High Level U.S.- India Dialogue on Opportunities and Challenges of Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy Projects

Nov 09, 2009, 11:24 ET from Independent Power Producers Association of India

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:

G R Srinivasan, Former Vice Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Former Director Projects, Nuclear Power Corporation of India, and Advisor Nuclear Power Business, GMR Energy;

Anil Razdan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India;

Harry Dhaul, Director General, IPPAI;

Samuel R. Berger, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and former National Security Advisor;

Robert N. Boudreau, Director, International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation, U.S. Department of Energy, Brian O'Hanlon, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce;

Paul Hanrahan, CEO, AES Corporation

The Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) is organizing a one day workshop with the Albright Stonebridge Group, Hogan Hartson and USIBC on the Challenges of Incorporating New Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable Energy Projects into the Indian Power Sector on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington DC.

The Workshop will consider policy and regulatory issues affecting U.S. investment in the Indian power sector, and will examine key downstream power sector issues including: Settlement Mechanisms, Tariff Setting, Centre-State conflicts, Fuel issues, Public Private Partnerships, Peculiarities of the Indian Electricity Grid, Scheduling Nuclear, Fossil and Renewable power, Payment Security Mechanisms, Third Party Open Access, and Sanctity of Contracts, in the context of the emerging Indian Power Market post the Indian Electricity Act 2003, and U.S. policy and regulatory issues.

The event will receive participation from U.S. and Indian delegations. Key speakers from India also include V Subramanian, Former Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Bhanu Bhushan, Former Director Operations, Power Grid India & Former Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Key Speakers from the U.S. also include Ron Somers, President, USIBC, Ted Jones, Director, USIBC, Ajay Kuntamukkala, Partner, Hogan & Hartson.

About IPPAI

The Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) is a not-for-profit association that was set up in 1994, shortly after the Government of India opened power generation to private players and invited developers to set up power projects in India. It was set up initially with the idea to provide a neutral forum to independent power producers (IPPs) to discuss various issues and bottlenecks that the nascent power industry faced as the country moved from command to market economy.

IPPAI's initiatives are focused on addressing energy project developer risks, removal of related difficulties, spreading better understanding of emerging policy and regulatory issues, and encouraging discussion between all stakeholders to promote the transparent and competitive growth of the Indian energy, power and allied sectors.

WHERE:

The John Hay Room, The Hay Adams Hotel; Washington DC

WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 2009; 9:30 am onwards

SOURCE Independent Power Producers Association of India