International Energy Conference
Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward
6th October, 2016 at Switch Global Expo
Welcome to the International Energy Conference
We are pleased to inform you that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and the Government of Gujarat are jointly organizing 'International Energy Conference' on 6th October 2016, at Vadodara, Gujarat.
The Conference will be held along with the ‘Switch Global Expo’ during 6-10 October 2016. This Expo will be a showcase of massive range of electrical and power products and Innovations and is expected to see participation of over 2500 exhibitors/companies in the Power and Renewable Energy sectors and about 1,40,000 industry representatives/visitors.
The International Energy Conference will provide a platform to Energy and Renewable Energy Ministers from across the globe as well as key policy actors and industry captains to share their perspectives on the power and renewable energy scenario. It would facilitate focused discussion on the roadmap for transitioning conventional energy towards cleaner pathways and on the measures being adopted by countries to accelerate renewable energy deployment. There will also be a session on the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and renewable energy programmes of ISA countries.
Several Energy Ministers, political dignitaries and industry captains from leading nations and senior officials of engineering companies, multilateral agencies, investment institutions and technology solution providers are expected to participate in the conference and the expo. Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Government of India and Mr. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Government of Gujarat have consented to grace the Inaugural Function.
On behalf of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, We cordially invite you to this signature event.
Programme
10:00 – 11:15 Hrs INAUGURAL SESSION
10:00 – 10:05 Hrs Welcome Speech Mr. Upendra Tripathy
Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
10:05 – 10:10 Hrs Opening Remarks Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari
Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
10:10 – 10:15 Hrs Remarks Mr. Suresh Chandra
Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Government of India
10:15 – 10:20 Hrs Address Mr. Nitin Patel
Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister, Government of Gujarat
10:20 – 10:25 Hrs Release of Compendiums of Success Stories in Solar Energy (Yes Bank) & Innovations
(Climate Policy Initiative, USA)
10:25 – 10:35 Hrs Keynote Address Mr. Piyush Goyal
Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India
10:35 – 10:45 Hrs Special Address –
International Perspective
Mr. Ibrahim Baylan
Hon’ble Minister of Energy, Sweden
10:45 – 10:55 Hrs Inaugural Address Ms. Brigitte Collet,
Ambassador, France
10:55 – 11:00 Hrs Remarks Mr. Chimanbhai Shapariya
Hon'ble Minister of Energy & Agriculture
11:00 – 11:10 Hrs Address by Guest of Honour Mr. Vijay Rupani
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Gujarat
11:10 – 11:15 Hrs Vote of Thanks Mr. Amit Bhatnagar
Chairperson, Switch Global Expo.
11:15 – 11:25 Hrs Tea Break
Session 1
11:25 - 12:45 Hrs Conventional Power:
Strategies & Solutions towards Clean Energy
11:25 – 11:35 Hrs Session Chair Mr. Henk Kamp
Hon’ble Minister of Economic Affairs, Netherlands
  Co-Chair Mr. Alexander Novak
Hon’ble Minister of Energy, Russia
11:35 – 11:45 Hrs Theme Presentation McKinsey & Company
11:45 – 12:25 Hrs Remarks by 5 panelists (about 8 Minutes each)
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
Dr. Mahender Sharma CEO, Guyana Energy Agency, Guyana
Mr. Gurdeep Singh Chairman and Managing Director, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.
Mr. Sujit Gulati Addl. Chief Secretary (Energy & Petrochemicals), State Government of Gujarat
Mr. Anil Sardana Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Power Company Ltd.
