Independent Power Producers’ Association, Nepal (IPPAN) is hosting the Power Summit 2013 in Kathmandu from August 26-27, 2013 with the patronage of the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Energy and Office of the Investment Board. The Summit is going to be jointly organized by IPPAN and PTC India Limited (PTC). We are also expecting the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) as a co-organizer. The Power Summit 2013 is being hosted because there is a general feeling we need to kick start and catalyze action that will lead to movement in the positive direction. The private sector also feels the need for “energy” and motivation to plough ahead in order to deliver on its critical role to an energy starved economy.
In this context, the Power Summit 2013 has chosen the theme of ‘Hastening the pace of hydropower development’. The objective will be to conduct a critical review of where we have reached since 2006, what we lack, and what needs to be in place to hasten the pace of development of the hydropower sector in Nepal.
The content of the Power Summit 2013 is designed to cover all the major areas such as political landscape, legal and regulatory framework, accurate demand forecast, project financing infrastructure, including transmission lines and access roads, and managing local expectations. In order to take the proceedings forward we shall cover the above issues in four separate categories
- projects with local investments and for domestic consumption,
- projects for domestic market with FDI components,
- export oriented projects with FDI and
- power trading.
This will help us build a status report, a clear picture of the state of affairs and establish a plan of action with designated roles and responsibilities.
The Power Summit 2013 will see the participation of our development partners and we look forward to welcoming you to the Power Summit 2013 in Kathmandu In August.