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Webinar Details

Necessity of Exploiting all Energy Sources to meet India’s Electricity Demand- “Focus on Nuclear Energy”

by: Dr. R B Grover

Emeritus Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute & Member, Atomic Energy Commission


Date Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Time 3:00PM IST to 4:00PM IST
Registration Fee INR 1000 Per Attendee

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Event Description

For the past ten years, cumulative average growth rate for electricity generation in India has been close to 6%. During the year 2016-17, total electricity generation was about than 1430 billion units. It will be more than 1500 billion units in 2017-18. Considering rate of economic growth, linkage between economic growth and electricity requirements, increasing urbanization and current low per capita electricity availability, electricity generation in India is likely to exceed 8000 billion units by the middle of this century. Environmental sustainability enjoins on India to generate a significant fraction of the total generation by low-carbon technologies that is nuclear, hydro, solar and wind. Considering that total potential of hydro, solar and wind is only about one-fourth of the projected electricity requirements, nuclear must play a dominant role.

Through the webinar, Dr. Ravi Grover, Emeritus Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute & Member, Atomic Energy Commission, will explain the readiness of India’s nuclear sector to accelerate growth in nuclear installed capacity.

Key Points Covered:

  • Global issues
  • Estimating demand in India and supply options to bring out the role of nuclear.
  • Economics – system costs
  • Tariff on electricity from nuclear power plants in India
  • Options for growth
  • Readiness
    • — Characteristics of industry
    • — Policies; closed fuel cycle
    • — Managing waste
  • Comparative risks
  • Summary

Who Should Attend?

  • Utilities
  • EPC & Developers
  • Private Companies/Government bodies
  • Energy solutions and service providers
  • Software, hardware and communication providers
  • Institutions/Colleges
  • Policy Maker & Regulatory bodies
  • sInternational service providers

About Our Speaker

Dr. R B Grover

Dr. Grover is Emeritus professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) set up by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and has been a member of the Atomic Energy Commission since 2011. He studied engineering at Delhi College of Engineering and received a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was conferred with a Padma Shri in 2014 and has received several awards including Lifetime Achievement Award – 2011 by DAE. He is a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the World Academy of Art and Science.

He has been with the DAE since 1970 and was Principal Adviser during October 2010 to February 2013. As a nuclear engineer, he has worked in the areas of fuel and core thermal hydraulic analysis, process safety and plant dynamic analysis, process design of primary systems and equipment, and studies related to growth in energy requirements in India. He participated in negotiations with other countries and international agencies leading to opening of international civil nuclear trade with India.

He was involved in conceptualizing and setting up HBNI as a university level institute. Concurrent with other responsibilities, he led it for initial eleven years.