USAID SARI-Energy What We Do


September 16 – 19, 2008
The ITC Sonar, Kolkata, India

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Monday, September 16, 2008

Inaugural Session

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome Address – Ms. Beth A Payne, Consul General, US Consulate, Kolkata

09:10 – 09:20

Opening Remarks – Mr. S. Padmanaban, Regional Program Director, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi

09:20 – 09:40

Special Address– Mr. P. S. Bhattacharyya, Chairman, Coal India Limited

09:40 – 09:45

Vote of thanks– Mr. Chinmaya Acharya, Deputy Regional Program Director, SARI/Energy, USAID/India, New Delhi

 Technical Session

10:15 –11:30
Mr. S. Padmanaban

Technical Session-I: Country Perspective On The Coal Market And Down The Value Chain.

11:30 –13:00
Mr. S. Padmanaban

Technical Session-II: Coal: Advancing Energy Security And Driving The Asian Coal Market

Coal: At the heart of South Asia’s Energy Security: Mr. P.R. Mandal-Advisor, Projects, Ministry of Coal, Government of India

  • Resource development within the Country/Region         
  • Policy initiatives relating to development of coal resources and industries
  • Ensuring coal availability whilst encouraging industry growth – assessing various measures

What Is Driving Asian Coal Market Dynamics? : Mr. S.K. Chand- The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)

  • Key uncertainties in supply/demand
  • Will regional supply/demand transform into higher prices in the Asia Pacific basin?
  • How will coal technologies affect coal flows in Asia?

Mr. S. Padmanaban

Q & A Session

14:30 –16:00
Mr. N. N. Gautam

Technical  Session-III: Policy Perspectives & Options For Clean Coal Industry Development Dr. Gurcan Gulen, Center For Energy Economics (CEE)

  • Overview of developing domestic coal industries
  • International Coal sector
  • Coal’s Future?


16:15 –17:45
Mr. N. N. Gautam

Technical Session-IV: - Regional Clean Coal Strategy & Programs by Mr.Thomas Cutler, US Department of Energy (USDoE) & Mr. Eric Jones, Economic Section, US Embassy, New Delhi(US Embassy/ Econ))

The India Program- NTPC’s experience by Mr. B. P. Singh,   Executive Director, Coal Mining and Washeries Group- National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

  • Regional Market and Trade Pattern
  • Coal and Environment; Global environmental legislation

17: 45 – 18:30
Mr. S. Padmanaban

Panel Discussion On Coal  Industry  Development USAID, CEE, UNDP, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, TERI, USDoE, US Embassy/Econ


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

09:00 – 09:45
Mr. Eric Jones

Technical  Session-V: Efficient  Coal Mine Reclamation & Environmental Management by Mr. John Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support, US Department Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

09:45 –12:15
Mr. Eric Jones

Technical Session-VI: Clean Coal Technologies And Electricity by

12:15 – 13.00
From Pakistan TBD

Technical Session VII-Neyveli Lignite Corporation’s (NLC) Perspective In Mining & Power Generation Using Lignite As A Fuel. by Mr. R.Deivam, Deputy General Manager/Mine Planning / Mine-I&IA

Presentation 2: Mr. M.Sivakumar, Chief Manager/Mine Project Planning NLC Ltd.

14:00 –14:45

Technical Session VIII- Logistics And Infrastructure by Mr. J. Goel, Chief General Manager & Head –Sales & Marketing, Coal India Ltd.

Logistics and Infrastructure

  • Economic considerations in choosing a coal transportation mode
  • What are the practical considerations?
  • Creating an integrated system planning for optimum outcome

14:45 –15:00
Moderator- Mr. S. Padmanaban

Q & A

15:15 –16.30
-Mr. S. Padmanaban

Panel Discussion : The Regional Clean Coal Partnership

16:30 –17:30

Technical Session IX : Energy Security Quarterly (ESQ) Briefing by  Dr. Gurcan Gulen, CEE


Thursday, September 18, 2008

“Team A” visit to Dhanbad

“Team B” visit Asansol, Captive Coal Mine

05:00 – 05.45   Travelling from Hotel to the Howrah Railway



06:05 – 09:30     Travel by Train from Howrah to Dhanbad


09:30 – 10:00   Travel from Railway Station to

Central Institute of Mining

and Fuel Research (CIMFR).


10:00 – 13:00   Seeing the CIMFR and its facilities.

Detailed Agenda to be prepared.


13:00 – 14:00    Lunch at CIMFR.


14:00 – 16:00   Meetings with CIMFR official.


07:00 – 11:30   Travelling from Hotel to Asansol by Taxi


11:30 – 13:30   Visit to the Integrated Coal Mine Ltd.

(A subsidiary of CESC Ltd. )


13:30 – 14:30    LUNCH


14:30 – 16:00   Meetings with ICML Officials and visit to the



16:00 – 20:30    Back to the Hotel.




Friday, September 19, 2008

“Team A”  visit to Dhanbad

“Team B” visit Budge Budge Generating Station


09:00 – 12:30  Visit to CIMFR Digwadih Campus

(Detailed Agenda to be made)


12:30 – 13:30    LUNCH


16:30 – 17:00    Hotel to Railway Station


17:40 – 21:15     Dhanbad to Howrah


21:30 – 22:30    Howrah Rly. Station to Hotel


09:00 – 10:00   Travelling from Hotel to Budge Budge

Generating Station by Taxi.


10:00 – 13:30     Visit to the 2x 250 MW Power Station


13:30 – 14:30      LUNCH


14:30 – 17:00    Meetings with the Officials of Budge Budge

Generating Station


17:00 – 19:00   Back to the Hotel.






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