Chairperson India: Shri S. Selvakumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF),
Chairperson Germany: Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of Division India and South Asia, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Stakeholders: Technology providers, investors, research institutes
Government organisations: GIZ, KFW, Powergrid Corporation of India, Ministry of Finance (DEA), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), National Institute of Wind (NIWE), Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd. (RVPN)
Activities so far
New SUB-GROUP “GREEN ENERGY CORRIDORS AND GRID MANAGEMENT” was established on 11 February 2015
Three major topics of general interest have been identified by the stakeholders for further discussion under SG 4: i) Grid Management, ii) Market Design, iii) Technical Standards and Grid Code.
“Terms of References” were identified of an Indo-German Core Group. The Core-Group members were from the following institutions: CEA, POSOCO, MNRE, KFW, GIZ, BMWi, and BMZ. “ToR” were accepted by the Co-Chairs of the Forum.
Proposed working groups:
Environmental and social assessments
Standard tender procedures
Storage and communication
German government institutions and KfW are willing to examine further funding opportunities beyond the current loan arrangements
Next subgroup meeting proposed for 19 May 2016, New Delhi