Workshop

 

Workshop on Addressing Barriers to Scaling-Up Renewable Energy


North-Eastern Region workshop at Guwahati on 29th June, 2017

The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) in partnership with Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. (Idam) is organising a North Eastern Region Stakeholders’ Workshop on ‘Addressing Barriers to Scaling-Up Renewable Energy’ on 29th June 2017 at the Hotel Royale de Casa, Beltola - Basistha Rd, Wireless, Rani Bagan, Guwahati, Assam–781028. The initiative is supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF). The proposed workshop aims to identify the barriers to implement renewable energy technologies in the States of North-Eastern region comprising Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

IREF is organizing workshops in each region to understand state/region specific problems being faced by the project developers and give recommendations to the Union Government as well as the State Government. In the last few months, IREF has already conducted workshops in the Northern (Chandigarh), Eastern (Bhubaneswar) and Western (Mumbai) region of India.

Workshop Objectives

  • Take up issues/problems being faced in implementing renewable energy projects across different States
  • Address gaps in the policies of Union and State governments
  • Identify challenges in scale-up of solar rooftop projects
  • Frame a feasible plan of action
  • If you are interested in attending the workshop, then we look forward to receiving your confirmation at the earliest convenience. Kindly confirm your acceptance through email to Mr. Rajib Deb at rajib.deb@enfragy.com with a copy to Mr. Manish Singh, Secretary, IREF, at manish@iref.net.in.



    Western Region Workshop at Mumbai on 9th May 2017

    The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) in partnership with IDAM organized a Western Region Stakeholders’ Workshop on ‘Addressing Barriers to Scaling-Up Renewable Energy’ on 9th May 2017, at the Mirage Hotel, Andheri. The initiative was supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF).

    The success of achieving Government of India’s target of deploying 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 depends primarily on the active participation of the states. The workshop in Mumbai identified the barriers to implement renewable energy technologies in the Western region comprising Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and discussed policy, regulatory and technical issues, both at the Central and State level. The workshop also identified challenges and avenues for availing finance and discussed business models to promote deployment of solar rooftop systems.



    Eastern Region Workshop at Bhubaneswar on 9th March, 2017

    The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chandigarh supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation successfully organized the half-day stakeholder’s workshop on 8th Nov., 2016 at PHD House, Chandigarh.

    The representatives of several government organizations such as Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology (CREST), Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL), and industry such as Intersolar Systems, Morepen Labs, Delta Energy, etc were present. This workshop acted as a discussion forum in which issues and problems of RE industry were discussed threadbare. The stakeholders participated in the discussions whole heartedly and they gave suggestions to solve the problems which the RE industry is facing in their respective states.



    Northern Region Workshop at Chandigarh on 8th November, 2016

    The Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF) organized a workshop at Bhubaneswar on 9th March, 2017 to get the viewpoints of all the RE stakeholders. This workshop was supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF). In this, the representatives from RE industry and government took part and shared their issues and grievances. They also shared their experiences given the peculiar nature of Eastern region of India. Its topography is having remaining pristine forest areas (of India) on the large swathes and also, having significant tribal population of India. The issues like energy access and livelihood were deliberated upon extensively and also, problems such as non-compliance of RPO, absence of single patch of land to set up large scale solar and wind power plants, etc. were discussed.