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Conference Agenda - 18-20 Sep 2019 - REI Expo
“Giving the business of power –the power to do business”
Wednesday 18 September 2019
13th Renewable Energy India Expo Opening Ceremony & Networking (10:30Am to 12Pm)
Banquet Hall Sage Shamrock Seafoam Boardroom
All the sessions to start after the opening ceremony from 1200 hrs
    1230-1430 hrs
10:30 - 12:00 Opening Ceremony in the Banquet hall 1200-1300 hrs
Energy Leaders Dialogue – Market Trends
Power packed Session to discuss and deliberate on market trends, Best practises, Leaders Vision, Adopting best global technology, Fund raising and more… 
- Overview of current trends
- Investments in RE Sector Globally
- Technologies used and advancements
- Policies and regulatory issues

Simon Stolp, Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank
Shaji John, Head- Business Development Domestic & Global Renewables  Business L&T
Daniel Liu,Managing Director South Asia, Jinko Solar
Dr. Anuvrat Joshi, 

Quality Roundtable India 2019 
Best practice guidelines for high quality utility scale project development and module manufacturing
12:00 – 12:05- Welcome and introductions followed by
NEW MODERATORS DISCUSSION Best practice guidelines for large scale projects, O&M and installation: 
From the ground up!
Co-moderators Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India discuss NSEFI’s recently published O&M Quality Taskforce Best Practice Guidelines and outline stakeholder discussion points for NSEFI’s large scale project development guidelines.
12:05 – 12:35 – PANEL DISCUSSION Stakeholder assess utility scale project development guidelines, and identify key considerations for ensuring quality and durability in extreme climates 
Jitendra Morankar, VP of Global Design Applications, NEXTracker
Jan Mastny, Head of Global Sales, Solar & Wind, LEONI
Shantanu Sirsath, Technical Head India, Growatt 
Olivier Haldi, Global Business Development Alternative Energies, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
12.35 – 12:45 – Learning from 2GW field data analysis: specifying the right PV materials to achieve maximum solar returns
Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont
12:45 – 13:25 – PANEL DISCUSSION Made in India modules: setting up manufacturing locally. 
Practical guidance to ensure quality standards and supply international markets, and addressing opportunities and challenges under current policy frameworks, tariff structures and subsidies  
Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont
George Touloupas, Technology and Quality Director, CEA (Clean Energy Associates) 
13:25 – 13:30 - Closing remarks and invitation to the Networking Session
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
Networking Session –13:30 – 14:00
Join us along with our partners, peers and solar colleagues, make connections and build lasting relationships
Exclusive session at SAGE
Delegate Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs

1400 - 1530 hrs
Benefits, Costs, and Smart Policies in Solar Rooftop & Grid Integration.                                           
The evolution of renewable energy is witnessing an emerging share in Rooftop applications of solar power. The foresight being residential, commercial and industrial buildings generating their own electricity, which not only is green, but, potentially less expensive as well in the longer run. In addition the excess power can be injected back into the grid and get remunerated
Kushagra Nandan, President, SunSource Energy
Dr. Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Naushad Saifi,Sr. Director Sales -India, Jinko Solar
Rohit Dhar,Chief Operating Officer, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Private Limited

1400 - 1530 hrs
Session powered by Indo-German Energy Forum
Indo-German Energy Day Conference
Upcoming Business Opportunities in Solar PV Niche
Markets of India – SelfPV, Floating Solar and O&M 

Time : 1400-1415 hrs
Inauguration of the Indo-German Energy Day Conference 
Session I: 
Time: 1415-1545 hrs

Upcoming Business Opportunities in Solar PV Niche Markets of India – SelfPV, Floating Solar and O&M
Session Chair: Mr. Ronnie Khanna,
Senior Sector Specialist Energy, KfW Development Bank 
Mr. Joerg Gaebler, Principal Advisor, IGEN GIZ - Solar PV plus Storage behind the meter 
Mr. Stefan Schaefer, CEO Expectus GmbH - Distribution concept for Standard Solar and India – Solar for the mass 
Dr. Christoph Mueller, CEO, Simply Solar – Technical Challenges of self-consumption systems 
Mr. Máté Heisz, Business Analyst, Solar Power Europe – Innovative O&M practices of Solar PV 
NETWORKING TEA BREAK: 1545 hrs – 1615 hrs

Session Title: 
Impact of Solar Energy in 2030 - Utility scale vs Distributed Solar
Session Moderator: 

Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi, Head – Standards and Research, Skill Council for Green Jobs
Mr. R. K. Jain, Additional General Manager, Solar Energy Corporation of India
Mr. Kapil Maheshwari, CEO, Hinduja Renewables
Prof Sulaiman Shaari, Secretary General, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association, Malaysia
Mr. Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow and Director, TERI, New Delhi
Ms Anjali Garg, Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation*
Ms. Poonam Sandhu, Finance Sector Specialist & India Head Consultant, NRDC
Ms Reena Suri, Executive Director, ISGF
 Topics of discussion: 
• Sharing the learnings on role of solar energy in smart city developments around the world
• Market trends and growth drivers
• Developing an integrated approach towards sustainability, accessibility and liveability
• Key emerging technologies and applications
• Bankability and performance of Solar PV power plants: A challenge to face
• Leading the market growth: CAPEX or OPEX model or a new emerging business model
• What is the roadmap to achieve backward integration and economies of scale?
• Innovation in O&M technologies and way ahead
• Impact of big data, AI and automation in operating and maintaining solar projects
• Innovations in Smart grid infrastructure for forecasting, scheduling and operating solar projects
14:15 - 16:00 hrs
CEO Conclave
(closed door)

High tea and networking with the speakers 30 minutes 1530-1600 hrs
1815-2100 hrs
( Invite Only)
1600 - 1730 hrs
The Energy Effect: Buyer perception and Decisions
Bilateral/ Captive/ Third party open access market for Green Power. Customer perspectives, Generators point of view, Regulatory challenges & Future prospects
Vikram Madan, Director-BD and Head-Open Access at Cleantech Solar 

Session: 2
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Time: 1615 hrs – 1745hrs
Agrophotovoltaics – Harvesting the Sun for Power and Food 
Session Chair: 
Sandra Soarez da Silva,
Senior Sector Specialist Energy, KfW Development Bank 
Tobias Winter, Director, Indo-German Energy Forum SO – An international overview: Multiple use of land by farming covered with solar photovoltaics
Priyabrata Santra, Senior Scientist, CAZRI – Experiences with water harvesting systems 
Karan Verma, Chief Scientist Haryana Agricultural University Hisar – The largest Innovative Greenhouse with AgroPV in India*
Closing Remarks

Session timing: 15:45 hrs
Session Title: Role of startups in Renewable Energy
Session Moderator: Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi,
Head – Standards and research, Skill Council for Green Jobs 
Dr. Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Mr. Ronnie Khanna, Senior Energy Sector Specialist, KfW
Mr. Kushagra Nandan, Co-Founder, Sunsource Energy
Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA and Chair, Global Energy Storage Alliance
Mr. Anmol Jaggi, Founder - Gensol Group and Co-Founder – BluSmart
Mr. Kunal Amitabh, VP, Boond Solar, New Delhi
Ms Madhura Joshi, Lead Energy Access and Climate Policy Consultant, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Ms Kanika Chawla, Director, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
Topics of discussion: 
1. Can decentralised Renewable Energy systems be the catalyst to employment and economic growth
2. Role of data information, monitoring and analytics in Renewable energy sector?
3. Can green entrepreneurs fuel the rural growth: Success and failures?
4. Can social startups support the economic growth: Challenges and solutions?
5. Innovative business models for rooftop solar systems and renewable energy micro-grids development
6. Opportunities for cities to go solar: Market drivers and challenges
7. Growing opportunities in the next generation battery management systems, battery materials and technologies
8. What is the future of Shared Electric mobility solutions and Emerging EVs charging business models?
9. Can Innovative green finance models fuel the growth of startups 
10. Global success stories and failures

Thrusday 19 September 2019
Day 2 1030 - 1300 hrs (Prime Session)
Technology Transformation: CTO Dialogue   
Importance of Quality, Reliability, Technology, Innovation in PV and its fight with commercials: 
Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) ABB India India Limited
Ivan Saha, BU Head, Solar Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar
Idrish Khan, CTO, Ginlong (Solis) India
Dr. Parth Bhatt, Sr. Engineer, R&D, Waaree Energies Ltd
Alan Khor, Head of Engineering, Procurement and Construction at Cleantech Solar
Sai Charan,Technical Director, South Asia Market, Jinko Solar

10:00-11:30 hrs (90 mins)
Session powered by Bridge to India
Session 1
Discussion on stationary energy storage
The discussion on energy storage will be focused on the current energy storage market in India behind the meter and front of the meter; their respective growth potential as well as emerging technologies, market models and government policies.
• Expected market mix of behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter market segments
• Perspectives on g policies
• Suitability of various storage technologies including pumped hydro, compressed air,battery, flywheel and other emerging storage technologies
• Barriers to market growth in behind-the-meter market CAPEX vs OPEX market models
• Way forward
Rupam Raja, Market Director, India and SE Asia, Fluence
Shashidhara BV, Head of Solaredge India
Sandeep Sarin, Market development manager, Wartsila
Anshul Gupta, Associate Director, Okaya Power
Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director, BRIDGE TO INDIA
Session 2
Discussion on solar waste management
The discussion will focus on the problem of mounting solar waste, ways to manage it, role of module manufacturing standards, government interventions and potential industry initiatives.
• Mounting solar waste an existing problem
• Life cycle impact of solar energy equipment
• Role of policies and regulations
• Role of quality standards
• Use of sustainable materials in module manufacturing
• Potential industry initiatives
• Commercial aspects
Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE
Deepak Gupta’s ,Vice President, ReNew) 