12:25 – 12:40 Hrs Open Discussion, Interaction and Wrap up by the Chair
12:40 – 12:45 Hrs Session Changeover
Session 2
12:45 - 14:10 Hrs Accelerated Deployment of Renewable Energy:
Business Models and Technology Solutions
12:45 – 12:55 Hrs Session Chair Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Hon’ble President of Uganda
  Co-Chair Mr. Fernando Coelho Filho
Hon’ble Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil
12:55 – 13:05 Hrs Theme Presentation Dr. Arunabha Ghosh
CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
13:05 – 13:55 Hrs Remarks by 5 panelists (about 10 Minutes each)
Dr. Dheiu Mathok Diing Hon’ble Minister of Energy and Dams, South Sudan
Mr. Markus Wypior Deputy Director (India), GIZ
Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur Chairman & Managing Director, EXIM Bank
Mr. Bunker Roy Founder, Barefoot College
Mr. Sumant Sinha Chair, CII Task Force on Solar and Founder
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
13:55 – 14:10 Hrs Open Discussion, Interaction and Wrap up by the Chair
14:10 – 14:50 Hrs Lunch Break
Session 3
14:50 - 16:20 Hrs International Solar Alliance (ISA):
Innovative Solution Towards Climate Change
14:50 – 15:00 Hrs Session Chair Mr. Max Gapay Matanji
Hon'ble Minister of Missions, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Co- Chair Mr. Mboli Fatran Leopold
Hon'ble Minister of Energy and Water, Central African Republic
15:00 – 15:10 Hrs Theme Presentation Mr. Upendra Tripathy
Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
15:10 – 16:00 Hrs Remarks by 5 panelists (a bout 10 Minutes each)
Mr. Knox Msebenzi Executive Director, Power Institute of East and Southern Africa
Mr. Yuri Afanasiev UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India
Mr. Zunaid Kamal Ahmed Country Director (India), World Bank (Additional Director to represent)
Mr. Nikhil Sahni Senior President, Yes Bank
Mr. Jiwan Acharya Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank
16:00 – 16:15 Hrs Open Discussion, Interaction and Wrap up by the Chair
16:15 – 16:20 Hrs Session Changeover
Session 4
16:20 - 17:45 Hrs International Solar Alliance (ISA):
Programmes and Initiatives
16:20 – 16:25 Hrs Welcome Remarks by Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
16:25 – 16:30 Hrs Remarks w.r.t. Legal Aspects by Mr. Suresh Chandra, Secretary Department of Legal Affairs, Government of India
16:30 – 16:35 Hrs Presentation on “Affordable Finance at Scale” Programme by Dr. Pierre Ducret, Renewable Energy Expert and Mr. K.S. Popli, Chairman and Managing Director, IREDA
16:35 – 16:45 Hrs Presentation on “Solar Application for Agricultural Use” Programme by Dr. O.S. Sastry, Director General, NISE and Dr. Philippe Malbranche. General Manager, Institut National de l’Energie Solaire, CEA-INES, France
16:45 – 16:55 Hrs Remarks by other Hon’ble Ministers of ISA countries
16:55 – 17:05 Hrs Remarks by Ms. Brigitte Collet, Ambassador, France
17:05 – 17:15 Hrs Remarks by Mr. Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Government of India
17:15 – 17:20 Hrs Formal unveiling of the draft ISA framework agreement (TBC)
17:20 – 17:45 Hrs Announcements and signing of various agreements on ISA programmes
Session 5
17:45 - 18:35 Hrs Valedictory Session
17:45 – 17:55 Hrs Session Chair H.E. Dr. Bun Narith
Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Mines and Energy in charge of Energy, Cambodia
17:55 – 18:35 Hrs Remarks by Panelists (about 10 Minutes each)
 
Ms. Soma Banerjee Principal – Energy & Infrastructure, CII
Mr. Upendra Tripathy Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
Mrs Florence Imisa Weche High Commissioner of Kenya
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari Secretary (Power), Ministry of Power, Government of India
Mr. Tovar da Silva Nunes Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Mr. Inderjeet Singh Addl. Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
H.E. Mr Syed Muazzem Ali High Commissioner of Bangladesh
Mr. Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba Chief Executive Officer of Engie, Terawatt Initiatives
18:35 Hrs End of the Sessions