Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah has urged the international investor community to invest in the Indian Renewable Energy sector.
Highlighting that India today stands among the top five countries of the world in terms of renewable energy capacity, Dr. Abdullah said that India has an installed base of over 20 GW, which is around 11 per cent of India’s total power generation capacity and contributes over 6 per cent to the electricity mix.
India has set up a target of around 72 GW of renewable power including 20 GW solar capacity by 2022.
Renewcon India 2011 has been planned as a 4 day event. The first day of the event comprises of practical solar training workshop. In that the organizers have identified the two main streams and there are parallel training sessions one being on O&M of solar workshops and the second being on EPC of solar projects.
The first track is on Solar PV Operations and Maintenance Training which is being conducted by Sebastian C. Dürr, Director, iPLON.
The second track of the workshop is on Solar EPC and is being conducted by Shaji John, Chief – Solar Initiatives, Larsen & Toubro Limited and Udayadittya Shome, Vice- President, Juwi India Renewables.
The second day has a solar conference that has a number of sessions and intends to address important subject matters such as policy development and implementation, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and understanding how it will drive the next stage of solar power projects,role of REC’s in the development of solar projects among numerous other topics. Some of the key speakers confirmed to speak include Jayant Deo,Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,IndianEnergy Exchange, Alan Rosling,Chairman, Kiran Energy Solar Power and Dr J N Roy, VicePresident, R&D, Engineering and Reliability, Solar Semiconductor.
The third day is dedicated to wind and topics that intend to get discussed include examining the new government policies and incentives designed to boost commercial interest in wind power in India, something that is gaining importance and relevance with more captive and IPP players entering the sector. The other important topic under discussion is navigating the ambiguities of the PPA, GBI, RPO obligations and emerging RECs to drive the success of wind power projects in India. Some of the key speakers scheduled to speak include P Krishnakumar,Managing Director, Orient GreenPower Company, Dr S Gomathinayagam, Executive Director, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) and Dr E Sreevalsan,Scientist and Unit Chief, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET).
The fourth day comprises of a seminar on waste management and some of the key industry speakers include, Goutham Reddy, Director, Ramky Group, Aamir Jariwala,Head, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations, SPML Infra Limited and Narasimhan Santhanam, Director, Energy Alternatives India.
Panchabuta will be at the event and the founder Vineeth Vijayaraghavan will be moderating some of the panel discussions on various topics in Wind and Solar at the conference.