Welcome to the Indo-German Energy Forum

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The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) provides a dialogue platform for high-level policy makers, financial institutions, industry and research organizations to deepen and enhance the bilateral cooperation for the energy transition in Germany and India.

Both leaders expressed satisfaction about the cooperation in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, including the important and successful work under the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF).

Highlights

Since its establishment in 2006, the Indo-German Energy Forum has successfully intensified Indo-German Cooperation in the areas of energy security, energy efficiency and renewable energies, investment in energy projects as well as collaborative research and development. Below are the recent Highlights of IGEF:

03
November
2020
03 November 2020

Webinar on Residential Rooftop Solar - ready for take off by Bridge to India

29
October
2020
29 October 2020

Technical Web Seminar „Flexible Operation of Thermal Power Plants”

08
October
2020
08 October 2020

Roundtable discussion on Phase Shifting Transformer

06
October
2020
06 October 2020

German Days – Digitales 2020

01
October
2020
01 October 2020

Flexibility Test Runs in Indian Power Plants to Support Grid Integration of Renewable Energies

29
September
2020
29 September 2020

Feasibility of Solar Energy Generation for Dairy Processing

23
September
2020
23 September 2020

Insights and Opportunities in Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Ecosystem

22
September
2020
22 September 2020

World Energy Storage Day 2020

16
September
2020
16 September 2020

Webinar on Economic Uncertainties and a Just Transition for India’s Coal Mining Sector

11
September
2020
11 September 2020

WB India Summit

08
September
2020
08 September 2020

First World Solar Technology Summit organised by ISA

04
September
2020
04 September 2020

CO2-Neutral Battery Manufacturing in Europe

02
September
2020
02 September 2020

7th Indo-German Energy Day at the 2nd REI E-Expo

02
September
2020
02 September 2020

3rd Local Business Advisory Council

27
August
2020
27 August 2020

India and Germany Collaborate on ‘Nationally Determined Contributions - Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) Programme’ to Promote Decarbonized Mobility

21
August
2020
21 August 2020

Germany’s Support to India to Fight COVID-19

20
August
2020
20 August 2020

Online Training Program for Power Sector Professionals on Renewable Energy Grid Integration through Hydro Pumped Storage

13
August
2020
13 August 2020

IGEF Subgroup I Meeting on Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants

16
July
2020
16 July 2020

Aatmanirbhar Bharat - Opportunities in Renewable Energy Manufacturing

26
June
2020
26 June 2020

Webinar on Renewable Auctions Revisited – Learnings from European Experiences

17
June
2020
17 June 2020

IGEF Subgroup III Meeting on Energy Efficiency

16
June
2020
16 June 2020

IGEF Subgroup IV on Green Energy Corridors

16
June
2020
16 June 2020

IGEF Subgroup II Meeting on Renewable Energy

09
June
2020
09 June 2020

Renewable Energy India E-Expo

26
May
2020
26 May 2020

Webinar on Future of Distributed Home Storage Systems in India

26
May
2020
26 May 2020

Renewable Energy Technologies from Germany for Industrial Application

22
May
2020
22 May 2020

Webinar on Business Opportunities for AgroPV in India – Learnings from Europe and India

20
May
2020
20 May 2020

Germany supporting India with NDC Transport Initiative funded by International Climate Initiative

08
May
2020
08 May 2020

International Cooperation in Indian Solar Rooftop Sector

15
May
2020
15 May 2020

Webinar on Fast Ramping of Coal Fired Power Plants

30
April
2020
30 April 2020

Webinar on Flexibilisation of Coal Fired Power Plants

30
April
2020
30 April 2020

MIIM Webinar on Indian Renewable Energy

22
April
2020
22 April 2020

e-Conference on Clean Energy & Clean Transportation: Key to Fight Climate Change

04
March
2020
04 March 2020

IGEF Subgroup I Meeting on Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants

04
March
2020
04 March 2020

Workshop on Best Practices Guidelines for O&M for Solar in India

04
March
2020
04 March 2020

Dr. Falken-Grosser from Government of Germany speaks at ISUW 2020

24
February
2020
24 February 2020

Visiting the Largest Functioning Agrophotovoltaic Plant in India

18
February
2020
18 February 2020

Visit of German Parliamentarian Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy

04
February
2020
04 February 2020

Flexible Operation of Thermal Power Plants in India: Workshops in Kolkata and Ahmedabad

20
January
2020
20 January 2020

World Utility Summit and ELECRAMA 2020

28
November
2019
28 November 2019

AgroPV Sessions at Intersolar India

18
November
2019
18 November 2019

Exhibition on German Energiewende

13
November
2019
13 November 2019

Best Practices Study-Tour cum training on Grid Management, Network Monitoring & Loss Reductions

