Tuesday, 14 March, 10:30 CET
10:30 Brussels | 04:30 Washington D.C. | 17:30 Beijing | 15:00 Delhi
Join Mr DV Giri, Secretary General of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, and Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General, for our 'Doing Business In … India' webcast to be held on 14 March at 10h30 CET.
Wind is not just another business in India. It has transformed the rural economy and has been a boon to rural employment and small businesses. It is a story that has touched the lives of many, with over 27 GW of installed wind capacity across nine states in India.
Ranked fourth in terms of cumulative installed wind capacity, India has huge potential - over 300 GW of wind potential. The government of India has formally announced plans to achieve 60 GW of wind by 2022 and 100 GW by 2030, an average of 6 GW per year for the next 5 years. Furthermore, it plans to raise the share of non-fossil fuel power capacity in the power mix to 40% by 2030.
Steve Sawyer will provide an update of the global wind market, and Mr DV Giri will outline the opportunities for companies wishing to set up their wind business in India.
Join the webcast to hear about:
- The growth trends over the past few years
- Projections for wind in the coming years
- The latest policy changes
- Financing landscape for wind
- Challenges facing the industry
GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council)
Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General of GWEC, has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry fora primarily on energy and climate issues. At GWEC he is focused on working with intergovernmental organisations such as the UNFCCC, IPCC, IRENA, IEA, IFC and ADB to ensure that wind power takes its rightful place in the energy options for the future; and with opening up new markets for the industry worldwide.
Mr DV Giri
Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA)
Mr Giri has been with the wind industry for more than two decades and he is currently the Secretary General for Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association.
In his career spanning well over 40 years, Mr Giri has been associated with very many diversified industries which include Steel, Fertilizer, Glassfiber and tyre/tyre cord. Mr Giri has been actively involved in strategic planning and growth of the wind power sector in India. He has been responsible for many initiatives in the wind power sector like Real Time Forecasting, promotion of Green Collar Jobs, creation of a pool of skilled manpower through collaboration with Universities and Colleges etc. He is also currently involved in promoting supply chain in India. Mr Giri is also a member of the Governing Council and the R&D Council of Centre for Wind Energy Technology, an independent body working under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy responsible for testing and certifying turbines, wind resource assessment, research and development activities.
The presentations will be followed by Questions and Answers from the online attendees, moderated by Steve Sawyer.