Past events

2016-10-19 (Wednesday)
2016-10-06 (Thursday)

Switch Global Expo

2016-10-06 - 2016-10-10

As a part of Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat UrjaVikas Nigam Limited will be hosting India's largest biennial electrical expo named Switch Global Expo. The Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI) is the organizing and implementation partner for the event, which will be held in Vadodara, one of the country's largest hubs for power and electrical manufacturers. The Expo will offer one of the biggest business networking opportunities for electrical manufacturers, buyers, service providers, innovators, technology providers, start-ups and partners from across the world. On display will be the widest range of switch gears, cables, conductors and fiber optic wires, transmission line technologies, control and automation, transformers, among many other products.

Expo Highlights

  • Platform for industry players to showcase products and explore business opportunities with globally reputed companies
  • Business networking opportunities for electrical manufacturers, innovators, technology providers, start-ups and partners
  • Dedicated pavilions for academia from engineering colleges; safety and security; and resale and refurbishing
  • World Electrical Buyers Summit, Power Ministers Conclave, Innovation & Technology Summit

The World Electrical Buyers Summit (WEBS), Power Minister Conclave and Innovation & Technology Summit will also be hosted here. 

WEBS is a focused attempt to get quality buyers on a single platform to offer an efficient way to do business. It has garnered confirmed participation from Power Ministers of over 15 countries of the world, 30 Power Ministers from India, Power Secretaries of States of India and Delegations from 95 foreign Utilities and 102 Indian Utilities, along with about 1,150 large corporates of India

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2016-09-29 (Thursday)

7th Indo-German Energy Forum

The 7th meeting of the Indo-German Energy Forum, jointly chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari and State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Government of Germany, Mr. Rainer Baake held on 29 September 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

The meeting provided a unique opportunity for public and private sector stakeholders to convene and develop a common understanding of the most promising opportunities for Indo-German cooperation in the energy sector.

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2016-09-28 (Wednesday)

IFAT India - India's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse, Recycling and Energy Conservation

2016-09-28 - 2016-09-30

2016-09-27 (Tuesday)

Wind Energy Hamburg 2016

2016-09-27 - 2016-09-30

http://www.windenergyhamburg.com/en/

Business meets Policy: wind outside Europe - how far can it go? Wind Europe Summit 2016. Secretary Pujari, Ministry of Power  (MoP), India is a speaker in the session. (Access to this session is restricted to previously registered delegates)

GIZ IN has negotiated a 20% reduction for Indian companies when they register for a 1- or 3-day pass for WindEurope Summit 2016, CCH – Congress Centre Hamburg, 27-29 September.

To benefit from this 20% reduction register here

At the bottom of the first page enter the following discount code: GIZWES2016

Disclaimer: This discount code is valid from 14 September at 09:00 (CEST) to 25 September 23:55 (CEST) for individual registrations only. This code is only valid for non-member normal 1-day and 3-day summit passes. This code is not retroactive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

For registration assistance, please contact the WindEurope Registration Secretariat at +32 2 213 1866 or at registration@windeurope.org. Customer support hours are Monday-Friday, 09:00-18:00 CET.

If any company would like to register 10 or more staff members they get an additional pass free. Please contact the WindEurope Registration Secretariat for details.

WindEurope Summit 2016

Fatih Birol, Michael Liebreich, Jeremy Rifkin, Sigmar Gabriel. The WindEurope Summit 2016 features several of the world’s most prominent new energy thought leaders and politicians – from the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency to the German Vice Chancellor.

Cooperation with WindEnergy Hamburg:

The leading wind energy conference is teaming up with WindEnergy Hamburg, the top exhibition for the wind industry. The two events will run side-by-side in Hamburg, which is a global industrial hub for the wind energy sector.

Summit information:

  • The leading wind energy conference in Europe organised since 1984
  • 50 session on 7 comprehensive topic, 300 speakers, 200 poster presenters
  • Organised by WindEurope (formerly EWEA the European Wind Energy Association), the non-profit association representing the wind energy industry’s interested in Europe.