04
November
2019
04 November 2019

Subgroup IV meeting on Green Energy Corridors

02
November
2019
02 November 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits solar PV project sites supported by GIZ

01
November
2019
01 November 2019

German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel meets Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

01
November
2019
01 November 2019

Women Empowering the Global Energy Transition

01
November
2019
01 November 2019

Market and System Integration of Renewable Energies

01
November
2019
01 November 2019

Indo-German Energy FORUM

07
October
2019
07 October 2019

Subgroup 2 Co-Chair participates in REEWeek in Berlin

21
September
2019
21 September 2019

Study Tour to Germany & France on Energy Storage Systems and Floating Solar

18
September
2019
18 September 2019

German Group Participation at REI 2019

18
September
2019
18 September 2019

German Local Business Council

18
September
2019
18 September 2019

AgroPhotovoltaic Session at REI Expo 2019

18
September
2019
18 September 2019

Residential Solar – Business Opportunities in India

27
August
2019
27 August 2019

Expert Dialogue on “Accelerating Solar Rooftop Growth in India”

08
August
2019
08 August 2019

Impact assessment of Electric Vehicle charging on the Indian electricity distribution system

07
August
2019
07 August 2019

Solar irrigation pumps and its impact on water, energy and food security in rural India

27
June
2019
27 June 2019

IGEF organises Study Tour to Battery Energy Storage

27
June
2019
27 June 2019

International Conference on Battery and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage

21
June
2019
21 June 2019

Solar farms on water: KfW and TERI host expert session on Floating Solar Photovoltaic

17
June
2019
17 June 2019

Low carbon buildings: KfW and EESL promote solar rooftop in Maharashtra

15
May
2019
Participants discussed energy sector developments in India and Germany
15 May 2019

IGEF Subgroup II meeting on “Renewable Energies”

15
May
2019
15 May 2019

Indo-German Energy Dialogue at Intersolar Europe 2019

04
March
2019
04 March 2019

IGEF organises Best Practice Study Tour on Floating Solar PV

14
February
2019
14 February 2019

IGEF Subgroup IV meeting on " Green Energy Corridors "

13
February
2019
13 February 2019

Indo-German Environment Forum

04
January
2019
04 January 2019

Minister honouring IGEF with CBIP Award

05
October
2018
05 October 2018

IGEF organizes the German Country Session at 2nd Global RE-Invest 2018

04
October
2018
04 October 2018

IGEF Subgroup III meeting on “Energy Efficiency”

04
October
2018
04 October 2018

Launch of Report on Cooling Demand and Energy Efficiency Potential in India

04
October
2018
04 October 2018

Indo-German Energy Forum Roundtable on "Achieving the goal of flexible thermal power plants in India

03
October
2018
03 October 2018

Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) showcases PV Port & Store at the 2nd Global RE-Invest 2018

25
September
2018
25 September 2018

Indian Offshore Wind fact-finding mission to Hamburg

18
September
2018
18 September 2018

Indo-German Energy Day at Renewable Energy India Expo 2018

25
June
2018
25 June 2018

IGEF Task Force Flexibility experts successfully carried out minimum load tests in Dadri NTPC power plant

20
June
2018
20 June 2018

Indo-German Energy Dialogue on Solar PV Market Development in India

19
April
2018
19 April 2018

Fact-Finding Mission on Public EV-Charging Infrastructure in Germany

22
March
2018
22 March 2018

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier sees India as a partner for development of Clean Energy Technologies

17
January
2018
17 January 2018

Indo-German Expert Exchange on Standards for Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure

Events

26 November 2020

RE-Invest India 2020

The third Global RE-INVEST Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo, organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), will take place from 26 to 28 November 2020 on the theme "Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transition" on a Virtual Platform. In view of COVID-19 and for contributing towards efforts to reduce global carbon footprint, the RE-INVEST 2020 related events, meetings, conference and exhibition will now be held on digital platforms. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is expected to grace the Inaugural Ceremony.

RE-INVEST 2020 aims to accelerate the worldwide effort to scale up development and deployment of renewable energy and connect the global investment community with Indian energy stakeholders. It will feature a 3-day conference on renewables and future energy choices, and an exhibition of manufacturers, developers, investors and innovators.

Click here for more information.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, please register latest by 20 November 2020. If you have any questions you can contact Mr. Amit Mehta.

27 November 2020

Online Training: Floating Solar PV Project and Data Communications Infrastructure

The Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) and The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) have taken up a joint initiative of organising a special Virtual Study Tour cum Online Training Program on "Floating Solar PV Project and Data Communications Infrastructure" from 27– 28 November 2020. The program is aimed at participants drawn from the staff from STUs, State and Regional Load Dispatch Centers, POWERGRID, POSOCO, State Renewable Energy Departments, State Electricity Regulators, State Irrigation/ Water Resources Departments and other relevant stakeholders and delegates from other countries.

