UBM India is hosting the 5th edition of INDIA NUCLEAR ENERGY SUMMIT, scheduled on 28 November, 2013 in Mumbai. This event is co-located with India Nuclear Energy 2013, to be held between 28-30 November at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
India has a flourishing and largely indigenous nuclear power program and expects to have 14,600 MWe nuclear capacity on line by 2020. Nuclear power supplied 20 billion kWh (3.7%) of India's electricity in 2011 from 4.4 GWe (of 180 GWe total) capacity and after a dip in 2008-09 this is increasing as imported uranium becomes available and new plants come on line. Some 350 reactor-years of operation had been achieved by the end of 2011. India's fuel situation, with shortage of fossil fuels, is driving the nuclear investment for electricity and 25% nuclear contribution is the ambition for 2050, when 1094 GWe of base-load capacity is expected to be required.
Given the emphasis on rapid expansions in the Indian nuclear power industry, it is imperative to bring Indian know-how and resources together with global nuclear skills and experience to introduce a new dimension to the upcoming nuclear power projects. This Summit will provide a global platform which addresses key issues, identifies Opportunities and challenges, captures learning's and best practices and focus on strategic and a complete competitiveness kit for the sector, as it prepares to meet new challenges and moves towards competitive efficiency in the Nuclear Energy sector.