GEAPP In India’s 1st Foundation Day

Events India
8 May 2024

GEAPP in India Celebrates 1st Foundation Day: A Focus on Clean Energy Progress and Collaboration

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in India marked its 1st Foundation Day with a commemorative event celebrating its impactful work alongside its partners. The focus was on milestones achieved in 2023 and charting a course towards a clean and inclusive energy future across India’s sub-national regions.

Highlights of the Event:

Panel Discussion on India’s BESS Ambitions: This session brought together industry experts like Amal Sinha (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited), Harsh Shah (Indigrid), and Anish Mandal (Deloitte South Asia) to delve into Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and their critical role in ensuring grid stability and enabling greater renewable energy integration.

Inspiring Leadership Keynotes: The event featured a keynote address by B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, CEO of NITI Aayog. Additionally, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of the International Solar Alliance, delivered opening remarks, addressing India’s green energy future and the importance of achieving national and sub-national energy transition goals.

Presentation on Advancing a People-Positive Energy Transition: Nidhi Sarin, Director of Policy & Regulatory for GEAPP India, delivered a presentation titled “Advancing People-Positive Energy Transition in India and the World,” outlining key strategies for an inclusive clean energy future.

Panel Discussion on the Path Forward: A second panel discussion explored the national and sub-national aspects of fostering a clean energy future. Government officials like Anshu Bhardwaj (NITI Aayog) and Deepti Mathur (Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.) joined representatives from NGOs like Mridula Pandey (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation) and Shoikat Roy (Punjab Development Commission) for a thought-provoking exchange.

Looking Ahead: Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

The GEAPP in India 1st Foundation Day event served not only to celebrate past achievements but also to strategize for the future. By fostering collaboration among stakeholders across the clean energy sector in India, GEAPP is well-positioned to achieve its ambitious goals for a clean and inclusive energy future for all.