Please find more information on the training and registration here

01 December 2020

WindEnergy Hamburg

The trade fair for the wind energy industry was to take place in Hamburg from 22 to 25 September 2020 and has now been postponed as an online event to 1 to 4 December 2020. WindEnergy Hamburg presents an open conference concept for all visitors unter the theme #climatefirst: There will be digital stages set-up for keynotes and panel discussions featuring international experts. The fair will feature planners, manufacturers, suppliers and financiers as well as operators and service providers – onshore and offshore.

Click here for more information.

02 December 2020

Green Power 2020 Virtual Conference & Exposition

CII – Godrej GBC is organising its 19th Edition of "Virtual Conference & Exposition on Renewable Energy Technologies" on 2-4 December 2020 to promote policy & finance facilitation and business excellence in renewable energy sector. This conference will see participation of over 500 delegates, 75+ eminent speakers from Industry and other senior Government dignitaries. The sessions cover a wide range of topics such as central and state level policies, financing, grid management and storage, electric vehicles & charging infrastructure, innovative technologies and opportunities in Wind, Solar, Biomass and Mini Hydro sectors. 

For more information please click here.

03 December 2020

Rooftop Solar Policy Round Up by Bridge to India

08 December 2020

BIOGAS Convention International 2020

The trade association wants to offer all active members of the biogas industry a conference where they can obtain the latest information on EEG, energy and climate policy, water protection, legal issues, technical requirements, biowaste, DüV, AwSV, etc. as usual. There will also be plenty of opportunities for exchange, from discussions with the experts and the virtual biogas meeting with other participants to surveys or feedback rounds. There will also be an exciting programme for our international visitors. Whether field reports from different countries or information on legal developments and exciting innovations - participants can join in worldwide with just a few clicks!
And of course the annual general meeting is also integrated into the virtual concept. 

The conference will take place from 08. - 10. December. For further information click here.

10 December 2020

Renewable Energy India Expo

The 14th edition of REI Expo will take place at India Expo Center in Greater Noida from 10 to 12 December 2020. Both the exhibition and the conference provide an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and technologies, gain insights into current global trends and get connected at networking events. Last year's event attracted more than 35,000 visitors, 700 exhibitors and almost 250 conference speakers.

Click here for more information.

09 December 2020

The Virtual Smarter E India Conference 2020

This year due to COVID-19 The Smarter E India is organising the Virtual Smarter E Conference on 9-10 December 2020. Since 2019, Intersolar India is held under the umbrella of The smarter E India – India’s innovation hub for the new energy world.

The focus of the conference lies on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production and solar thermal technologies. The conference is designed for all interested stakeholders. 

On Thursday, December 10th, there will be a session co-organised by IGEF-SO under the theme Agro PV and KUSUM in Doubling Energy Harvest and Income for Indian Farmers. 

While rooftop solar makes use of the unused roof space, solar power plants require huge tracts of land. In India, the pressure on land is ever rising and in this context using the land for both solar power generation and agricultural production (Agro-PV) will help contribute to both food and energy security. In this session agricultural scientists, solar pump manufacturers and solar industry professionals will share their perspectives on Agro PV and the KUSUM scheme.

Click here for more information.

09
December
2020
29 October 2020

Technical Web Seminar „Flexible Operation of Thermal Power Plants”

Web Seminar: Indo-German Energy Forum – New Flexibility Projects Started

On 29th October 2020, starting 2:30 – 5:00 pm IST / 10:00 – 12:30 am CET the Technical Web Seminar „Flexible Operation of Thermal Power Plants” will take place.

Wind- and solar-based variable power generation is increasing worldwide. For the efficient integration of these energy sources flexibility in the energy system is needed. Dispatchable generation is currently the most important flexibility option worldwide. Especially in India, coal-fired power plants form the majority of dispatchable generation. Faster ramp rates and stable minimum load operation enable coal-fired power plants to adapt to the new energy mix.

The flexible operation of coal-fired power plants has become a key topic of the Indo-German Energy Forum. After successful flexibility test runs at NTPC’s Dadri power plant a team of Indian and German experts is now working on two additional test series: at the Andal and Maithon power plant. The Andal power plant is located in the state of West Bengal and is operated by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) – unit 2 with a capacity of 500 MW is selected for the test runs. The nearby Maithon power plant in Jharkhand state is operated by a joint venture of TataPower and DVC. The investigations also focus on unit 2 with 525 MW. The web seminar will introduce the new projects and provide insights into experiences in flexible power plant operation in India and Europe (including Turkey).

