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

20 November 2018

Best Practices Study Tour on Renewable Energy Grid Integration through Hydro Pumped Storage

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) have taken up a joint initiative of organizing a special study tour cum training and capacity building program from the 20th Nov 2018 until the 22nd November 2018 (AN) in Kadamparai. 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 and other relevant stakeholders.  

 

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

09 April 2019

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has proven to be an ideal platform for an international public and private audience to come together to discuss viable concepts for the ongoing transformation of the energy sector – the Energiewende. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted by the German Federal Government.  

For more information, please click here

10 September 2019

HUSUM Wind Trade Fair

HUSUM Wind has always been more than just a trade fair. It is the Husum atmosphere, the congress and special events, all bonded together by the special Husum spirit, that make it so unique. Everyone who has been here senses this mixture of business and meeting-up again, policymaking and energy – and always returns. 

For more information, please visit here

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

Cooling Demand in India by 2027

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Brochure

Energy Efficiency Potential in India

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Brochure

Required Training for flexible coal fired plants

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Brochure

Market conditions for operating coal fired plants in India

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Brochure

Presentation on 100 GW Wind Energy in India- WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

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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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