Energy Symposium 2012 - "Cities and Energy"

The Indo-German Energy Symposium provides energy experts from India and Germany a platform for technical exchange. The Symposium takes place on a biannual basis and covers aspects of financing, project development, best practices as well as innovative technologies and policy issues. In the past, the Symposium has focused on the following themes: “Energy Efficiency in Thermal Power Plants & Energy Efficiency in Buildings”, “Decentralised Renewable Energies & Demand Side Energy Efficiency” and “Energy & Cities”. The Indo-German Energy Symposium is jointly organised by the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Government of Germany.

Within the context of the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), the 3rd Indo-German Energy Symposium has taken place on 2 and 3 May 2012 in New Delhi.

The symposium focused on "Cities and Energy", which was part of the collaborative celebration titled “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”.

The Symposium provided German and Indian representatives from industry, central and local government, financial and research institutions as well as town planners and project developers with the opportunity to hear and discuss about the recent developments in energy efficiency, solar energy and energy concepts in urban environments. Aspects of financing, project development and best practices were presented as well as innovative technologies and policy issues. The Symposium has contributed substantially to fruitful interactions between policy makers and private sector participants.


The agenda at a glance

Session 1 - Technologies and Best Practices of the Building Sector
Session 2 - Technologies and Best Practices for City Energy Concepts
Session 3 - Technologies and Best Practices of Solar PV
Session 4 - Technologies and Best Practices of Solar Thermal
Session 5 - Facilitating Finance of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency
Session 6 - Experiences in Policy Implementation