Summit home page: https://windeurope.org/summit2016/

Summit programme: https://windeurope.org/summit2016/conference/programme/

Session in which Indian State Secretary is taking part: https://windeurope.org/summit2016/conference/programme/info.php?id=71

Practical information including venue map, travel and hotel booking: https://windeurope.org/summit2016/information/

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2016-09-07 (Wednesday)

Renewable Energy India Expo 2016

2016-09-07 - 2016-09-09

Indo German Energy Forum present with two conference sessions at RE India Expo 2016

Joerg Gaebler of GIZ India said that rooftop solar in India is “a no-brainer”, and presented a series of compelling cost analyses that GIZ has undertaken. Bridge to India highlighted their belief that the high growth phase of India’s rooftop solar market has only just begun. These were just two key messages from the sessions organized by Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office within RE India Expo 2016 official conference program.

On 8 September the first session deliberated on both commercial and technical aspects related to rooftop photovoltaic plants with a special focus on the residential sector in India. India is poised to achieve its 40 GW target set for rooftop solar photovoltaic plants by 2022 and like in other countries residential electricity consumer segment shall play an important role here as well. At the session, Mr. Joerg Gaebler, a German-American citizen and principal advisor to GIZ, discussed about the reasons of growth in the rooftop PV markets in US and Germany. He also presented the financial viability of a residential rooftop solar photovoltaic plant in India and urged the business community to focus in this segment more aggressively. As against the general impression that distribution companies are against rooftop solar photovoltaic plants, Mr. Kaushik Sanyal from Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd and Mr. Kiran Kumar Alla from BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd expressed their interest and highlighted their initiatives to promote rooftop solar photovoltaic plants on a large scale. Wanting to be a model discom, they discussed about the benefits which a distribution company may get if more and more distributed generation comes in the grid. Mr Tobias Winter from Indo-German Energy Forum thanked all the speakers and participants in the session and highlighted that globally about 40-50% of the overall investments in the solar segment are done in rooftop category and this can happen in India as well.

The second session, organized as panel discussion was moderated by Mr Vinod Kala founder of Emergent Ventures India, globally recognized and leading business firm in climate change mitigation and sustainable development. How to enable bankability and invest ability in PV rooftop was the key question for the panelists. The discussion focused on some clear defined take away points to the banking community to make solar PV rooftop projects bankable. The panel comprised a good mix of experts including public sector financier, knowledge partners experienced in advisory, one of the leading solar energy developers in India as well as KfW, the German Development Bank. Bridge to India highlighted their belief that the high growth phase of India’s rooftop solar market has only just begun. This market has got a great potential and it is very encouraging to see the government addressing some of the key challenges. Mr Arjun Guha Sector Specialist Energy of KfW, highlighted some of the main success factors of which drove the German solar energy market, and which of those could be intelligently customized in the Indian context. Mr. Khekiho Yeptho Assistant General Manager of IREDA spoke about the challenges and mitigation methods for accessing low cost debt for solar rooftops. The panel was 45 minutes of moderated discussion and 30 minutes of audience interaction which was an effective way to have a constructive dialogue. Presentations are available at  http://energyforum.in/downloads.html

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2016-08-21 (Sunday)
2016-07-28 (Thursday)

World Congress and Exhibition on Wind Energy

2016-07-28 - 2016-07-30

2016-07-25 (Monday)

Indian renewable energy experts on study tour to Germany

2016-07-25 - 2016-07-29

A delegation of senior officials from fourteen different states, responsible for promotion of renewable energies across the value chain including electricity distribution licensees, State Governments, Government of India, and electricity regulatory commissions visited Germany from 25-29 July 2016. Study tour was organised by GIZ India, keeping its commitment for the renewable energy sector.

The trip focused on sharing experiences on high penetration of renewable energies in the energy market of Germany. The key topics addressed were complex grid operation & management with large scale integration of distributed generation, transition in energy markets, technological innovations in glass-glass photovoltaic modules, new operation and maintenance practices in photovoltaic power plants, electro-mobility, grid-scale battery storage and flexible coal based power generation technologies etc. With respect to India, the model of a self-sustainable renewable energy village like Feldheim, Brandenburg is utmost relevant. India is aiming to provide electricity to 59.8 million un-electrified households by 2018.

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2016-06-22 (Wednesday)

Indo-German Energy Forum at intersolar Europe 2016

2016-06-20 - 2016-06-26

Under the framework of Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office an Indian business delegation visited Intersolar Europe 2016 in Munich. 56 representatives from the Indian energy sector mainly from ministries, the industry and associations joined the business delegation and study tour from 20 to 26 June which put a special focus on “Photovoltaics and e-Mobility” and was jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), the Indo-Geman Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO). The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) was represented by Head of Division and Scientist ‘F’ Dr. Arun Kumar Tripathi and Director Mrs. Veena Sinha. 26 Directors of different State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) for renewable energy (RE) in India were led by Mr. Varshney, Executive Director of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). Mrs. Ursula Mumpro, Deputy Head of Division, bilateral Energy Cooperation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) warmly welcomed the delegation at Intersolar Europe 2016.