Everyone is kindly invited to participate in the web seminar on “Flexible operation of coal fired powered plants” on Thursday, 29th October 2020 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm IST / 10:00 – 12:30 am CET or share the invitation with operators interested in the topic.

 

Join directly via https://bit.ly/2SYoJXu

MS Teams APP or IExplorer required.

15 October 2020

3rd ISA General Assembly

The Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be held on 15 October 2020 in New Delhi coinciding with the 3rd Global RE-INVEST Renewable Energy Investors Meet & Expo.

Click here for more information.

15 October 2020

Webinar on Wind Energy in India - Market Information and Hedging Opportunities in Asia's Second largest Wind Market

On October 15, 2020 from 10:00 CEST - 11:00 CEST, the webinar on the topic of "Wind Energy in India - Market Information and Hedging Opportunities in Asia's Second Largest Wind Market", organized by Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), will take place. The seminar will deal with the questions about the business opportunities that the Indian wind market offers to German companies and which risks have to be considered.

The speakers Boris Alex (GTAI, Director India), Tobias Winter (Indo-German Energy Forum, Director) and David Frank (PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC), Head of Energy, Healthcare, Engineering and International Relations) will share their expertise on the development of the wind market in India and inform about the support of the German Government.

More information about the event here.

Register here!

08 October 2020

Roundtable Discussion on Phase Shifting Transformer

On Thursday October 8, 2020 the virtual round table discussion on "Phase Shifting Transformers: optimizing the transmission network infrastructure" will take place. The event is supported by the Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF SO) and deals with both the German as well as the Indian network planner perspective.
For more information contact Nilakantan Ajay Krishnan of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen.

03 October 2020

German Days Digitales- the Digital Experience by IGCC

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) brings to you the ‘German Days Digitales- the Digital Experience’ from the 3rd to 7th October, 2020. It is a first of its kind digital campaign under the overall umbrella concept of the German Days in India. On Tuesday, 6th October 2020 IGEF-SO will host a session on "Renewable Energy power supply for commercial and industrial consumers".

For more information and registration click here.

23 September 2020

MIIM Webinar on "Insights and Opportunities in Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Ecosystem"

MIIM Team cordially invites you to their webinar on “Insights and Opportunities in Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Ecosystem” to be conducted on 23 September 2020 from 10:00 to 10.45 hrs CET (13:30 to 14:15 hrs IST). The webinar will provide insights into Indian wind energy manufacturing ecosystem, Government policies & reforms, and potential opportunities for German companies in the wind energy sector. The detailed agenda and registration to the webinar can be found here.

22 September 2020

World Energy Storage Day

With a rising focus on the effective integration of renewable energy, the importance of electric vehicle and reliable, resilient energy supply, energy storage is becoming an increasingly important tool in the electricity ecosystem. With Energy Storage rising to the forefront of industry developments, World Energy Storage Day is celebrated on 22nd September every year by various global industry stakeholders, policy makers, think tanks and associations to acknowledge its importance across the globe.

Be a part of the global movement for awareness and development in the energy storage industry. Discuss and learn from the success of early adopters and risk-takers. It is an opportunity  to stand as a community and work for its upliftment. Do you belong to the energy storage and electric vehicle community? To discuss the future of global energy storage market, IESA invites the top industry minds to enlighten and unite for the development and adoption of energy storage.

Basic delegate registration is free until 22nd of September: Register at https://worldenergystorageday.dreamcast.in/

For further information click here.

11 September 2020

WB India Summit

On 11 September 2020 between 9:00 and 15:00 CEST the 1st WB India Summit will take place. The digital conference & community format, where business owners and entrepreneurs can exchange technical information and network in a targeted manner - both with focus on their individual business in India!

There will be top-class panel discussions, interactive workshops, matchmaking & networking with relevant business contacts and individual expert discussions on relevant topics that contribute to making businesses more successful in India. 
Already announced are the following topics:

  • "State of the (Indian) Union"- New times require new strategies.
  • Does India have a future as a manufacturing location?  
  • Growth instead of crisis! Successful sales strategies, Post-Covid.
  • Digitalisation & Industry 4.0 in India

Furthermore, IGEF-SO will be present at the event with a virtual booth and host an interactive workshop on "Competitive advantage: own power generation for industrial companies in India".

More topics will be announced soon. For further information and registration click here.
Please note that the event will mainly be held in German.

