India – Building a Low Carbon and Sustainable Energy Future

31.03.2016
Photos: POWER-GEN India
Photos: POWER-GEN India

The Republic of India is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is recognized as one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy use in India has almost doubled since 2000, and economic growth and targeted policies have lifted millions out of extreme poverty.

India is in the early stages of a major transformation; bringing new opportunities to its 1.3 billion people. IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said that India is expected to contribute more than any other country to the rise in global energy demand over the next 25 years. To meet rising energy demands and to secure a lower-carbon sustainable future, Indian policy makers are making efforts to remove obstacles for investment in energy supply. Faith Birol said, “India’s energy transformation requires three things: investment, investment and investment.”

Against this backdrop, the POWER-GEN India & Central Asia Conference and Exhibition strives to bring together industry experts from India and from around the world to exchange knowledge and share ideas about best practices and new technology developments. The 15th annual POWER-GEN India & Central Asia will return to the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India on 18-20 May 2016 under the theme ALL POWER: CLEANER, LEANER, GREENER.

As the region’s leading clean energy event, it provides attendees with unrivalled opportunity to network with 5,500+ industry professionals, discover the latest technologies from 200+ exhibitors, and learn 75+ speakers in a dual track conference.

Renewable energy has a pivotal role as India seeks to ultimately transform its power generation system into one that is low-carbon. Prime Minister Modi’s government last year set an ambitious target of 175,000 MW of new renewable energy capacity by 2022 (100,000 GW of solar, 60,000 MW of wind and 15,000 MW of biomass).

Ashish Sethia of Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that for India to fulfil its renewable energy targets, $20bn of capital will need to come into the market each year.

The comprehensive conference programme, features a dedicated renewable track with high-calibre speakers from India and internationally, who will discuss the use of clean energy technologies and how to achieve efficient and reliable energy access for all the population.

To view the full conference program, please visit www.power-genindia.com/conference

The POWER-GEN India & Central Asia world-class exhibition floor will feature 200+ domestic and international companies who will be providing pioneering and practical solutions to achieving a low-carbon, efficient and reliable power systems. Access to exhibition hall is free, simply pre-register online to avoid the queues.

There has never been a better time to participate at India’s Leading Clean Energy Event. For information to participate as a delegate, exhibitor or visitor, please visit www.power-genindia.com