Welcome to the Indo-German Energy Forum

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.

Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel underlined the importance of the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) during the fourth Inter-Governmental Consultations between India and Germany in Berlin, 2017.

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:

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

20
June
2018
20 June 2018

IGEF Subgroup II meeting on "Renewable Energies"

05
June
2018
Charging Interface Initiative e.V. (CharIN)
05 June 2018

Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office is official supporter of CharIN e.V.

22
May
2018
22 May 2018

BYPL and GIZ join hands to promote Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Measures at Electricity Distribution Level

19
April
2018
19 April 2018

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

19
April
2018
19 April 2018

IGEF Subgroup I meeting on “Efficiency Enhancement in Fossil Fuel Based Power Plants” to adapt to fluctuating renewables.

22
March
2018
22 March 2018

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

19
March
2018
Impression of the Energiewende exhibition at TERI School of Advanced Studies
19 March 2018Exhibition

Energiewende exhibition at TERI School of Advanced Studies

08
March
2018
The Participants of the RE Evacuation Study Tour
08 March 2018Study Tour

RE Evacuation Study Tour by CBIP and IGEF-SO

05
March
2018
05 March 2018

IGEF Partners the India Smart Grid Week 2018

23
February
2018
Impression of the German Energiewende exhibition and Workshop at IIT Delhi
23 February 2018Exhibition and Workshop

German Energiewende Exhibition and Workshop at IIT Delhi

01
February
2018
01 February 2018

IGEF Partners 7th India Energy Congress

22
January
2018
22 January 2018

MRIIRS hosts the Exhibition on Energy Transition in Germany

17
January
2018
17 January 2018

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

09
January
2018
09 January 2018

German Energiewende Exhibition Inaugurated in World Book Fair

01
December
2017
Abhay Bakre and Wolfgang Hannig at the conference table signing the agreements.
01 December 2017Agreement

Pact for Energy Dialogue Signed

20
September
2017
	Participants of the conference on the stage in front of expo billboard.
20 September 2017Expo

IGEF: Centre Stage at REI Expo

01
June
2017
Participants of the conference in a room in front of a billboard.
01 June 2017Roundtable

PV-Rooftop Business Roundtable

13
September
2017
13 September 2017Roundtable

Conventional Power Plants

28
May
2017
Members of the delegation standing on the lawn of the stadium in front of rows of seats.
28 May 2017Visit

Cricket Delegation in Germany

Events

18 September 2018

Indo-German Energy Day at Renewable Energy India Expo 2018

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) is organizing the Indo-German Energy Day on 18 and 19 September 2018 in Delhi - NCR. This 2-day event includes: Inauguration of the German Pavilion at REI-Expo on 18 September followed by the Indo-German B2G Roundtable, the Indo-German Energy Symposium and a Networking reception. On the second day, guided sites visit and demonstration of Micro Plug-and-Save Rooftop PV Demonstration Plant as well as PV Port & Store Pilot Plant are planned for Indo-German technical experts in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

 

For detailed agenda, please click here.

For more information, please contact: joerg.uehlin(at)giz.de

18 September 2018

5th Indo-German Energy Symposium at Renewable Energy India Expo 2018

Organised by UBM India, Renewable Energy India Expo intends to accelerate the growth of India’s RE sector and contribute to country’s sustainable economic development. The show aims to upscale and mainstream the applications of RE resources, showcase innovations and enrich deliberations by providing the industry with an international exhibition and conference platform. The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) is organising the 5th Indo-German Energy Symposium on 18th September at REI-Expo 2018. The event will see participation from high ranking officials of the Government of India and Government of Germany together with industry experts from both the countries. They will get together for interactive sessions on two important topics: Niche Markets for Solar PV in India and New Markets and Upcoming Business Opportunities in the On-shore Wind Sector in India. For draft agenda, please click here.

To register for the 5th Indo-German Energy Symposium at REI-Expo 2018, please click here.

For more information and to register for REI-Expo conferences, please click here.

For additional details on German activities, please contact deepika.prakash(at)giz.de.

25 September 2018

Wind Energy Trade Fair

The Government of India through the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) called for an expression of interest in the upcoming 1 GW offshore wind tender. The offshore wind farm is to be installed at the coast of Gujarat state. Government of India owned company SECI is now expected to float the corresponding tender. This event with high-level Government participation from India and Germany as well as key industry players will look at the present and future offshore market developments in India and the upcoming offshore tender. 

To learn more we invite you to participate in the Energy Dialogue on “Offshore Wind Opportunities in India” on 25th September 2018 from 14:30 - 17:30 hrs at Room Osaka, 2nd floor, Hall A4, WindEnergy Hamburg Trade Fair, Germany. For Agenda, please click here

To register for the event and confirm your participation, please e-mail Ms. Felicitas Krebs at events(at)energyforum.in

Participation is free of cost (with a WindEnergy Hamburg Trade Fair pass), but limited seating available so please register in advance.

 For more details please visit:  https://windeurope.org/summit2018/networking/offshore-india/

05 October 2018

German Country Session at 2nd Global RE-Invest 2018

Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) is organizing the German Country Session titled ‘The Energy Transition of Germany and India’ on 5 October from 14:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs at the Global RE-Invest 2018. The session will see participation from Mr. Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India; Mr. Wolfdieter Böhler, Head International Cooperation and Dr. Georg Maue, Head of Energy Efficiency, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Government of Germany. They will speak on important topics such as the German Energy Transition Cooperation with India and the Role of Energy Efficiency within the German Energy Transition. The programme also includes a panel discussion on ‘Opportunities and Challenges on India’s Path towards 275 GW by 2027 moderated by Dr. Winfried Damm, Cluster Coordinator, Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN), GIZ India. The panelists will consist of representatives of German financial institution as well as leading German companies in the Energy sector.

To register for the event, please click here.

For information, please contact joerg.uehlin(at)giz.de

08 October 2018

AHK Business trip to Bangalore

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) organises a business trip with symposium to Bangalore on the topic “Solar energy for the industry’s self-supply (including CSP)” together with the Baden-Württemberg International and the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV). This business trip mainly aims at small and medium-sized enterprises working in the field of solar energy and concentrated solar power (CSP) in Germany. The fast-growing Indian energy sector offers substantial market opportunities for German companies especially in the field of „Solar thermal heat for industrial processes (SHIP)“. To make use of these market opportunities the AHK-business trip will provide:

  • an extensive analysis of the Indian market
  • the opportunity to introduce your company and products/services to a specialist audience with the goal to increase your company’s name recognition in India
  • meetings with potential interlocutors organised by the AHK based on your business’s specifications

More information on the business trip and the registration documents can be found here:

https://www.german-energy-solutions.de/GES/Redaktion/DE/Veranstaltungen/Intern/2018/Geschaeftsreisen/gr-indien.html

11 December 2018

Intersolar India

Intersolar India is India’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for the solar industry and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy.

For more information, please visit: www.intersolar.in

IGEF

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel shaking hands.

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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Solar Thermal Bowl close-up.

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 Enhancement of Power Plants

Enhancement of conventional 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.

“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

Media

Subjects
Media Type
Brochure

Newsletter, September 2018

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Brochure

India's Solar Leap:Financing a Mature Market

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Brochure

Presentation on Indian Solar Market Overview- Intersolar Europe 2018

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Brochure

Presentation on Promoting Schemes for Solar Projects in India- Intersolar Europe 2018

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Brochure

Flexibility Toolbox - Measures for the Flexible Operation of Coal-Fired Power Plants

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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

http://mnre.gov.in/mission-and-vision-2/achievements/
http://www.cea.nic.in/monthlyinstalledcapacity.html
https://www.energy-charts.de/power_inst_de.htm?year=2017&period=annual&type=power_inst

Wind and PV Share in Electricity Generation 2017

India
6 %
Germany
26 %

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

http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/executivesummary/2018/exe_summary-01.pdf
http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/executivesummary/2017/exe_summary-04.pdf
http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/renewable/2017/overview-12.pdf
https://www.energy-charts.de/ren_share.htm?year=all&source=wind-share&period=annual
https://www.energy-charts.de/ren_share.htm?year=all&source=solar-share&period=annual

Renewable Energy Capacity Additions 2017

India
13
GW
Germany
9
GW

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

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

Partners

An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

www.bmwi.de

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

www.powermin.nic.in

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

Partner Ministries

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

https://www.bmu.de/

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)

www.bmz.de

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

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India

www.mnre.gov.in

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

Implemented by

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

www.giz.de/en

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

www.kfw.de

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

Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

www.beeindia.in

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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