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:

01
November
2019
01 November 2019

Indo-German Energy FORUM

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

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

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 2018 Exhibition

Energiewende exhibition at TERI School of Advanced Studies

08
March
2018
The Participants of the RE Evacuation Study Tour
08 March 2018 Study 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 2018 Exhibition 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 2017 Agreement

Pact for Energy Dialogue Signed

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

IGEF: Centre Stage at REI Expo

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

PV-Rooftop Business Roundtable

13
September
2017
13 September 2017 Roundtable

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 2017 Visit

Cricket Delegation in Germany

Events

13 November 2019

Best Practice Study Tour cum Training and Capacity Building Program

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) and the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) are jointly organizing a special Study Tour-cum-Training and Capacity Building Programme on Grid Management, Network Monitoring & Loss Reductions during 13-15 November 2019 at Puducherry. The Study tour will be beneficial for the participants to enhance their knowledge on Grid Management and SCADA and Network monitoring-- its benefit and challenges.

The programme is expected to be attended by the participants drawn from State Transmission Utilities, (STUs), State and Regional Load Dispatch Centers, POWERGRID, POSOCO, State Renewable Energy Departments, State Electricity Regulators and other relevant stakeholders as well as from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan etc.

20 November 2019

Global Energy Xpo

India’s 1st integrated & comprehensive B2B Exhibition and Conference on Energy brings together key stakeholders from India and the global stage to have significant discussions on various energy segments and to share the techniques and innovations to save the world’s energy. Companies can explore new and enhanced business opportunities, launch new product and get a new and enhanced understanding of the dynamic energy market.

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27 November 2019

Intersolar Bangalore

Intersolar India is the country’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for the solar industry celebrating its 10th anniversary. It takes place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on December 11-13, 2018 and the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on April 4-5, 2019.

The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, solar plants, electrical energy storage, electric mobility and solar thermal technologies. With its special exhibitions ees India and Power2Drive India, the event strongly highlights electrical energy storage (ees) and electric mobility solutions. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. In 2017, 238 exhibitors and about 13,000 visitors attended Intersolar India. 109 distinguished speakers and 800+ attendees discussed current industry topics and shed light on the conditions surrounding technological, market and political developments at the accompanying conference.

For more information click here

27 November 2019

The Smarter E India with German Booth

Be part of the new energy world: Meet multipliers, find expertise and forge new contacts at The Smarter E India which unites three energy exhibitions: ​​​​Intersolar India  –  India’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for the solar industry, ees India – India’s leading electrical energy storage exhibition and Power2Drive India – India’s premier exhibition for electric mobility and charging solutions.

The initiative German Energy Solutions offers small and medium-sized companies from Germany the best opportunity to participate in The smarter E India by organizing a joint booth at attractive conditions. Deadline for registration is July 26, 2019! Find your application form here.

 

20 January 2020

World Utility Summit 2020

World Utility Summit is a pioneering thought leadership forum, which attempts to set the agenda for the future, actively playing the role of a key enabler for the eco-system and to develop optimal solutions, technology & products. The theme of the World Utility Summit 2020 is "Utility Next". This summit would bring in thought leaders across the globe to deliberate the preparedness of utilities to deal with the transformational changes. Regulators, technology providers, consultants, government bodies and utility leaders are expected to share their views on various challenging and exciting scenarios, and this will help to shape the roadmap of future utilities.

For more information please click here 

12 February 2020

AEEE-Energise 2020

Energise 2020, organized by Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), brings together key government agencies, business leaders, researchers, academicians and relevant stakeholders to spotlight progress and the broader narrative shaping the future trends of energy efficiency policy in India.

Energise invites authors to submit abstracts for three core thematic areas: Buildings and Communities, Urban Infrastructure and Utilities, and Energy Efficiency for Business Competitiveness. Authors of accepted final papers will get an opportunity to present in the conclave. All accepted papers will also be published as part of a knowledge compendium. Submission date: July 01, 2019

For more information on the event and abstract submission, 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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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

Brochure

Newsletter, October 2019

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Brochure

Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy

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Brochure

RE-INVEST 2019 postponed to October 2020

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Report

Solar Rooftop PV Installations by MSMEs with Bank Financing

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Brochure

Newsletter July 2019

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Presentation on India Solar Overview at Intersolar 2019

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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

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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