Energiewende Exhibition at TERI School of Advanced Studies

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) in collaboration with the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) inaugurated the exhibition on Energy Transition in Germany on 19th March 2018, at TERI SAS campus, Vasant Kunj. The exhibition explained the German Energy Transition, highlighting the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy for the future, and way forward for India to achieve “Energy for All”.

The inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of Dr. Caroline-Silva Garbade, Head of Economic Affairs Division, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice-Chancellor, TERI SAS, Mr. Joerg Gaebler, Principal Advisor, Indo-German Energy Programme, GIZ India and Mr. Amit Kumar, Senior Director, Social Transformation Division, TERI.  The Learnings from “Energiewende” - Energy Transition in Germany and Implications for India were clearly highlighted in their addresses.

Dr. Garbade said “Energy Transition in Germany also known as the "Energiewende", is the transition to a low-carbon, nuclear-free economy. By now, already more than 38% of Germany’s electricity comes from renewable energy sources. Around 50% of all solar panels installed in Germany are mounted on roofs, mainly of private houses. This exhibition comes to India with the aim of knowledge sharing for India’s ambitious renewable energy targets.“

In her address Dr Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor TERI SAS said, “The TERI School of Advanced Studies is proud to be hosting the German Energy Transition Exhibition on its campus. The Energiewende (or Energy Transformation) Project of Germany served to inspire the global community with its can-do approach, its multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative models and instruments for market creation. India needs a similar approach and, with a more favourable resource endowment, can better Germany’s achievements over a shorter period of time.“

The inauguration ceremony saw participation of students, faculty, researchers, representatives of public and private sector and Government officials. The programme was followed by a guided tour of the German Energy Transition Exhibition.