08 September 2020

First World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS)

The First World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) aims to bring together key stakeholders and innovators from the governmental, non-governmental and private sector to discuss recent developments in the field of solar energy and related market trends. The primary objective of the Summit is to showcase the state-of-the-art next generation solar technologies that can help countries leapfrog to a decarbonized grid. The ISA will also facilitate eliberations on the way forward to make the technology available at a reasonable and affordable cost.

The Summit will take place 16:30 - 21:30 IST | 11:00 - 16:00 GMT. For registration please click here.

04 September 2020

Online Event: CO2-neutral Battery Manufacturing in Europe

The topic of this online seminar will consequently be to discuss the chances for European players and industry segments to still enter these supply chains due to e.g. missing infrastructure and local production facilities of the established competitors as well as open technology fields. Moreover, a focus point of the presentation will be to show P3’s view on success factors and road blocks for new entrants in the battery cell manufacturing business to participate and compete with the dominant market players. In this context the depth of vertical integration into the value chain of battery cell production will be most of interest as it defines the amount of potential chances and risks.

These aspects will also be discussed with regards to location-based advantages of the European industry. Among other points the availability of CO2 friendly energy grids, resulting in beneficial CO2 friendly component and raw material production will be considered. In view of the initial motivation of setting CO2 targets for the automotive industry this specific characteristic of the European location is a focus of this presentation to raise the argument of well to wheel CO2 implications.   

The online seminar will take place on 04 September 2020 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET | 06:30 - 07:30 PM IST. It is free of cost.

For further information and registration, please click here.

02 September 2020

7th Indo-German Energy Day at the 2nd Edition of REI E-Expo

On 2nd September 2020 IGEF will host the 7th Indo-German Energy Day at the 2nd Edition of Renewable Energy India E-Expo. The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) and the IGEF are organizing the German Booth, where German companies will be represented and have the opportunity to create their visibility and explore market access in one of the world's largest renewable energy markets. Additionally, IGEF hosts an informative session on "PV Rooftop and Storage" from 14:30 - 15.30 pm IST. Among the speakers are Vinay Rustagi from Bridge to India, Joerg Gaebler, Principal Advisor of the Indo-German Energy Program and Tobias Winter, Director of the IGEF-SO.

The REI conference will take place on the 2nd & 3rd September and will cover a variety of subjects and topics which are the need of the hour and will evaluate the future.

Both events will take place virtually and will be free of cost for visitors. For more information and registration please click here.

20 August 2020

Online Training on Renewable Energy Grid Integration through Hydro Pumped Storage

Government of India has set an ambitious target for the increase of renewable energy generation and has set a target of 175GW by 2022 comprising 100GW of Solar, 60GW of Wind, 10GW from small hydro and 5GW from Biomass energy. Generation from wind and solar has increased substantially during past few years and forms a significant proportion of the total generation in the grid. Wind and solar however, have fluctuating generation capacities. Integrating a significantly increasing amount of wind and solar facilities into the electricity supply system requires balancing strategies and storage options. Developing pumped storage particularly in the areas with concentrated wind and solar generation, would significantly improve the grid reliability. Moreover, pumped storage developments have the  availability to spinn reserve at little to no costs,  regulating frequency to meet sudden load changes in the network. Voltage and power factor correction are additional benefits of Pumped Storage Schemes when Pumped storage plants (PSP) operate in a voltage regulation mode like a synchronous condenser and can reduce losses as well as maintain the quality of service to the consumers.

The objectives of the online training are to get insights into the economic viable operation and gain knowledge on role of PSP for Renewable Energy Grid Intergration in India.

The training program is open to various utilities and industry organisations/individuals  in the field of power system. 

To register and for more information click here

10 August 2020

Global Energy and Utilities Digital Week

With countries facing unprecedented social and economic challenges, what will be the impact on the energy transition in the post Covid-19 world? Informa Markets is using its global reach to bring thought leaders and decision makers from across the globe together for an interactive digital week to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the energy and utilities sector. Global Energy Digital Week is an opportunity to connect with the industry, demonstrate thought leadership, increase brand awareness and generate qualified leads. The content rich agenda features four days of interactive webinars, market outlooks and podcasts to provide the industry with the essential information needed to adapt to the new reality.

This new digital experience is an opportunity to highlight new products and thought leadership and generate leads for companies via Informa Markets global network of 500,000+ energy professionals.

For more information take a look at their website.

16 July 2020

Digital Conference & Exhibition on “Atmanirbhar Bharat” – Opportunities in Renewable Energy Sector

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a digital Conference & Exhibition on “Atmanirbhar Bharat” – Opportunities in Renewable Energy Sector a 2-day virtual exhibition (15-16 July) and 1-day conference (16th July) focussing on implementation of Renewable manufacturing facilities thereby enabling transition to next level of manufacturing. 

