8th Indo German Energy Forum (IGEF) 2019 meets in Delhi : discuss areas to enhance cooperation in Energy sector

New Delhi: The 8th meeting of the Indo – German Energy Forum concluded on 1stNovember, 2019 in New Delhi. The Forum was co-chaired by Mr. SanjivNandanSahai, Secretary. (Power) from the Indian side and Mr. Christian Hirte, Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany.

The Forum took note of the ongoing cooperation under the following four sub-groups:

Sub Group-I : Flexibilization in Thermal Power Plants.
Sub Group-II : Renewable Energies
Sub Group-III : Demand side energy efficiency and low carbon growth strategies
Sub Group-IV : Green Energy Corridors
The Forum also finalized the roadmap for future collaboration between the two countries which, inter-alia, include Flexibilisation of existing coal fired power plants, promoting niche markets for Solar Energy, promotion of energy efficiency in buildingsthrough ECBC, building materials and credit lines for financing corresponding measures and RE evacuation through state-of-the-art intra-state and inter-state transmission grid infrastructure.

Ministry of Power and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy signed 8 Implementation Agreements/ MoUs with the German counterparts.