SGS Coal Conference 2015 - Agenda
Day One, Tuesday, November 24 2015, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Session ONE: Pakistan Power Sector
Building Coal-Fired Power Stations in Pakistan
- Government policies & plans (locations and magnitude of projects/progress up to date)
- Fiscal/financial incentives provided, feed-in tariff, return parameters and timelines
- Potential sites/partners during the development process
- Risks and challenges in coal power plant development
Pakistan’s Developing IPP Projects – What Can we Expect?
- Role of coal in Pakistan’s power generation sector
- Case study for private investment in Pakistan's coal-fired power generation
- Import trends – sourcing sized coal
- Key credit drivers for power sector generators
- Ability of power distribution companies to pay
- Outlook for merchant power producers
Progressing From Coal Mining to Power Production – What is the Outlook for the Future?
- Potential to incorporate mine mouth power plants in Pakistan to meet the country’s power demand
- Taking advantage of a strong financial position to develop power plants
- Mine mouth power plants – are they a competitive solution for Pakistan’s power market?
Session TWO: Bringing Power to the Masses
Power generation meeting demand remains a concern across Pakistan. With ongoing discussions regarding restructuring of the sector, this panel discussion will offer first hand insights from end-users into the most current concerns for the sector:
- Recent amendments to the payment and tariff structure
- Introduction of ‘pass-through’ – potential impact on coal procurement strategies
- Fuel prices and power prices – opportunities to bring these into sync
- Investment into the power sector – update on projects coming on stream in next six months
- Increased import duties and final power prices – what is the relationship?
Session THREE: Pakistan Coal Industries/Consumers
Connecting the Right Coal with the Right End User – A Geographical Study
- Regional breakdown of thermal and metallurgical coal reserves highlighting strengths and weaknesses
- Key coal qualities that Pakistan’s end users require when purchasing international coals
- Opportunities for investment – which are the competitive markets for growing Pakistan presence overseas?
Coal Buyers from the Cement Industry
- Criteria when buying coal in the cement business
- Is cheapest always best?
- Sources of cement – where does the coal come from?
Coal Fired Boilers Technology for Industry Power Solution
Coal Beneficiation & Preferred Washing Technologies
- Analysing the best coal beneficiation practices available to the Pakistan coal producers
- Understanding the specifications of Pakistan coal
- Evaluating associated costs and the point at which upgrading coal is most competitive
- Strategies for successfully handling the lower rank coals to guarantee effective use
Session FOUR: Coal Trading in Pakistan
Qualities of Pakistan's coal – domestic vs. import requirements
- Overcoming the issues to ensure sustainable coal production and coal usage in Pakistan
- Potential financing options and why they haven’t worked to date
- Existing demand for imported coal and expected future demand for imported coal
- Domestic pricing and international coal prices – how does an index correlate the differences?
- Managing the depreciating rupee against the US dollar – strategies for addressing the discrepancy
Day Two, Wednesday, November 25 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Combining International & Domestic Experience to Run Coal Mines at Maximum Efficiency
- Potential technologies that can be incorporated into Pakistan coal mines
- Use of software – how would it be used most effectively within Pakistan coal operations
- Operating a safe supply chain throughout the coal mine – how is this achieved?
- Operating under secure health and safety regulations – developing the training
Clean & Sustainable Utilization of Pakistan’s Coal Through Technology Innovation
- Recent innovations in coal technology – how much has been proved and how do these differ from alternative technologies?
- What technology innovations mean for low rank coal utilisation e.g. in Pakistan?
- Case study examples of technology use and outline of economics
Session FIVE: Social & Environmental Challenges
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