WBCSD 3 Sessions
1st Session:10:00 - 11:20 hrs    
Topic: Policy and regulations recommendations towards encouraging private investments in captive and public charging infrastructure
Topics for discussion: 
 a) Market potential for EV charging infrastructure 
 b) Barriers in deploying the charging infrastructure
 c) Business models and revenue recovery mechanisms for charging infra operators 
 d) Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives recommendations
 e) Solving the “LAND” issue
 f) Charging standard adoption and implications
 g) City and state level interventions
Jitendra Nalwaya, Vice President, BSES Yamuna Power Limited
Dhiraj Fanish, ABB
Anil Gupta, Managing Director, Okaya Power Group
2nd Session: 1130 - 1300 hrs
Topic: Corporate Adoption of Electric Vehicles in India
Corporations have shaped crucial energy markets by integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency into their businesses and can play a similar role in the transformation of the EV market. Through their investment, and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide, they can address rising global transport emissions. They can also significantly enhance mass demand for electric vehicles. By setting out their future EV purchasing requirements on an ambitious timescale, companies can drive mass roll-out and make electric cars more rapidly affordable for everyone around the world. The businesses can thus, bridge the gap between initial government adoption and subsequent mass adoption
Topics for discussion: 
 a) Potential to shift – Vehicle segments, market requirements, type of chargers 
 b) Business case - ownership structure, cost recovery solutions, TCO
 c) Financing – Investments from own revenue/market finance/financial inst./govt. 
 d) Specific issues and barriers related to use cases
 e) Best practices adopted globally
 f) Policy recommendations for corporate adoption of electric mobility
Vikash Mishra, Head - External Relations, Marketing and Communication, Lithium Urban
Nishant Saini, Founder and MD, EEE-Taxi
0930-1030 hrs
Solar Business Club closed door meeting

1100-1300 hrs
Finance Leadership Forum 

Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs 
  1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs
  1400 - 1530 hrs
Innovations that make the future Brighter:
Upcoming Technologies That Can Change The World
Presentations by:
Alan Nagi Elyousfi, Business Development Manager, Europe, Middle East and India,GT Advanced Technology
Shashidhara BV, Head of Solaredge India
Manish Narula,Sr. Director for Business Development
Jaideep Malaviya,CEO, Secretary General Solar Thermal Federation of In 
Purushotham Nanduri, Director – Business Development, Topsun Energy ltd

1400 - 1530 hrs 
Future PV Roundtable India 2019 

Expanding the PV possibilities for India’s renewable future, floating PV and Solar Plus Storage
14:00 – 14:05 - Welcome and introductions 
b, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
14:05 – 14:15 Floating PV Report: Challenges and opportunities for floating PV in India. 
Practical guidelines for executing a floating PV project, and lessons learnt from advanced floating solar testing facilities 
Abhishek Kumar, Project Manager of the Floating PV, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
14:15 – 14:45 – PANEL DISCUSSION Enabling high performance and quality floating installations in India, including MLPE module level power electronics  
Vivek Chaturvedi, Regional Business Director – Solar (India, Middle East & Africa), DSM Advanced Solar
Tommy Li, General Manager, ET Solar
Abhishek Kumar, Project Manager of the Floating PV, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
14:45 – 14:55 NEW pv magazine Editor Analysis: Global Solar Plus Storage (energy storage) trends 
 Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
14:55 – 15:25 – PANEL DISCUSSION Solar Plus Storage in India: in front of, and behind the meter. 
Evaluating energy storage opportunities in India, battery storage deployment, regulatory policy, market growth, manufacturing, power electronics, EVs and mobility and large-scale implementation
Julia Serebro, Senior Marketing Manager Asia, SolarEdge
Surbhi Singhvi, Consultant, Bridge to India
15:25 – 15:30 - Closing remarks and invitation to the Networking Session
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group

Networking Session –15:30 – 16:00
Join us along with our partners, peers and solar colleagues, make connections and build lasting relationships

   1400 - 1530 hrs
3rd Session:
Topic : Energy Storage for EVs
Topics for discussion: 

 a) Present status and future trends in technology, performance and costs
b) Batteries and battery management systems
c) Next generation battery materials and technologies 
d) Manufacturing opportunities in India
e) Investments opportunities 

