Over the past decade, India has established itself as one of the world leaders inthe Wind energy sector. Ranked third globally, the Indian wind sector added arecord 2,827 MW of capacity in 2011 and is expected to add over 3,000MW in 2012.
Supply Chain management is key to wind turbine supply. The relationships between manufacturers and their component suppliers have become increasingly crucial, with soaring demand, required faster ramp-up times,larger investments and greater agility to capture value in a rapidly growing sector.
In this highly competitive scenario major global players have shifted their manufacturing focus to Asia in order to capture growing opportunities . Addressing the industry challenges, Mr.Rajneesh Khattar, Project Director, UBM India highlights that such forums actas a vital catalyst in creating and accelerating business opportunities for attracting investments, formalizing joint ventures and effecting technology transfers.
With the government roll back of tax breaks for the windsector this year, the industry gathering at the forthcoming Renewable Energy 2012 Wind Conference being held on 29 May 2012 at Le Meridien, Pune intends to deliberate on cost optimization through lean manufacturing, innovative financing models, automation technology and effective supply chain managementt hat dictates delivery capabilities, product strategies and pricing for turbinemanufacturers.
The faculty profile comprises an eclectic and accomplished group of speakers including D.V. Giri, Secretary General, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association; Paul Alvares, Partner, Ernst & Young; Ashish Sethia, Head of Research-India, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Nirupama Guruprasad, Joint General Manager, ICICI Bank; Parag Sharma, COO, ReNew Power Pvt. Ltd.; Sunil Jain, COO, Green Infra ; Srikant Srinivasan, Director- Manufacturing, GE India; Ravindra Utgikar, Head – Corporate Marketing, Suzlon Energy amongst others.
The captioned conference is a run up to the 6th Renewable Energy India 2012 expo being held from 7-9 November at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida.