Smart Cities India 2020
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Buildings India ExpoSolar India ExpoTransport India ExpoWater India expo
23 24 25 March 2022
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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Call for Papers

The conference seeks to create interactive sessions on solar and conference technical committee is accepting the abstract on the following topics:

Solar Industry in India: Policies/regulations and targets

  Government targets and supporting policy framework
  State policies and regulators
  Institutional mechanism in creating solar smart cities
  Promoting small existing manufacturers and encouraging large new players
  Focus on achievements vs targets
  Emerging and transforming technologies

Solar industry in India: Issues, challenges and roadmap

  Focus on land acquisitions/power evacuation
  Anticipated issues in executing the massive pipeline of policy based projects
  Lack of R&D and efforts being made in this direction
  Introducing standards to ensure quality
  Future roadmap for solar industry
  International collaborations, e.g. ISA

Solar developers’ perspective (ground mount/solar parks/EPC's/storage etc.)

  Challenges in optimizing cost, design and construction
  Repercussions of falling tariffs
  Emerging storage technologies and road ahead: Booming battery solutions
  Commercial feasibility of storage solutions
  Grid stability through storage

Solar rooftop

  Opportunities in commercial/residential/industrial sector
  Best practices for solar rooftop installations
  Challenges faced by developers & designers
  Securing quality and safety
  Implementation experiences from large scale developers
  Grid Connected
  Grid connected solar rooftop systems for distribution network
  Enabling bankability in PV rooftop space
  Long term PPAs Established and emerging technologies

Make in India

  Analysing India’s manufacturing policy
  Making India globally competitive
  Focus on PV's / CSP's
  Emerging opportunities in solar off grid sector
  Tapping the potential of solar thermal and off grid products (solar water heaters/ pumps/ lamps, etc.)

Off grids: mini and micro

  Adoption and promotion of mini and micro grids
  Challenges ahead: Regulated prices, tariff determination, customer adoption, payment collection and faster dispute resolution
  Provision of grid connection to enable sale of power to local utilities
  Specification of quality and performance standards
  Single window clearances for seeking regulatory approvals

Solar financing

  Affordable finance for solar projects
  Financing tools and assistance: Clean energy funds, green bonds, etc.
  Improving the bankability and investments in solar parks
  Funds, schemes and incentives introduced
  Impact of Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)

Skilling for the solar sector

  Skill development initiative undertaken by the government: Sauryamitra programme, etc.
  Employment generation potential of solar in India
  Imparting quality training in solar PV technology
  Developing qualification standards for green jobs

Smart grids & smart metering

  Integrating renewables into smart grid
  Impact of renewable energy resources in future power networks
  Secure and energy efficient communication for smart grid systems
  Digitalisation of distributed systems
  Real-time overvoltage prevention control
  Are smart grids enablers for smart cities?
  Innovations in smart grid technologies
Abstract Submission Form

Please read the guidelines carefully before submitting the abstract:

  • The Conference technical committee will review all abstracts that have been submitted on time and in the correct format
  • The sessions are of the panel discussions format with one keynote presentation. The call for papers is open only for panelist opportunity and not for making the power point presentations. The keynote slots are reserved for contributions covering a wider scope which are of interest to audience and address the progress and novelties within the topic. All the panellists are required to submit the presentation by certain deadline after acceptance of the abstract.
  • Speakers will be notified of the outcome of their submission by email after 3 weeks of deadline.
  • Abstract Submission deadline is 28th February, 2018
  • Please avoid double submissions. In case you would like to replace or adjust your previously submitted abstract, please send the new version through email.
  • Please make sure the entries you are making should be correct as it will used for promotion till the end of the expo
  • Applications send by other means will not be accepted.
  • Commercial texts promoting particular products will not be accepted.
  • All information is to be provided in English only
  • Co-Presenters are not allowed
  • Organizer does not cover travel, accommodation and ground logistics costs but speakers enjoy free charge registration for entire event
  • Speakers must be aware that the Conference Technical Committee reserves the right to cancel their participation if they do not comply with these guidelines that will be sent at the end of the selection procedure.