EAI's Presentation at Seminar on Green Power Revolution

Venue :Katriya Hotels & Towers, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
Start Date :21st January 2010
End Date :22nd january 2010
Speaker : Narasimhan Santhanam, CEO, EAI

Event Profile

The Institution of Engineers (India) A P State Centre, Hyderabad Energy Conservation Mission (ECM) in association with Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI), Hyderabad and Solar Energy Society of India (SESI), A P Chapter organized this seminar.

The Seminar focussed on five main renewable energy technologies used for grid power generation: solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind energy, biomass and small hydropower. The long term potential of these sources in meeting India's power needs was discussed. The focus on the three key aspects of technology, economics and policy helped in the identification of barriers and opportunities in green power development in the country. Critical issues were discussed in a closing plenary discussion, which led to recommendations for action by government agencies, regulatory bodies, financial institutions and industry.

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EAI Presentation

EAI's presentation was on the theme: Biomass Power Generation: Recent Trends in Technology and Future Possibilities

The presentation discussed the following topics:

  • Imperatives for Power Generation Industry
  • Prospective Solutions
  • Role of Biomass in these Solutions
  • Processes and Technologies in Biomass-based Power Generation
  • Current Trends
  • Future Prospects

The emphasis of the presentation was on presenting the status and latest efforts in the following technologies/processes:

  • Gasification/Pyrolysis
  • Biomass Co-firing
  • Anaerobic Digestion

View the entire presentation here


Visitor's Profile

The seminar was attended by experts and officials from central and state government bodies, regulatory authorities, utilities, industry, project developers, and financial institutions. Interested participants from these organisations as well as academic, research, consultancy organisations and all those who wished to partner the 'revolution' were also present. The seminar was a good opportunity for updating information on the National Solar Mission launched recently by GOI and also on other green power policies of various States.