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Events in October 2018 – A Brief Report

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Events in October 2018 – A Brief Report

PROGRAMS – October 2018 S. No.

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5th October (Friday)

Conference on Future of Power in Tamil Nadu jointly with IEF

Venue : L & T Auditorium, Manapakkam, Chennai Time : 10 am to 5.30 pm

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6th October (Saturday)

Presentation on Data Protection by Ms Arya Tripathy Meeting of the Expert Committee on Legal Affairs

Venue : MCCI Conference Room Time : 10 am to 11.30 am Time : 11.30 am to 12.30 am

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Events in October 2018 – A Brief Report

5th October 2018 POWER CONFERENCE - FUTURE OF POWER IN TAMILNADU The Madras Chamber, in association with India Energy Forum, organized the 6th Power Conference on “Future of Power in Tamil Nadu” on Friday 5th October 2018 at the L&T Auditorium. ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS) was the knowledge Partner and L&T Construction, Chennai was the Industry Partner for the Conference. The sponsors for this conference were State Bank of India, Larsen & Toubro, Shiram EPC. Mr. Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, President, MCCI and ED, Cognizant Technology Solutions in his welcome address lauded the turnaround of the power situation from deficit in 2013 to surplus power today, moving in the right direction. He added that future is electric and a proper roadmap for implementation is necessary. Mr. Anil Razdan, IAS Retd President India Energy Forum and Former Secretary Power, and Special Secretary and Additional Secretary Power and Natural Gas, Govt of India stated that, Tamil Nadu is unique with its excellent mix of different sources of energy. He added that, Power is only one source of energy and we have to recognise the energy demand for mobility and become less reliant on oil. There is a need for an attitude transformation of regulators in improving the financial health of the power sector. Mr. Satyajit Suklabaidya, Asst.General Manager, iMACS, Mumbai, Knowledge Partner for this conference made a presentation on how the energy sector has moved significantly from 2013 to 2018. Tamil Nadu has significant wind energy foot print, major portion of which is eligible for repowering.  He stated that with a robust automobile ecosystem, Tamil Nadu can steer on to electric vehicle space and benefit from the first mover advantage in attracting investments. The Future of power is greatly dependent on the efficiency and sustainability of TANGEDCO. The signing of UDAY would further improve the financials with an estimated saving of Rs.2282 crore.  Mr. T.Shivaraman Past President, MCCI and Managing Director, Shriram EPC in his Special Address stated that, as a country, we do not realise the implication of 100% electric power.  100% electric power will be driven by renewable source due to climate change and cost economics. In future, the interconnected grid failures will make all our systems vulnerable. Hence the grid needs to be smarter and resilient for which, we need to start working today. Innovation and design needs to be in-house and planned for immediately, so as to not lose opportunities to neighbouring countries Mr. Bhambhani, Convenor, IEF took the audience down the memory lane recalling the association of India Energy Forum and the Madras Chamber and proposed the Vote of Thanks.

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The Technical Session I dealt with “Making Power Generation Future Ready”, and was chaired by Mr. Anil Razdan. Mr. Murugavelan, SLDC, TANTRANSCO Tamil Nadu made a presentation on The Current landscape and future road map of TN Power. He provided the scenario of the installed capacity of power generators, demand and source wise generation. The issues and challenges of backing down TANGEDCO thermal stations and the need for forecasting and balancing tools of wind energy were also highlighted. Mr. D Venkatasubbiah, Executive Director - Thermal, Neyveli Lignite Corporation addressed on Moving forward with Expansions and Innovations. His address pointed that Renewable power generation is increasing rapidly, but without steady supply and affordable storage systems. Further maintaining Grid code with larger proportion of Renewable power will be difficult leading to indicate that coal and lignite based power generation will be the main stay in the long run. Mr.V. Senthilkumar, MD Eurotherm India & Mr. Sivaraman Iyer Senior Manager, Process Automation, Schneider Electric made a presentation on Empowering the smart utility. Their presentation stressed on the fact that the new energy world is more electric, more digitized, more decarbonized and more decentralized. The future with large number of connected devices, local behaviour and data will lead to convergence of Internet of Things(IT) and Process Optimization (IT+OT) leading to improved energy utilization. Mr. S. V. Srinivasan, General Manager, PPPU & PC, Tirumayam & Chennai, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd, addressed the audience on Future of the Power sector – Emerging opportunities and impeding Challenges. He highlighted that the priority in the past was increase in availability of power, reliability while keeping the maintenance costs stable, however the priority today is the reduction in maintenance costs while keeping sufficient availability, reliability, along with complying with environmental norms. Mr. Karthick Atmanabhan, Head –EV, Ashok Leyland Ltd. made a presentation in the Second Technical Session on the topic- Are Electric Vehicles the Future? He highlighted the Electric vehicle – commercial market and its growth in India, the battery & energy technology options available and the issues and counter measures for EV Buses in India. The Third Technical Session- Alternate source of Energy -Where are we heading to? was chaired by Mr.P B Varadharajan, Co-Chairman, MCCI Energy Committee & President, REHENA. Mr. Ravishankar, Senior Technical Audit Engineer, Madras Atomic Power Station, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd made a presentation on Going Green with Nuclear Power. He stressed that Nuclear energy, being the only base load power source offering green energy, needs to be promoted even if the share in the overall mix is not high enough now. Nuclear

