The energy sector in India has seen a major transformation with progressive policy-level changes. These changes promise enormous opportunities for various stakeholders and market players. The Indian power sector is the fifth largest in the world. With annual electricity production of 1031 billion units, it is among the top five power consumers across the globe. The utility electricity sector in India had an installed capacity of 302.833 GW as of 30 April 2016. Renewable Power plants constituted 28% of total installed capacity and Non-Renewable Power Plants constituted the remaining 72%. By the end of calendar year 2015, India has become power surplus country with huge spare generation capacity to accommodate upsurge of ensuing demand, a key enabler for industrial and economic growth.
In India, the demand for electricity has always been more than the supply. In order to make electricity available across the entire cross section of Indian population by 2019, Government of India has launched "Power for All" a scheme to ensure 24/7 continuous electricity supply provided to all households, industry & commercial establishments by creating and improving necessary infrastructure.
Against this backdrop, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing the seventh edition of Energy Conclave, the annual flagship initiative of CII on 20th August 2016 at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. Energy Conclave is committed towards creating an enabling ecosystem for the power sector and this year the theme of the conference is “A step towards Energy for All”. Energy Conclave is the biggest forum of the energy sector in the eastern region and over the years it has evolved into a platform for policy makers, thought leaders, investors, utilities, regulators, funding agencies, industry stakeholders, equipment manufacturers and energy professionals to deliberate on the key issues and best practices of the sector to create a roadmap for future development.