#REINVEST2020 Programme: Session Details


Saturday, 28 Nov, 2020 1130 - 1300 IST Virtual Session Coordinators

One Sun One World One Grid

Mr Jagjeet Singh Sareen, Director, ISA

Mr Sushmit Roy
sushmit.roy@cii.in

Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in Oct 2018, called for connecting solar energy supply across borders, with the vision of 'One Sun One World One Grid' (OSOWOG).

The initiative will help to realize “three transitions” of energy development. The transition of energy production from fossil fuel to clean energy dominance; transition of energy allocation from local balance to cross-border and global distribution and the transition from coal, oil, and gas in energy consumption to electric-centric consumption.

A tripartite MoU between the ISA, the Government of India, and the World Bank was signed on 8th September, 2020 to implement the OSOWOG initiative. The ISA will act as the nodal agency for all activities of the OSOWOG study including developing a long-term vision, implementation plan, road map and institutional framework.

The third Assembly of the ISA, held on 14th Oct 2020, considered the OSOWOG proposal and approved its vision, and the next steps for its implementation. The first global plenary on OSOWOG was organized on the side linesof the third Assembly of ISA member countries during 14-16 October 2020. The Initiative had received a whopping support and encouragement from the participating international bodies. The United Kingdom visualized the OSOWOG Initiative a one of the key deliverables for COP26 in Glasgow in Nov 2021, and offered financial and technical support to ISA on implementation of the OSOWOG Initiative.

To capitalize on the progress achieved thus far on this subject, a second plenary has been planned on 28th November, 2020 at the 3rd Global RE-Invest. The session OSOWOG will bring various stakeholders to deliberate upon the challenges & opportunities, and prepare the roadmap for realization of the ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ initiative.This plenary will be a corollary to the First plenary, reinforcing the value, need and criticality of this global initiative. 

Amit Jain

Amit Jain

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank

Anita Marangoly George

Anita Marangoly George

Executive Vice President, Deputy Head -CDPQ Global
CDPQ India Private Limited

Bhanu Mehrotra

Bhanu Mehrotra

Sector Lead
International Finance Corporation

Christian Breyer

Christian Breyer

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LUT University

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi

Secretary
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

Lawrence Kazmerski

Lawrence Kazmerski

ISES
University of Colorado and NREL (Emeritus)

Nicholas Dunlop

Nicholas Dunlop

Secretary-General
Climate Parliament

Sreekant Kadikuppa

Sreekant Kadikuppa

Chairman & Managing Director
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited

Upendra Tripathy

Upendra Tripathy

Director General
International Solar Alliance