Fabian Demicoli

Opportunities for EU – India Clean Energy and Research

 The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) invite interested companies and researchers to join the pan-European business & research delegation to India, surrounding the ‘Environment and Energy Conclave', 2011.

 

Event – where & when?

Kolkata, India, 25-27 August 2011

Should you participate?

Participation in this mission is open to EU companies, researchers, cluster representatives, and Universities, operating in the following sectors:

Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency

Clean Coal Technology

Smart Grids

Support Services

The purpose of the delegation is to understand the Indian market scenario and explore concrete business & research opportunities in the aforementioned areas.

Mission Benefits

A customized schedule of one-on-one business meetings with pre-screened Indian partners, agents, distributors and licensees

Showcase your technology solution at the ‘European Clean Energy Pavilion' in the exhibition area of the conclave

Conduct meetings with State Government representatives, regulatory authorities and municipal bodies to identify specific project opportunities

Participate in high-level networking and information sessions with central Government officials and top players of Indian industry

Company/industry site visits

 

Market Drivers

The energy supply deficit is 10.1%. and peak demand deficit is 12.7% for India.

The renewable energy generation forms around 9% of the total generation of the country. The rising fuel cost and issues of energy security coupled with low usage of renewable energy provides enough opportunity for the development of renewable energy.

The eastern and north eastern region is well poised for investment in energy sector. The eastern region has abundant resources in coal, biomass, sunlight, water and waste. There is a huge business opportunity in the area of solar power as well as other alternative sources of energy, specially in biomass, waste to energy and hydro. The eastern and north eastern region offers ample scope for development of mini and micro hydro power.

The regulatory framework provides for the usage of renewable energy by certain quantum of the total energy consumption of the distribution utility.

The National Solar Mission has given big impetus to solar energy in India, leading to an installed capacity of 20,000 MW by the end of 2022. The National Tariff Policy has been recently amended with the solar power purchase obligation of 0.25% for States by 2013 and further upto 3% by 2020 to align with the objectives of the National Solar Mission. West Bengal has taken a pioneering step in Solar power development. West Bengal Renewable Development Agency (WBREDA) has received the Green Oscar award, 2003 from Ashden Trust, UK.

The National Action Plan on Climate Change encourages clean technology implementation to fight climate change. It also welcomes international cooperation for research and development, sharing and transfer of technologies as well as a global IPR regime that supports technology transfer to the developing countries under the UNFCC.

India's energy challenge can be met by lowering the energy intensity by using energy efficient appliances. The National Mission for enhanced energy efficiency encourages the usage of energy efficient appliances and demand side management.

Although the transmission and distribution performance are in an improving trajectory as compared to the yester years, there remains ample scope for further improvement. Smart technology application can help boost such improvement. Also, smart technologies can be important for renewable energy integration and end consumer applications.

Coal is an important and abundant fossil fuel in India. It accounts for around 55% of the country's energy need. The eastern region houses a major portion of the coal reserves of the country. There is a need of clean coal technology for the environmental sustainability.

 

How to participate?

EU companies and researchers interested in joining the mission are invited to submit their ‘Expression of Interest' and send it to or fax to +91- (0)33 40172599 by 15 June, 2011.

Participation fee for the Clean Energy Business & Research Delegation to India is € 200. Please note that delegates will be required to book and pay for their own costs for flights, airport transfers and hotels. Delegates will be able to take advantage of discounted hotel rates.

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