#REINVEST2020 Programme: Session Details


Saturday, 28 Nov, 2020 1630 - 1800 IST Virtual Session Coordinators

#GreenBiz: RE-sponsible Corporates

Dr P C Maithani, Adviser, MNRE
pcmaithani@nic.in
Ms Sukanya Bhadra
sukanya.bhadra@cii.in

The Commercial and Industrial(C&I) sector, comprising over 50% of electricity consumption of the country, holds significant potential for renewable energy. Enhanced renewable energy uptake by corporates could open up a whole new market segment, while also contributing to significantly reducing the carbon intensity of India’s GDP. Many major corporates have already signed up for voluntary targets to enhance renewable energy uptake and many have aligned with initiatives such as RE100 (commitment to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2050) and Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE). 

With declining costs and improved performance and reliability, renewables have now achieved cost parity and commercial viability in most scenarios and applications, and Corporates have a  strong business case for maximizing renewables in their operations. However, significant challenges persist for sourcing renewable energy especially under the Open Access route by corporates.

In the above background, the session aims to capture the experience of Indian Corporates in renewable power procurement and understanding barriers, and suggesting the way forward to enhance the share of renewables in India’s corporate energy sphere. 

Discussion Points

  • What motivates corporations to adopt renewable energy in their operations?
  • What are the major technical and regulatory challenges faced in pursuing RE procurement through various modes? How can these be addressed?
  • Can renewable power developers and distribution companies tailor products for increased renewable power uptake by C&I consumers?
     

Ashwin Gambhir

Ashwin Gambhir

Fellow
Prayas (Energy Group)

Bhanu Mehrotra

Bhanu Mehrotra

Sector Lead
International Finance Corporation

Damandeep Singh

Damandeep Singh

Director
CDP India

Divya Sharma

Divya Sharma

Executive Director
Climate Group

Ganesh Srinivasan

Ganesh Srinivasan

Chief Executive Officer
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.

M B Rajesh Gowda

M B Rajesh Gowda

Managing Director
Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company Ltd

Pinaki Bhattacharyya

Pinaki Bhattacharyya

MD & CEO
Amp Energy India

RAVI SINGH

RAVI SINGH

SECRETARY GENERAL & CEO
WWF INDIA

Sandeep Chandna

Sandeep Chandna

Chief Sustainability Officer
Tech Mahindra

Vikram Sridharan

Vikram Sridharan

Head of Energy & Infrastructure - Public Policy
Amazon Web Services