This year Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office put a focus on the upcoming Solar Rooftop Market in India. It is the ambitious target of the Government of India to increase the solar capacity of the country to 100 GW until 2022 and out of this 40 GW should be of Solar Rooftop. Moderated by Dr. Jürgen Welschof, Head of Division Energy South Asia of KFW Development Bank experts from IBC-Solar, Suntrace, TERI, GIZ ComSolar-Project and BMWi discussed the most important and necessary steps for the future to create a booming Indian PV solar rooftop market. Central topic was the lack of capital available to fuel the market. One of the main challenges are special credit schemes offered by banks for solar rooftop projects. The experts of this roundtable talk were convinced that it is an urgent need to create much more public awareness in India for PV solar rooftop. Moreover they requested a special and trustworthy legal framework to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Nearly 80 participants joined this expert roundtable about the “Indo-German Partnership in Solar Energy” at the stall of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Indo-German Energy Dialogue in the afternoon on “Business and Investment Opportunities in India’s new Solar Rooftop Market” was part of the official conference program of Intersolar Europe 2016. This event provided detailed information about governmental support schemes, upcoming business models for new market segments and the outlook from different private sector perspectives. Internationally, in an average the share of PV-rooftop is about 57 % of the solar capacity but in India, today it is only 10 %. Therefore the surfaces of commercial and public buildings are of special interest with the mass market on residential level evolving in a second phase.  About 160 participants joined this conference session and used the reception afterwards for intense networking. Click here for the presentations.

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Intersolar Europe 2016

2016-06-21 - 2016-06-24

2016-06-21 (Tuesday)

Indo-German Energy Forum at intersolar Europe 2016

2016-06-20 - 2016-06-26

Under the framework of Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office an Indian business delegation visited Intersolar Europe 2016 in Munich. 56 representatives from the Indian energy sector mainly from ministries, the industry and associations joined the business delegation and study tour from 20 to 26 June which put a special focus on “Photovoltaics and e-Mobility” and was jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), the Indo-Geman Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO). The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) was represented by Head of Division and Scientist ‘F’ Dr. Arun Kumar Tripathi and Director Mrs. Veena Sinha. 26 Directors of different State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) for renewable energy (RE) in India were led by Mr. Varshney, Executive Director of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). Mrs. Ursula Mumpro, Deputy Head of Division, bilateral Energy Cooperation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) warmly welcomed the delegation at Intersolar Europe 2016.

This year Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office put a focus on the upcoming Solar Rooftop Market in India. It is the ambitious target of the Government of India to increase the solar capacity of the country to 100 GW until 2022 and out of this 40 GW should be of Solar Rooftop. Moderated by Dr. Jürgen Welschof, Head of Division Energy South Asia of KFW Development Bank experts from IBC-Solar, Suntrace, TERI, GIZ ComSolar-Project and BMWi discussed the most important and necessary steps for the future to create a booming Indian PV solar rooftop market. Central topic was the lack of capital available to fuel the market. One of the main challenges are special credit schemes offered by banks for solar rooftop projects. The experts of this roundtable talk were convinced that it is an urgent need to create much more public awareness in India for PV solar rooftop. Moreover they requested a special and trustworthy legal framework to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Nearly 80 participants joined this expert roundtable about the “Indo-German Partnership in Solar Energy” at the stall of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The Indo-German Energy Dialogue in the afternoon on “Business and Investment Opportunities in India’s new Solar Rooftop Market” was part of the official conference program of Intersolar Europe 2016. This event provided detailed information about governmental support schemes, upcoming business models for new market segments and the outlook from different private sector perspectives. Internationally, in an average the share of PV-rooftop is about 57 % of the solar capacity but in India, today it is only 10 %. Therefore the surfaces of commercial and public buildings are of special interest with the mass market on residential level evolving in a second phase.  About 160 participants joined this conference session and used the reception afterwards for intense networking. Click here for the presentations.

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Intersolar Europe 2016

2016-06-21 - 2016-06-24