Large/Medium/Small-scale manufacturers, PSUs, Automation Experts, Service and solution providers, Government Officials, Bankers and Industry thought leaders are expected to be on board and share their valuable expertise and insights from this platform.

For more information click here.

 

14 July 2020

Green Power 2020

The 19th edition of Green Power Conference & Expositionon Renewable Energy Technologies, the flagship event of CII in Renewable Energy is scheduled from 14 to 15 July 2020, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.

The main objectives of Green Power Conference are:

  • Industry – Government interactions & Policy facilitation
  • RE integration in Indian Industry & Innovation in RE technologies
  • Finance facilitation for RE projects

This conference will see participation of over 500 delegates, 75+ eminent speakers from Industry and other senior Government dignitaries. The sessions cover a wide range of topics such as central and state level policies, financing, grid management and storage, electric vehicles & charging infrastructure, innovative technologies and opportunities in Wind, Solar, Biomass and Mini Hydro sectors.

Please click here for more information.

10 July 2020

The Heat is on: Solar Heat Potential in India, Online Workshop

In 2019 solar heat capacity additions reached 251MW around the world but only 2MW were installed in India. Its industrial sectors account for more than 50% of the country’s energy needs and a lot of these energy sources must be imported, either as oil, gas or high-quality coal. However, many industries in India use only low to medium temperatures of below 400 °C, which SHIP (or CSH) can easily provide. In this online workshop, some of the most experienced experts and industry executives will share their experiences on the SHIP market in the India and the findings of the Solar Payback project:

  • Assess the size of the opportunity for Solar heat in India, considering its energy need for industrial heat, the growth of renewables going forward, and the policies that are driving this technology forward
  • Learn about the potential of RESCOs to promote market development – listen to real case studies about payback time and calculate the amount of fuel you can displace by deploying these systems
  • Hear expert advice on new policies that can accelerate to the deployment of SHIP projects in India – consider the impact of the recent fall in fossil fuel prices in the future development and financing of SHIP projects

Registration on https://atainsights.com/webinar-opportunities-for-solar-heat-in-india/ .

The online workshop is supported by the Solar-Payback project by the International Climate Initiative by the German Ministry for the Environment (BMU), the German Solar Association (BSW) the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, the Indian Association of Energy Management Professionals (IAEMP) and the Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO).

 

09 June 2020

Renewable Energy (REI) E-Expo 9 June 2020 | online

On 9 June, 2020 a virtual Renewable Energy India E-Expo will take place from 12:00 - 19:00 hrs IST.

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) Support Office is organizing a virtual German Booth at the REI E-Expo 2020.

Please find the registration link for the E-Expo: https://rei.6connex.com/event/EExpo/register

The virtual trade fair will be free of cost for visitors.

We are looking forward to your visit at the German Booth!


If you want to participate in the German Booth or have any other queries, please contact Ms. Shivani Chaturvedi at shivani(at)indo-german.com

26 May 2020

Webinar on “Future of Distributed Home Storage Systems in India”

Home storage systems are essential to manage the power quality, reliability and energy access in rural areas. It is becoming a necessary system across the globe, including USA, Germany, Australia, China and India. With the shift in technology, Li-ion technology is widely accepted around the world. But in many remote areas including India and African counties lead acid and advanced lead acid batteries are used. With low cost of Solar PV & energy storage system has made the combination as a preferred choice for consumers. In Germany 200,000+ Home energy storage systems are sold and 65,000 systems sold with Solar PV. In US, the combination of the home storage system and Solar is eligible for 26% tax rebate. The Australian government also provides subsidy levels of $300 per kWh and $400 per kWh and the maximum subsidy of $4,000 for the home storage system. Globally, BYD, Tesla, Sonnen, Lg Chem are the leading players in this space.

India, predominantly uses lead acid battery for urban households back up. But with the cost reduction of Li-Ion battery, various companies tried to launch home energy storage systems. With higher adoption of rooftop solar, Solar+ energy storage system are evolving as an alternate solution for power back-ups in urban locality. Gradually, India might see a shift to grid-independent systems in coming years, and storage systems such as solar-plus-storage will see a significant boost in the market. It will also be likely to be a boom in the rural or off-grid solar + energy storage systems. There is no specific subsidy scheme by the government for home storage systems or Solar+ storage systems. But through the Saubhagya scheme, the government is trying to provide Solar+ Li-Ion battery system in remote areas for energy access. IESA estimates a potential of 8 -10 GWh for next 7 years for India.

We are happy to invite you to join IGEF - IESA open webinar on 26th May 2020 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM IST. In the webinar, experts will highlight global and India market updates and future potential for distributed home storage systems.

