24 Sept. 2020-New Delhi: Prominent leaders from the global and domestic City Gas Distribution (CGD) industry would convene Thursday on ETEnergyworld Virtual CGD Summit to lay a roadmap for the rapid growth and expansion of city gas network across India.
Key decision makers and private sector executives would discuss threadbare the challenges and opportunities for businesses that exist in the fast-growing CGD sector in the CGD Summit, a digital initiative of ETEnergyworld with GAIL (India), ABB, LocusView, Bynry and Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) as partners.
The event — Virtual Summit on City Gas Distribution: Developing the Infrastructure for a Gas-based Economy — would begin with a speech by D K Sarraf, Chairperson, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), who would provide an overview of the CGD landscape and the key government interventions in the sector. This will be followed by a guest address by E S Ranganathan, Director (Marketing), GAIL and a panel discussion on CGD Infrastructure Development.
The discussion will witness participation from Ravi Agarwal, Executive Director (Marketing), GAIL; Ranjan Dwivedi, Managing Director, Central UP Gas Ltd; Sandeep Trehan, Founder & President at THINK Gas; G Balaji, Head of Energy Industries at ABB; Arun Mishra, CEO, HPOIL Gas and Nikhil Moghe, Partner, KPMG. K Ravichandran, Senior Vice President at ICRA would moderate the panel.
ETEnergyworld CGD Summit: Experts to lay roadmap for rapid city gas expansion in India
The later half of the event will also include two presentations by ABB India and Nomura Research Institute covering the technology aspects of the CGD projects, a fireside chat with Shahar Levi, Co-founder and CEO of LocusView and a panel discussion titled “Leveraging Technology to Ramp up Regional CGD market Expansion”.
By 2021, gas supplies from 25 new geographies are likely to commence in India. By 2025 around 230 cities are likely to have gas infrastructure. Therefore, pipeline infrastructure set to grow four times and CNG stations to increase three times through 2025 as expansion in new geographies picks up pace.