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power has great potential in India to supplement and in the longer term even substitute coal based power as base load. Dr. S. Gomathinayagam, Former Director General, NIWE, Chennai made an address on Growing with the Wind. He stressed on immense opportunity for repowering Wind turbine generators and the new trends and shift in R&D with materials and structures and hybrid systems. Mr. Milan Kumar, Head-Special Initiatives – Solar Business Unit, L & T Construction (PT & DIC) presented on Shining with Solar emphasizing on the initiatives of Solar pumps in agriculture. He showcased examples of solar pumps projects implemented by L&T that have were developed as a part of irrigation systems, drinking water projects and value added systems such as a cold storage. Mr. Sarang Garud, Associate Vice President, Business Development, Sunshot Technologies Pvt. Ltd presented on Energy saving for industries via roof top solar – a techno commercial perspective. His address highlighted on the challenging aspects of Solar Roof top such as structural strength of the roof, wind load, connection with existing electric system and limited space. Further he presented different case studies on the generation, existing tariffs and the savings through roof top solar. Mr. C. Gangopadhyay, Director-Projects, Power Finance Corporation India Ltd made a presentation in the Fourth Technical Session on Managing Stressed Assets and Ensuring Efficient Financing. He emphasized that the Power stress is due to financing issues- funding restrictions and high risk perception by the banking sector; PPA issues- Paucity of long term bids by DISCOMS and Low PLF due to under-drawal; Fuel related issues- Non availability of domestic gas and Coal shortage and inconsistent supply and finally due to environmental issues with clearances being revoked. The final Fifth Technical Session was presented by Dr. E. Natarajan, Director Institute for Energy Studies Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University on the topic Looking Ahead through Research and development for accelerating the power sector. He highlighted various R&D efforts in solar power generation and suggested areas of accelerating R&D in areas such as Power Generation Methodology, improving Energy Efficiency in Power Plants, improving Emission Control, establishing more Distributed Power Generation and Hybrid Power generation Systems Mr. S. Venkatachalam, Chairman, MCCI Energy Committee & Managing Director, Orient Green Power Co.Ltd., summed up the key points from all the sessions and proposed the vote of thanks. The conference concluded on a positive note with a participation of 80 delegates who had a lively interaction with the speakers

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Mr. RamkumarRamamoorthy, President, MCCI welcoming the Chief Guest, Speakers and the gathering

Mr.Anil Razdan, IAS Retd., President, India Energy Forum delivering the Special Address

Mr.Sathyajit Suklabaidya, Asst. General Manager, IMACS, Mumbai making a presentation on “TN Power status – an Overview”

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Mr.T.Shivaraman, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram EPC Ltd., delivering the Special address

Mr.B.Bhambani, Convenor, India Energy Forum, New Delhi proposing the Vote of Thanks

Speakers at the Technical session -1 on Making Power Generation Future Ready (l to r : Mr.Sivaraman Iyer, Mr.V Senthil Kumar, Mr.Anil Razdan, IAS (Retd.), Mr.D.Venkatasubbiah, Mr.P.Murugavelan & Mr.V.Srinivasan)

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Mr. KarthickAtmanabhan, Head –EV, Ashok Leyland Ltd. made a presentation on the topic- Are Electric Vehicles the Future?

Speakers at the Technical session -3 on Alternate source of Energy -Where are we heading to? (l to r : Mr.Milan Kumar, Mr.S.Ravishankar, Mr.P.B.Varadharajan, Mr.Sarang Garud & Dr Gomathinayagan)

Prof Dr E Natarajan, Director, Institute for Energy Studies making a presentation at the Technical Session – 5 on Looking Ahead through Research and Development for accelerating the Power Sector

Mr.S.Venkatachalam,Chairman, MCCI Energy Committee & Managing Director, Orient Green Power Co.Ltd., making a summing up of the Conference and proposing Cote of Thanks.

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Events in October 2018 – A Brief Report

6th October 2018 Round table on Data Protection Regime – Insights for India Inc. Significant changes undercurrent the Indian data protection and privacy rights legal regime. The Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee submitted its report and the draft Data Protection Bill to the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology on July 27, 2018. Passage of the  Data  Protection  Bill will be a huge stride for India in capitalizing the momentum of a technology & data driven industrial era. The draft bill is likely to be tabled for parliament’s approval in the coming winter session. The new regime will require Indian corporates to gear up and revamp their organizational, technical, and managerial security processes to ensure compliance. This will necessitate early on advocacy and awareness for India Inc. Hence a round table was organised by the Chamber under the auspices of the Legal Committee. A presentation was made by Ms. Arya Tripathy on the Data Protection Bill and the consequences once it becomes a law.  ·

Overview of the Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee report & draft Data Protection Bill

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Impact of the draft bill on Indian business and the changes that Indian companies should start planning for to avoid last minute rush to comply

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Consent, privacy, data localization, purpose of collection, rights of data participants, and other key regulations

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Similarities with European Union General Data  Protection  Regulations that apply extraterritorially to Indian companies doing business in EU and lessons learnt from Europe that are relevant for India’s new data protection regime

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Key jurisprudence–lessons on Dos and Don’ts

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Takeaways for companies in India and how to tackle practical compliance difficulties across sectors

Around 25 participants took part and gave a positive feedback.

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Ms. Arya Tripathy, Senior Associate, PSA Legal Consultants making a presentation on Data Protection Bill

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