About the Indian Coal Markets Conference

As the world grapples with an unprecedented energy crisis, India remains largely insulated, thanks to our continued dependence on coal as the primary energy source. In fact, India's coal production is expected to see a record jump of nearly 100 million tons (mt) in 2022-23. Also, the power sector's coal consumption has gone up by 50 mt, while captive coal output is set to cross the century mark. And these numbers are only going to rise further, with commercial miners joining the coal bandwagon, sooner than later!
This, however, does not undermine the country's commitment to green and just transition. Renewables and hydro power have already garnered 40 percent share in generation capacity. The question, therefore, arises if the simultaneous growth in coal and renewables would put to question the viability of fresh investments in either of these sectors.
To capture the essence of this fast-changing energy dynamics, mjunction services limited is going to organise the 16th Indian Coal Markets Conference at ITC Sonar in Kolkata on March 20-21, 2023.
The theme of this year's conference has been chosen as: “Coal Rush: Growing in a Green world.”
Some key topics to be discussed in the conference this year:
Is India going to reach its peak coal by 2030-35?
What is India's plan for its 140 bn tonnes of proven coal reserves?
CIL turns its focus to green mining: What changes can the market expect?
Is time running out for commercial miners?
RE's growing clout: implications for India's coal demand
What are the takeaways from transition projects in Europe & South Africa?
Will the seaborne coal prices remain firm in 2023?
How will the ocean freight rates move in coming quarters?
Why is pet coke staging a come-back in cement kilns?
How decarbonisation will change steel's raw materials requirements?
Gasification in DRI sector: current status and mid-term outlook
Indian solar power: Capacity is fine, but what about low generation share?