consultant for Bridge to India Pvt. Ltd. Expertise in: 1) Power sector regulations 2) Financial Modelling 3) Project Development solar PV plants 4) Strategic consulting 5) Report writing

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