Please find the registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8255134807711021327

26 May 2020

Online Delegation from Germany to India by AHK India - Renewable Energy Solutions

AHK India is organising an online business delegation from Germany on the topic of “Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar and Bioenergy) for Industrial Applications” on 26 May, 2020. An Experts Symposium on 26 May 2020 will be conducted as a Webinar (14:30 hrs IST), where the German participants will present their products and services. Indian companies that are engaged in the field of renewable energy are welcome to join the symposium and meet up with German industry experts in order to explore new business possibilities. 
Please contact Ms. Dipti Kanitkar dipti.kanitkar(at)indo-german.com (+91-20-41047 121) if you have any questions.

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22 May 2020

Webinar on Business Opportunities for AgroPV in India – Learnings from Europe and India

Harvesting crops and solar energy on shared land offers a promising solution for India's land and water scarcity. By now, many farmers around the globe are already cultivating their land successfully under solar panels and report even higher yields. The webinar will give insight on how to further explore business opportunities related to efficient land use for solar energy and agriculture in India.

You are kindly invited to participate in the webinar on Friday, 22 May 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm IST.

Kindly register here until Wednesday, 20th May 2020.
Please click on the link to join the webinar: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting - max. capacity is 250.

15 May 2020

Webinar on Fast Ramping of Coal Fired Power Plants

Faster ramp rates and stable minimum load operation enable coal fired power plants to adapt to the new energy mix. Flexible operation also allows partial ramp down during midday times with high solar shares and ramp up during peak demand at night.

What is the future perspective on the need for fast ramping coal fired power plants? Which experiences have been gained in Europe so far? What is the feasibility in the context of Indian boiler design and coal?  These questions will be in the focus of the webinar.

You are kindly invited to participate in the webinar on “Fast ramping of coal fired power plants” with Welcome remarks by Shri Ramesh Babu, Director, NTPC Ltd. and Task Force Flexibility, Indo-German Energy Forum on Friday, 15th May 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm IST / 11:30 – 1:00 pm CET .

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30 April 2020

MIIM webinar on Indian Renewable Energy Market

Make in India Mittelstand (MIIM) and IGEF-SO cordially invite you to join the MIIM webinar on "Indian Renewable Energy” on 30 April 2020 from 10:00 to 11:15 am.

The webinar will give an overview of the Indian renewable energy market (focus on solar, wind and alternative fuels) and address the potential of Indo-German cooperation in this field.

 

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30 April 2020

Webinar on Flexibilisation of Coal Fired Power Plants

Increasing shares of variable renewables will result in new requirements for the operation of coal fired power plants. Now is the best time to prepare for the future and to acquire new skills. It is foreseen that more and more plants will participate in the day ahead market and the upcoming intraday market. Flexible operation also allows partial ramp down during midday times with high solar shares and ramp up during peak demand at night.

What is the future perspective on the need for flexible coal generation? Which experiences have been gained in Europe so far? How much flexibility can be achieved with good operational practice and maybe even without further investment? These are the questions that the webinar will focus on. 

  • "International best practices on flexibilisation of coal fired power plants – when flexibility became more important than efficiency" by Dr. Claudia Weise, VGB PowerTech e.V.
  • "On the ground experience with flexible operation in India - results of minimum load test runs and recommendations for the plant operator of the future" by Mr. A.K. Sinha, Task Force Flexibility, Indo-German Energy Forum

You are kindly invited to participate in the webinar on Thursday, 30 April 2020 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm IST. 

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28 April 2020

Windergy India

The 4th edition of India’s comprehensive International Trade Fair and Conference for the Wind sector, Windergy India 2020 will be held from 28 to 30 April 2020 at the India Expo Centre & Mart (IEML), Greater Noida, India. Organised by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and PDA Trade Fairs Pvt Ltd, the 3-day trade fair and conference will provide a vibrant platform to meet, interact and engage with policy-makers, regulatory authorities, international and domestic technology as well as solutions and service providers from the wind power industry.

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24 March 2020

6th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

The 6th Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, which was supposed to take place on 24 and 25 March 2020 is cancelled. The dialogue will continue in Berlin in 2021.

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17 March 2020

Knowledge Management and Outreach Workshop on Agro PV Plants and RE Grid Integration

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), World Water Council (WWC)-India Chapter and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) has taken a joint initiative of organizing a special Study Tour-cum-Training and Capacity Building Programme on Agro PV Plants and RE Grid Integration during 17-19 March 2020 at Jodhpur. The Study Tour will be beneficial for the participants to enhance their knowledge on Agro PV-- its benefit and challenges. 

