EU-India Cooperation on Renewable Energy with a focus on Offshore Wind.
Boththe EU andIndia have set ambitious targets for renewable energy and are keen on further strengthening their cooperation in this area under the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (www.cecp-eu.in). In addition to cooperation on solar energy and integration of renewable energy in the grid, the EU and India are working together in the area of offshore wind, including through the former extensive FOWIND and FOWPI projects.
The session will address the cooperation between the EU and India in the area of renewable energy, but will in particular address the offshore wind sector. In this session the new EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy will be presented and the future of an Indian offshore wind industry will be discussed, focusing on the required supply chain. It will identify the current gaps of such a supply chain and explain how Indian and European businesses can best tap into this promising renewable energy market new to India.
What are India’s current capabilities and gaps to support the offshore wind supply chain?
What is the difference between an onshore wind and offshore wind supply chain?
Which are the opportunities and challenges for European and Indian companies?
How will jobs, local economy, and business change over the years once the offshore wind industry develops?
Sector Lead International Finance Corporation
Speaker Profile #REINVEST2020
Sector Lead, International Finance Corporation, India
A well-rounded development professional, with a strong track record in mobilizing private investment for infrastructure and creating new markets by working across policy makers, industry leaders, stakeholders, academia and media in South Asia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
An IIT and IIM alum, Mr. Mehrotra is a recipient of World Bank Group President’s Award for Excellence for helping India reach grid parity for renewable power through the landmark Rewa project and helping India be in the forefront of the emerging disruptive trends such as corporate procurement of renewable energy.
In his previous role he worked in the Secretariat for the Committee on Infrastructure, headed by the Prime Minister in the erstwhile Planning Commission, where he contributed to national level policy, investment frameworks and institutional capacity building to commercialize and modernize infrastructure. He contributed to shaping of marquee transactions such as Delhi and Mumbai airport privatizations and the National Highway Development Program.