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#REINVEST2018 Programme: Session Details


Thursday 4 October, 2018 1430 - 1600 IST HALL 6A Session Coordinators

Technical Session: Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Roundtable

Mr K S Popli
C&MD, IREDA
E: cmd@ireda.in
T: +91 9899222277

In February 2015, the Government of India set the target to install 175GW renewable energy (RE) capacity by 2022. The objectives are to enhance national energy security by expanding and diversifying the fuel mix; drive sustainable economic growth and ensure that development is aligned with India’s clean energy commitments.

Proactive policies, strong investor sentiment, cohesive public and private sector participation, sharp decrease in costs, and support from the states has more than doubled India’s installed RE capacity from 34GW to 72GW between March 2015 to date. 

In parallel, transparent competitive bidding for solar and wind projects by state governments in coordination with national nodal agencies have been well-received by the industry. RE tariffs dropped to historic lows in 2017, reaching grid parity with domestic coal, the traditional mainstay of India’s power sector. Commercial viability of RE has supplemented its advantage as a green energy, strengthening the business case for its adoption. However, large-scale grid integration of RE needs major improvements in infrastructure, grid-management technologies, storage, tariff systems, and consumer services.

The moderated panel discussion will cover policies and strategies to build a corporate buyers’ market for India’s targeted 175GW RE capacity by 2022 by exploring buyer expectations, challenges and solutions, international success stories, and requirements to scale up, including infrastructure, financing and skills management.

Session Agenda

A K Vishwanath Sharma

A K Vishwanath Sharma

Deputy General Manager & Head, Plant Engineering
Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Executive Vice President
Mytrah Energy Ltd

Bruce Douglas

Bruce Douglas

Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer
SolarPower Europe

Charles Donovan

Charles Donovan

Director, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
Imperial College Business School

Gopal K Saxena

Gopal K Saxena

Director
BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd

K S Venkatgiri

K S Venkatgiri

Executive Director
CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre

Sanjib K Bezbaroa

Sanjib K Bezbaroa

Executive Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
ITC Ltd

Sudhir Kapur

Sudhir Kapur

Managing Dirctor & CEO
Countrystrategy Business Consulting