Black & Veatch to discuss solutions for developing reliable electricity during Power-Gen India

Black & Veatch, will participate as speakers during the upcoming Power-Gen India and Central Asia. The event which would be held at the Pragati Maidan exhibition and convention centre in New Delhi from 5th to 7th May, 2014 will feature leading experts from companies that discuss development, supply and delivery of conventional, renewable energy, hydropower, and transmission and distribution projects from around the world.

Black & Veatch would be represented by Mr. Anand Pattani (Vice President, Global Energy Division), Mr. Greg Tanck (Performance Engineer, Oil & Energy) and Mr. Anil Addanky (Lead Mechanical Engineer, Thermal Power Projects). During the event these experts will offer ways to address India’s generation costs, share the best methodology to evaluate new capacity and plant designs, and provide knowledge of how to ensure system reliability by avoiding plant failures.

The details of their respective sessions are as follows:

  • Project Lifecycle Optimization. For utilities and central planners who need to secure safe, reliable and low cost power supplies, it is important to evaluate the life cycle costs of power plant options. Black & Veatch’s Anand Pattani will share proven evaluation techniques used to identify optimal power plant design and power system capacity additions. (Session Details: Session 6B | Date: 6th May, 2014 | Time: 16.00 p.m. to 17.30 p.m.)
  • Optimising the Fuel Supply Chain. Current coal and power markets create a challenging environment for power producers. Black & Veatch’s Greg Tanck will describe the steps required to help power producers reduce the total cost of production by optimizing the fuel supply chain. (Session Details: Session 4B |Date: 6th May, 2014 |Time: 11.30 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)
  • Overcoming Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC). FAC occurs in around 60 percent of conventional fossil fuel plants and has led to the cause of power plant failures for more than 20 years. Black & Veatch’s Anil Addanky will provide a balanced assessment of how innovative material selection can minimize, and even overcome, FAC events. Guidelines will also be shared that have been adopted by Black & Veatch to help plant owners reduce the effects of FAC. (Session Details: Session 8A |Date: 7th May, 2014 | Time: 11.30 a.m. to 13.00 p.m.)

Commenting on Black & Veatch’s participation in the event Mr. G Sathiamoorthy (Country Manager and Managing Director, Black & Veatch India) said, “As many as 400 million people living in rural India do not have access to electricity. Continued development of India’s power sector is crucial to create economic growth and future prosperity. Despite India’s economic slowdown, electric demand remains strong because of an increasing population and middle class desire for access to the benefits electricity provides. The country’s 13th Five-Year Plan calls for 93 gigawatts of electricity to be needed from 2017-2022. A balanced portfolio of gas, renewables, nuclear, and hydro generation are needed to meet this demand. Black & Veatch’s global expertise spanning nearly a hundred years would be shared on this platform provided by Power-Gen India and Central Asia, so that power generation companies can succeed in meeting this demand that would fuel India’s growth in the future.”

Training & Education | News published on 05/05/2014 by Moulin

 
 
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