Current projects and activities

Core tasks for the IGEF are to support and enhance high-level policy dialogue and to advise decision makers in energy related matters. Besides that, the IGEF aims at initiating strategic projects such as demonstration projects and other forms of collaboration between the Indian and German private sector. On-going and completed projects under the IGEF include:

Workers in front of solar panels

Subgroup I - Enhancement of Power Plants

Flexibilisation of coal fired power Plants            

  • Design and Preparation of a Flexibilization Training for power plant operators in collaboration with Excellence Enhancement Sector (EEC)
  • Action plan to Achieve 40% Minimum Load in Test Power Plant

Private Sector Activities             

  • Industry Roundtable on the Market for Flexibilization in India
  • EEC Flexibility Task Force Meetings & Activities

Chairs and Stakeholders

  • Chairperson India: 
    Smt. Archana Agrawal Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power
  • Chairperson Germany: 
    Mr. Wolfdieter Böhler, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Stakeholders: 
    Technology providers, project developers, research institutes and industry associations
  • Government organisations: 
    e.g. NTPC, CEA, Ministry of Power (MoP)

 

Subgroup II - Renewable Energies

Solar Energy        

  • Publication on Solar Rooftop Financing Best Practices in SME Clusters
  • Touring Exhibition on Energiewende/ Energy Transition in India
  • Launch of findings on Solar Rooftop Financing Best Practices in SME Clusters
  • Exhibition, Seminar, Country Session at REInvest September-October 2018 (tbc)
  • Workshop on Solar Rooftop Systems for Electricity Self consumption in India at Intersolar Europe
  • Workshop on Quality and Standards Challenges in Solar Sector in India with NTPC and DLR
  • Event on PV Rooftop Development at REI Expo 2018
  • IndoGerman Roundtable on Prosumer at Intersolar India 2018
  • Marketing of Solar Rooftop Support Program for DISCOMS and ULBs
  • Study Tour to Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala with ANERT Kerala
  • Mixed Government and Industry Delegation to Intersolar Munich in June 2018

Wind Energy                     

  • Workshop on Repowering Policy and Hybrid Developments for Industry at REInvest 2018
  • Session on Independent Service Provider (ISP) Business Models for O&M Markets in Germany and India at WindEnergy Hamburg in September 2018 Mixed Government and Industry Delegation WindEnergy Hamburg in September 2018

Private Sector Activities             

  • German Renewable Energy Industry Activities at REInvest 2018 (tbc)
  • IndoGerman Business Roundtable at Intersolar Europe 2018
  • IndoGerman Business Roundtable at REI Expo 2018
  • IndoGerman Business Roundtable at Intersolar India Bengaluru 2018

Chairs und Stakeholders

  • Chairperson India: 
    Mr. G.K .Gupta, Joint Secretary - International Cooperation, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Chairperson Germany: 
    Mr. Martin Schöpe, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Stakeholders: 
    Technology providers, project developers, investors, research institutes and industry associations: 
  • Government organisations: 
    Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

 

Subgroup III - Energy Efficiency           

Energy Efficiency             

  • Publication on Energy Efficiency Potential in India
  • Publication on Support to requirements in Efficient Charging Infrastructure of Electric Vehicles in India
  • Sector wise studies on Energy Efficiency potential in India until 2027
  • Roundtable on Potential for Energy Efficiency in India with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
  • Workshop on charging infrastructure of electric vehicles

District Cooling

  • Study on Demand Ananlysis for cooling by sector in India in 2027 (by Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy AEEE)
  • Roundtable on Cooling Sector in India

Demand Side Management        

  • Analysis of demand side management and potential for time of use of tariffs with focus on industries

Private Sector Activities             

  • Business Dialogue on Energy Efficiency & Building Materials
  • Business Roundtable on Cooling Sector in India

Chairs and Stakeholders

  • Chairperson India: 
    Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power (MoP)
  • Chairperson Germany: 
    Dr. Georg Maue, Head of Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • Stakeholders: 
    Technology providers, research institutes, industry associations, think-tanks and energy agencies
  • Government organisations: 
    e.g. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), Ministry of Power (MoP)

 

Subgroup IV - Green Energy Corridors

Grid integration of RE   

  • Study tour on renewable energy grid integration and data infrastructure (Karnataka and Tamil Nadu)
  • Best Practices Study tour on pumped storage (Technical Workshop at CBIP, Tehri Hydro PSP Plant and visit to Andritz Manufacturing facility)
  • Conducting a mapping study to understand the evacuation infra facilities for installed and planned and upcoming RE in rich RE states—in coordination with CEA/PGCIL/MNRE
  • Study and analyse the functions and processes of DISCOM Network in India for the future especially in the context of regulatory changes that are being proposed and large RE penetration

Grid stabilization mechanisms 

  • Workshop to discuss the findings of the Study with recommendations for future potential of Pumped Storage

Chairs and Stakeholders:

  • Chairperson India: 
    Mr. C.S Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF),
  • Chairperson Germany: 
    Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of Division India and South Asia, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Stakeholders: 
    Transmission utilities, private sector companies, think-tanks and research institutions
  • Government organisations: 
    GIZ, KFW, Powergrid Corporation of India, Ministry of Finance (DEA), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), National Institute of Wind (NIWE), Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Ministry of Power (MoP)

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