RajaRam Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont
Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Group
Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA
Dr. Rashi Gupta, Director, Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd



High tea 15 minutes 1530-1600 hrs
1500-1630 hrs

1830-2000 hrs
Felicitation of the Sales Partners followed by cocktail

1600 - 1730 hrs
Case Studies
(Managing Large Solar Farms, Rooftops on Corporate Houses, Grid Integration,Building Eco Systems)

Time:1600-1730 hrs
India Solar – A multi-billion dollar market opportunity amid testing times an REI session powered by Mercom India

The Indian solar market has already crossed 30 GW in cumulative installations and accounted for over 50% of new power capacity additions in the country in 2018. There is a robust pipeline and gigawatts of projects under construction. However, like any fast-growing sector, it is laden with challenges. This dynamic session will bring together a panel from finance, government, developers and manufacturers, to address the bottlenecks that are being faced by developers, lenders and manufacturers and the solutions needed to overcome these obstacles to ensure a robust industry that adds over 10 gigawatts a year going forward. 
Why should you attend this session: This panel discussion will have representation of all stakeholders leading the Indian solar market to its targets who will address the key challenges they are facing and their plans for the future. The distinguishing factor about the session is that it will not just end with discussing the pain points but will conclude with the stakeholders’ recommendation to the government to smoothen the rough patches and make the sector attractive.
Who should attend: This session would be valuable for solar developers, rooftop installers, manufacturers, BoS suppliers, EPC contractors, lenders, vendors, government, media, analysts and all individuals who are following the growth story of the Indian solar sector.
Moderator: Priya Sanjay, MD Mercom India
Dr. Rahul Kapil, VP and Director - India Longi Solar 
Dr. Manish Karna, General Manager- Business Development, Adani Green Energy Limited
Randeep Bora, Head – Business Development – Govt Sector, CleanMax Solar

Friday 20 September 2019
Banquet Hall Sage Shamrock Seafoam  
  1030 - 1300 hrs
Energy transition with increasing capital flows in VUCA world (Best of the speakers from Banks, Investment Banking expected)
Discussion points:

The dynamics of the RE sector has undergone a significant transformation with declining tariffs, rising RE penetration and evolution of storage technologies. Discom financial stress and the consequent payments delays have added to the challenge. Accordingly, it is important to explore innovative financing structures and instruments that can enable RE development in these uncertain times.  
Supporting financing innovation to manage the energy transition:
• Developing the right financing and risk mitigation instruments to encourage new investments
• Creating the right incentives for investments in new technologies like energy storage, hybrid projects etc.
• Opportunity for exploring new products such as RE investment trusts, masala/green bonds etc.

Manash Mitra, Head –Financial Advisory, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited
Uday Kiran, Director, Infrastructure, Government & Healthcare, KPMG
Hitesh Mehta, Director - Finance & CFO, Waaree Energies Ltd

Biogas Conference-2019, Covering value chain of Biogas & Designed to support SATAT 
Supported by: German Biogas Association  

1130 – 1245 hrs
“Biogas Technology: A greener technology for waste management” 
Session focused on different technologies covering value chain of Biogas 
Sub topics: 
• Streamlining supply chain, 
• Substrate storage: International perspective 
• Substrate analysis, 
• Pre-processing of feedstock, 
• Anaerobic digestion technologies: International best practices 
• Biogas utilization pathways, 
• Digestate upgradation and its effective utilization, 
• Development of infrastructure (Gas grid and Green Corridor): International perspective 
• Q & A
LUNCH 1245- 1345 hrs 
1345-1500 hrs
Panel Discussion 
“Biogas Ecosystem by 2025: SATAT a foundation stone for the evolution of Biogas sector 
Session specially designed for LOI holders, entrepreneurs, Biogas plant operators/owners, and investors
Sub topics: 
• Role of Public sector units 
• International support scenario for the growth of Biogas & Bio-CNG 
• Bio-CNG – Challenges, experiences and opportunities in India 
• Bio-CNG - Technologies 
• Bio-CNG - best international practices 
• Bio-CNG - supply and distribution 
• Bio-CNG - policy support 
• Digestate-its potential and role in SATAT 
• Need of skilled manpower 
• Q&A
15:00- 16:15 hrs
“Integration of Biogas into different industries to treat organic waste management” 
Sub topics: 
Best international practices: Bio-CNG from sewerage treatment plant, 
• Role of biogas into food processing industries, 
• Role of biogas into bio-refineries, 
• Role of biogas into sugar mill and distilleries, and 
• Agro-residues to Biogas 
• Q&A
16:15-16:20 hrs 
Concluding remarks
16:30-18:00 hrs
General Assembly of IBA for 2019- Only for IBA Members 

Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs