Energy Storage for Re-Integration & Grid Applications

24th August, 2016, New Delhi

World Energy Council India (WEC India), with India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) as knowledge partner, organised a workshop with the theme "Energy Storage for RE Integration & Grid applications" on 24th August 2016.  

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Global Electricity Initiative(GEI), Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) & Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS)

16th September, 2015, New Delhi

WEC India organized an Energy Dialogue on Global Electricity Initiative (GEI), Clean Coal Technologies (CCT) and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) was organized on 16th Sep, 2015. Discussions on GEI & CCS were led by Mr. Philippe Joubert, Executive Chair, GEI. Mr. B.P Rao, CMD, BHEL led the discussion on CCT where he captured the developments in India as well as in global energy sector.

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Stakeholders Meet on "Capacity Building for Risk Financing in Energy Efficiency"

11th September 2015, New Delhi

WEC India, in collaboration with SIDBI organised a Stakeholders Meet on " Capacity Building for Risk Financing in Energy Efficiency" on 11th September 2015 (Friday) with focus on "Partial Risk Sharing Facility  for Energy Efficiency". This facility intends to build capacity of the bankers for extending loans to ESCOs. 

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Stakeholders Meet on "Solarisation of Agriculture Pumps"

24th  July 2015, New Delhi

WEC India, organised a Stakeholders Meet on " Solarisation of Agriculture Pumps " on 24th July 2015 (Friday). The Meet discussed policy aspects, explored System optimization possibilities, avenues for enhanced Capacity utilization, various implementation models and also flagged various ground level issues.

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Stakeholders Meet on "Solarisation of Agriculture Pumps"

21st February, 2014, New Delhi

WEC India organised a Stakeholders Meet on "Solarisation of Agriculture Pumps" on 21st February 2014 (Friday) with an objective to bring acceleration in this domain. The Meet had participation from MNRE, implementing agencies and major developers like Claro Energy, consulting organisations like GIZ and Deloitte, multilateral agencies, financial institutions like Kfw and ADB, research organisations, agriculture departments and journalists. Mr.C.P.Jain (Former CMD, NTPC) chaired the session. Dr. Dinesh Kumar Goyal (Former Principal Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan) and Mr. Ramesh Narayanan (CEO, BSES Yamuna) shared their extensive experience in the segment which was followed by highly involved discussions covering issues and possible way forward.

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India Energy Scenarios 2047

India Energy Scenarios 2047 (IESS 2047), 31st January, 2014

Shri Anil Kr. Jain, Adviser (Energy), Planning Commission with his team presented ‘India Energy Scenarios 2047’, an Excel based open source Scenario model developed by the Planning Commission, to be launched shortly in the public domain. This model is an interactive tool giving option of four energy pathways to 2047.

WEC India Energy Portal, a comprehensive one stop resource center developed by WEC india was launched on the occasion by Shri Anil Razdan, Former Secretary (Power).  Shri Prabhat Kumar, Joint Secretary, MEA was also present on this occasion. 

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Energy Dialogue on "Energy Storage Systems"

21st March 2014, New Delhi

Energy storage becomes critical for integration of ambitious 1 lakh MW of solar and 75,000 MW of wind capacity by 2022 in the country. Electric vehicles  and applications in medical devices also holds immense potential for developing this segment. There exist many applications for the wide variety of technologies available which are at various stages of maturity. It was in this context a short discussion on energy storage was organized by World Energy Council India (WEC India) on “Energy Storage Systems” on 21st March 2014. The programme was organised in association with Indian Energy Storage Research Foundation (IESRF) with the objective of understanding the crucial issues in the Energy Storage domain.

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Challenges in coping with Global Warming-Thermal Power Generation

Guest Speaker : Dr (Mrs) Malti Goel, the Former Advisor and Senior Scientist, DST.

In this dialogue, the main areas that were discussed were: Energy Balance on Earth, current assessment of the concerns for global warming, Potential global warming by the major and minor greenhouse gases, CO2 emissions and projections upto 2050.

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World Energy Scenarios to 2050

Discussion Chair : Dr. Kirit Parikh 
Date: 26th July, 2013

World Energy Council began the scenario building exercise in 1993 with publication of "Living in one world". The current exercise of building scenarios to 2050 began in the year 2007, which has led to this report "World Energy Scenarios to 2050". Further work is likely to continue.

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CDM & Climate Change

Guest Speaker : Dr. R. K. Sethi, Director (Climate Change), Ministry of Environment and Forests

Dr.R.K.Sethi in his address outlined the topics of Anthropogenic climate change, likely Impacts of Climate Change, Kyoto protocol, mechanism of CDM Project Cycle, Guidelines for completing CDM- PDD and CDM-MM, National CDM Authority, Single window Clearance.

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National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency

Guest Speaker: Dr Ajay Mathur
1st February 2011

“Energy Synergy Dialogue with Dr. Ajay Mathur” had participation of senior leaders from Energy Sector including, Mr. Anil Razdan, former Secretary Power, Mr. C.P. Jain, Former CMD, NTPC, Dr.J.M.Phatak, CMD, REC ,Ms Lalita Balakrishnan, Head (Rural & Energy, AIWC) among others; academicians of the  like of  Dr. S S Murthy from IIT and Energy professionals from various Energy Sector organisations.

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Ethics, Economics and climate change

Guest Speaker: Prof Nickolas Stern
21st October 2010

Invited Experts: 

  • Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission
  • Dr. Jyoti Parikh
  • Dr. Kirit Parikh, Former Member (Energy), Planning Commission

Dr. Jyoti Parikh welcomed the dignitaries. She spoke of disparities in the world order and opined that this is one of the major reasons for climate negotiations not progressing well. She said climate change process can not be left to voluntary approaches, which are not working and in long term a legal international system needs to be in place. For this ethical framework for climate change has to be cleared to deal with equity challenge.

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Road Map for Indian Coal Sector

Guest Speaker : Mr. T. L Sankar, Advisor ASCI and Chairman of Expert committee on Coal Sector Reforms

Coal continues to be the primary source of commercial energy supply in India. The major sources of primary commercial energy supply in India are coal, Oil products, natural gas and primary electricity produced from non-fuel sources such as hydro power , nuclear power and renewable energy technologies.

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Reforming Power Sector Reforms - Multiple Conflicts, Democratic Solutions

Guest Speaker: Dr Harish K Ahuja
6th October, New Delhi

Reforming power sector is the key agenda for the country to achieve a conclusive growth in the coming years. The process of these reforms has already started in the country. Looking at the progress of these reforms over the years, a need has emerged to address the issues being faced in successful implementation of these power sector reforms. In his book “Reforming Power Sector Reforms – Multiple Conflicts, Democratic Solutions” , Dr Harish K Ahuja has discussed these issues and  proposed multi-criteria evaluation approach towards reforms.

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