Expert workshop in support of implementing a wind energy technology roadmap for India

Venue: New Delhi, India

Dates: 16 September 2015

Organiser: IEA International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India

Contact Email: TechPlatform@iea.org

Background

This event was jointly organised by the International Energy Agency (IEA) under the framework of the International Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform, and the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, with the support of the Government of India's Ministry for New and Renewable Energy. 

The workshop focussed on exploring key considerations for implementing a national wind energy technology roadmap, based on the methodology of the IEA How2Guide for Wind Energy.  As India embarks on an ambitious plan for wind deployment, it was a timely event for participants comprising decision makers from government, industry and civil society.

This workshop was one of a series of engagement activities undertaken by the IEA in 2015 in India, one of the IEA's key partner countries.

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Agenda

Participant list‌‌

Session 1: Global wind energy outlook and deployment perspectives in India

Session 2: Accelerating wind energy development in India

Session 3: Implementing a wind roadmap for India: from vision to action options

Session 4: Reporting back from groups and take-away messages

Programme

Welcome Speeches:

  • Mr. Krishan Dhawan,  Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Ms. Dagmar Graczyk, International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Ms. Varsha Joshi, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
  • Mr. Pankaj Batra, Central Electricity Authority

Session 1: Global wind energy outlook and deployment perspectives in India

 Moderator: Hugo Chandler / Nick Gibbins, New Resource Partners (NRP)


Session 2: Accelerating wind energy development in India

Moderator: Deepak Gupta, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

  • Group exercise (60min): applying the How2Guidemethodology to analyse barriers relevant to India’s context
    • Group A: Focus on project development, regional/national planning (facilitated by Dagmar Graczyk and Nick Gibbins)
    • Group B: Grid integration, including data collection and management (facilitated by Simon Mueller, IEA)
    • Group C: Wind energy policies and markets / sharing responsibilities, risks and benefits among stakeholders (facilitated by Hugo Chandler, NRP) 

Session 3: Implementing a wind roadmap for India: from vision to action options

Moderator: Jon Hansen, IEA

  • Group exercise (60min): applying the How2Guide methodology to analyse action options relevant to India’s context
    • Group A: Focus on project development, regional/national planning (facilitated by Nick Gibbins, NRP)
    • Group B: Grid integration, including data collection and management (facilitated by Simon Mueller, IEA)
    • Group C: Wind energy policies and markets / sharing responsibilities, risks and benefits among stakeholders (facilitated by Hugo Chandler, NRP) 

Session 4: Reporting back from groups and take-away messages  

Moderator: Ms. Varsha Joshi, MNRE

Wrap-up and closing remarks by the session moderator