Ministers set energy transition roadmap, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
The two-day summit ended on Friday with applause from the crowd gathered to witness the launch of the country’s largest energy leadership event. The event was an exclusive initiative of ETEnergyworld. AG&P Pratham, Sterlite Power, LocusView, Jinko Solar, LONGi, Vestas, IndiGrid and SABIC were the partners.
A highlight of the event was the announcement by the Minister of Energy of the government’s plan to set aside 20,000 crore rupees as part of a new agricultural feeder solarization program and plan. larger to develop solar cities across the country.
“In the new program that we are proposing, which will be submitted to cabinet soon, we are setting aside 20,000 crore rupees for the agricultural feeders that we are going to solarize. The cost of solarization will be covered by state agricultural subsidies,” he said. he declared. said addressing the audience as the guest of honor.
The first day of the event also saw Alok Kumar, secretary of the Ministry of Power, reveal a four-pronged strategy to strengthen the viability of the confusion. This includes the launch of a new distribution reform program and the forthcoming notification of the new national tariff policy.
Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor also gave a speech on the first day of the event and briefed the audience on some of the key initiatives taken by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to boost domestic production and move the country through. towards a gas-based economy.
Other highlights of day one included individual speeches by Abhilesh Gupta, Managing Director (MD), AG&P Pratham; Sumant Sinha, President and CEO, ReNew Power; and AK Singh, Managing Director and CEO of Petronet LNG; and a discussion between Shahar Levi, Co-Founder & CEO, LocusView and HR Dash, DGM – Projects (Pipelines) at BPCL.
ETEnergyworld also hosted four roundtables on the first day of the Summit, including one on financing India’s decade of energy transition with Simon Stolp, Practice Director – South Asia, Global Energy and Extractive Industries Practice , World Bank ; Anita George, Executive Vice President and Deputy Director of CDPQ Global; Prateek Agarwal, MD, Sterlite Power Deepak Bagla, MD and CEO, Invest India and Manav Bansal, CIO, Neev Fund as speakers.
Another round table focused on the objective of the trip to 450 GW with KV Pratap, co-secretary, Ministry of the Interior; Chintan Shah, Dir (technical), IREDA; Subodh Agarwal, CMD, RRECL; J Ramanujalu, Vice President, Regional Director – South Asia and Australia, SABIC; Daniel Liu, Head of South and Central Asia, Jinko Solar; Vickram Jadhav, Vice President – Sales, Vestas India; Pradeep Kumar M, Business Manager – India and Sri Lanka region, LONGi Solar as speakers.
The first day also witnessed a roundtable on natural gas in the Indian energy mix: what lies ahead with Sukhmal Jain, ED (gas), BPCL; Ravi Agarwal, ED, GAIL India; SK Pathak, former MD, Rajasthan State Gas, and Chiradeep Datta, COO, Karnataka & Kerala, AG&P India as speakers.
The second day of the event began with individual guest of honor speeches by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, followed by Environment Secretary RP Gupta and National Director of the World Bank in India, Junaid Ahmad. The agenda for the day also included four interactive sessions with Coal India President Pramod Agrawal; Harsh Shah, CEO of India Grid Trust; EESL MD Rajat South; and Pradeep Kumar M, Business Manager, India and Sri Lanka, LONGi Solar.
One of the highlights of the event were two panel discussions, including on India’s network infrastructure with KVS Baba, CMD, POSOCO; AK Mishra, Dir, National Smart Grid Mission; Manish Agarwal, President and CEO, Infrastructure and Solutions, Sterlite Power; and Bhadresh Mehta, Director, Odisha Power Transmission as speakers.
Another roundtable focused on The Rise of Hydrogen, with SSV Ramakumar, Director (R&D), Indian Oil; Mohit Bhargava, ED, RE, NTPC and CEO, NTPC Renewable Energy; Dr Sundararajan, Country Head, Equinor India as speakers.