8th Indian Coal Markets Conference :The Hyatt Regency, Kolkata from 14-16 September?

What is the No 1 problem to solve in the power sector? Stranded Capacity.

It has been reported that as many as 34 private sector power firms have submitted proposals to NTPC to buy out their existing operational or under construction projects. The sum total capacity of these projects is a whopping 55,000 MW.

 8th Indian Coal Conf

At the same time, India has power shortages and as a result large parts of the country  are forced to suffer load shedding .

The problems are two fold.

1)      Indigenous Coal production has stagnated, and

2)      Power Tariffs. The Discoms are unable to pass through higher costs to consumers under he present tariff regime

How will the present government resolve these twin issues.

The government is expected to interact with industry and explain the approach it intends to take at a leading conference to be held in Kolkata from September 14-16, 2014.

The 8th Indian Coal Markets organised by mjunction in association with the Coal Consumers’ Association of India and I H S McCloskey is shaping up to be the defining coal conference of 2014.

The events will bring together the policy makers, the power sector and other coal consuming sectors, international and domestic traders, research and consulting firms and will attempt to define the approach to solving India’s coal conundrum.

What are the Coal Supply issues that will be discussed?

–          reliability of supply

o   Quality: is this getting back to normal to allow for efficient and cost effective burn

o   Quantity: how much of the FSA is arriving?

–          Domestic/Import price disparity.

o   What equitable mechanism should be adopted, if imported coal price pooling is not an acceptable solution for Coal India. What are the alternative pricing models?

o   Does the import coal pass through mechanism work.

–          How will coal be allocated? What will be the market structure

–          Stranded Capacity

Speakers that have confirmed their participation in this high level conference are as follows:

  • B K Saxena, Director – Marketing, Coal India Ltd
  • P S Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Deepak Fertilisers
  • Asheesh Sharma, MD, Mahagenco
  • Arti Luniya, ED, Coal Import Group, SAIL
  • Kameshwar Rao, Partner, Energy, Utilities, and Mining Leader, PwC India
  • Prabir Neogi, CEO, New Business Initiatives, CESC
  • G Jayaraman, Executive President, Birla Corporation
  • Amulya Charan, ex TATA Power
  • Zaheer Surka, Executive Director, OSHO Ventures
  • Srinidhi Udupi Raghavendra – SGX
  • Ivan Vanniekerk – GDF Suez.
  • John Howland, Director, I H S

Some of the prominent power companies that have registered for the event are:


CLP Asia

GMR Energy

Haryana Power Generation Corpn Ltd

Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Ltd



Why should you attend the 8th Indian Coal Markets Conference?

  • Indian demand for coal is growing
  • The power sector has on average only 4 day coal inventory
  • E-auction quantities have been halved reducing availability to other consuming sectors
  • India’s Indigenous supply is not going to improve in the short term
  • India’s imports of coal are growing month-on-month
  • Indian companies are in the market import coal and to buy international coal assets

To register online or download registration forms click here. http://indiancoalmarkets.com/register.php


To view the agenda, click here http://indiancoalmarkets.com/agenda.php

For any queries or questions, you may call or write to Soumitra Bose of mjunction services in India

Phone: +91 9231 000 232

Emaail:  Soumitra.bose@mjunction.in

Visit www.indiancoalmarkets.com


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