Past events

2017-01-12 (Thursday)

Energy Storage India 2017

2017-01-12 - 2017-01-13

A workshop on “Market Assessment and Characterization of Energy Battery Storage Technology” was conducted by the IGEF-SO on 13th January, 2017 in Mumbai. The special session was part of a conference event under Energy Storage India 2017 which took place at Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India from 12 – 13, January 2017. The workshop was attended by 50 participants and stakeholders from sectors like policy-makers, implementation agencies, consulting firms, financing institutions, project developers etc. The speakers at the Workshop were from companies/ institutions like IGEF-SO, KFW, Fraunhofer ISE, SECI, Steag, Qinous, Autarsys, SMA, and BVES.

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2016-12-16 (Friday)

National training seminar on "Adaption of Thermal Power Plants to Fluctuating Renewable Energies"

On Friday, the 16th of December, 2016, a national training seminar on "Adaption of Thermal Power Plants to Fluctuating Renewable Energies" on Friday, took place in New Delhi. This seminar was organized on behalf of the Ministry of Power and CEA and was jointly implemented by EEC, VGB and Indo-German Energy FORUM.

Expert speakers from Germany gave insights on the German experience with the effect of fluctuating renewable energy power production on coal based power plants.

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2016-12-09 (Friday)

Business Workshop/Seminar on "Opportunities in Renewable & Power Sector"

10:00 - 13:00

With unfolding of the lndian Energy growth story, huge opportunities have emerged for the lndo-German collaboration in this sector. ln order to provide greater insight into the possible synergies for cooperation, Embassy of lndia - Berlin & Consulate General of lndia - Hamburg are organizing a special sector-focused event on "Oppoftunities in Renewable and Power/Elnergy-Sector" on 9th December 2016 at 1000-1300 hrs at Chamber of Gommerce (Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg in support with Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster, Chamber of Commerce, German Asia Pacific Business

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2016-11-15 (Tuesday)

Workshop on "Implementation of New Environment norms for Thermal Power Generation - Learnings from German Experiences"

2016-11-15 - 2016-11-19

Under the motto "Implementation of New Environment Norms for Thermal Power Generation – Learning from German Experiences", the Excellence Enhancement Centre (EEC) organised workshops at three locations in India – Kolkata, Raipur and Hyderabad – over the period November 15 – 19, 2016. Representatives of Doosan Lentjes, Hamon, Steinmüller Babcock Environment, Steag Energy Services, Uniper and VGB reported about their experiences in retrofitting and operating flue gas cleaning equipment in coal-fired power plants. New emission limits for nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide and mercury have been in force in India since December 2015. These limit values are comparable with European and German requirements. Some 653 existing plants with an installed capacity of 185 GW are affected. As currently planned, these plants need to comply with the new emission regulation by the end of 2017.

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2016-11-07 (Monday)
2016-10-19 (Wednesday)

IGEF Session at Intersolar India 2016: Indo German Energy Dialogue: Promising Technologies and Business Models for Grid-Connected Rooftop Photovoltaic in India

14:30 - 17:30


With 40 GW of grid connected solar rooftop installations as part of India's overall solar target of 100 GW by 2022, grid-connected residential solar rooftop considered to have an enormous development in the upcoming years. In 2015 more than 3 GW PV capacity has been added in India. The annual growth rate of the market is higher than 80 % per year. As per the last renewable energy country attractiveness index by Ernst and Young, India is now rated the 3rd most attractive market in solar energy worldwide. Which rooftop market segments will boost within the next 5 years? Will also solar thermal technologies combined with solar PV come up in India? Which new business opportunities will come up with as much as 30 % of grid connected rooftop investment costs being eligible for public funding? Which business models would drive the market? What are the key policy interventions that could transform the market? This Indo-German dialogue focuses on upcoming technologies for solar rooftop and public support schemes. Well-known market players will share up to date sector insights directly from the market.

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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

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 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.

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