The programme is expected to be attended by the participants drawn from DISCOMS, Solar EPC Contractors, State Transmission Utilities, (STUs), State and Regional Load Dispatch Centers, POWERGRID, POSOCO, State Renewable Energy Departments, State Electricity Regulators, Agriculture Departments, Water organizations, FIS/Banks, other relevant stakeholders.

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03 March 2020

India Smart Utility Week

This international conference and exhibition on smart utilities for smart cities will be held at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi from 3 to 7 March 2020. India Smart Utility Week (ISUW) will bring together India’s leading electricity, gas and water utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and the world’s top-notch smart energy experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart energy and smart cities domains. ISUW 2020 will include plenaries, keynotes, interactive workshops, high level roundtables and technical sessions on variety of topics. ISUW 2019 was attended by over 1800 delegates and 288 speakers from 41 countries.

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Register here using the Code ISUW2020-GIZ25 to receive 25% special discount on delagate registration!

27 February 2020

German - Indian Innovation & Technology Transfer Platform

Steinbeis India is organising the German - Indian Innovation & Technology Transfer Platform at CSIR HRD Centre, New Delhi from 27 to 28 February 2020 in association with the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research. There will be workshops on Innovation Management, Technology Transfer and Dual Technical Vocational Education & Training in R&D as well as a presentation of the Steinbeis-CSIR Model of Technology Transfer and a session on Future Technologies with regards to the Energy Transition.

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IGEF

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Our Mission

The Indo-German Energy Forum was established in 2006 by the Indian Prime Minister and the German Chancellor in order to enhance and deepen the strategic dialogue about the ongoing energy transition. Since then IGEF is intensifying and deepening Indo-German cooperation between government, research institutions and the private sector.

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Our way of working

The high-level steering committee, also called “Forum”, provides a platform for high-level policy makers and representatives from industry, associations, financial institutions and research organizations from both countries. On a working level, thematic sub groups convene on a regular basis. A Support Office serves as liaison to the stakeholders and facilitates the dialogue on all levels.

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Current projects and activities

The IGEF invites stakeholders to participate in high-level policy and expert dialogue. Strategic demonstration projects, collaborative studies and reports as well as information services are major outcomes. Business roundtables, high-level delegations visits to India and Germany and participation at international trade fairs and conferences serve as input activities to the high-level dialogue.

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4 Subgroups Define Our Agenda

Subgroup I on Flexibilisation of Thermal Power Plants

Flexibilisation of thermal power plants to adapt to increasing shares of power from fluctuating renewable energy sources is one of the priority topics of Subgroup I on 'Enhancement of Power Plants'.

Subgroup II on Renewable Energies

The Subgroup II on "Renewable Energies" discusses with private sector stakeholders from India and Germany innovative business models and upcoming markets for a higher renewable energy deployment in both the countries.

Subgroup III on Energy Efficiency

The Subgroup III on 'Energy Efficiency' focuses on energy efficiency measures to achieve the energy goals of Germany and India.

Subgroup IV on Green Energy Corridors

The Subgroup IV on "Green Energy Corridors" focuses on large scale grid integration of renewable energy sources.

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“Since the flexibilisation of our electricity systems is the key to reaching our energy goals, I am highly motivated to exchange our experiences and plans as Co-Chair of the Indo-German Energy Forum.”

Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India

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Facts & Figures

Installed Renewable Energy Capacity

India
108
GW
Germany
112
GW

Source: IGEF-SO on basis of MNRE, MoP, CEA, BMWi, AGEE, Fraunhofer ISE, BNetzA

Renewable Energy Capacity Additions 2017

India
13
GW
Germany
9
GW

What We Can Do For You

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Support Policy Exchange

We prepare and facilitate high-level intergovernmental meetings on energy matters in Germany and India and support the implementation of agreed activities.

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Advise decision makers

With our unique energy expertise we provide political consultancy services on strategically relevant topics, including continuous counselling as well as preparing studies, analyses, workshops, and trainings.

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Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business and help you make your position heard in the partnership countries. Work with us and enhance your business in the policy arena.

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Enhance communication

Clear communication makes undertakings being understood and supported. We support our partners with professional online and offline communication services on the Energiewende in borh countries.

“There's more private money now being invested in renewable energy than in traditional sources.”

Rainer Baake
Former State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

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The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany. The Ministry has the necessary legal, administrative and coordinating mandate to fulfil this mission, e.g. in the area of energy.

Ministry of Power, Government of India

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The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India.

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Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

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The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has worked to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials; it has advanced climate action and promoted a use of natural resources that conserves biodiversity and secures habitats.

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 330 employees in India, of whom 85 per cent are national personnel.

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

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The German KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau) is the world largest national development bank.

Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

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Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India was set-up to develop policies and strategies on self-regulation and market principles, within the framework of Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy.

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