CEPSI organizers expect 1,500 participants

Organizers of the 16th Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) are preparing to welcome 1,500 power experts, including those working in hydropower, to Mumbai from November 6-10.

More than 400 abstracts of technical papers have been received from 20 countries for presentation in 22 discussion categories. Although all technologies and facets of electricity supply are featured at the conference, hydropower issues are expected to play an important part.

Organizers solicited papers in areas of water resource development for hydro generation, pumped-storage schemes, new technologies, multi-purpose developments and ancillary benefits, sustainable development, and carbon trading.

The chief patron of CEPSI 2006, India Power Minister S.K. Shinde, recently said India itself proposes to add about 17,000 MW of hydropower generation in its 11th Five-Year Plan. Shinde told Parliament that a portfolio of 58 hydroelectric projects totaling 17,579 MW has been tentatively identified for pursuit in the coming five years. (HNN 8/18/06)

In addition to conference sessions, CEPSI’s exhibition is to include the world’s leading companies in generation, transmission, and distribution.

For information or to register, contact CEPSI 2006 Conference Secretariat, KW Conferences, A56/12, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon 122002 India; (91) 124-4380284; Fax: (91) 124-4102075; E-mail: info@cepsi2006.org; Internet: www.cepsi2006.org.

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