Debating a cleaner, leaner and greener India

India‘s charge towards becoming one of the major players on the world energy stage will be put under the spotlight at the POWER-GEN India & Central Asia conference and exhibition.

Delegates from more than 45 countries are set to attend the event in New Delhi from 18-20 May at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre.

Debate in the conference halls and on the exhibition floor comes at a time when India is ramping up its energy aspirations.

Today the country’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that there were plans to make sure that all of India’s villages have access to electricity within two years.

“The government is committed to achieve 100 per cent village electrification by 1st May, 2018,” he said.

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, has said that “India will be the engine of global energy demand growth”.

“India is moving to the centre stage of world energy. Some 600 million people will be connected to electricity in the next 25 years,” he added at the launch of the IAE’s 2016 World Energy Outlook.

And at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January, Amit De, senior strategist at solar developer SkyPower Global, said that India’s renewables potential “is huge ” the number of gigawatts is mind-boggling”.

POWER-GEN India & Central Asia covers all aspects of power generation, from fossil fuels and nuclear to renewables.

It brings industry professionals from India and international experts together to exchange knowledge and share ideas about best practices and new technology developments.

P.K.Patnaik, President of the Resource Development Group, said that POWER-GEN India & Central Asia is a “must-attend event for everyone associated and concerned with power and energy”.

Among the domestic and international companies at this year’s event are Wartsila, Siemens, The Energy and Resources Institute, Kerala State Electricity Board, Black & Veatch, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission and PW Power Systems.

Online registration is currently open, with a Delegate Early Bird Discount offering at least 10 per cent off conference delegate tickets available until 21 April. Entrance to the exhibition hall is free.

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