ICC organized the 15th India Energy Summit
News Desk, News Nation 360 : One of the leading national chambers of India The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) organized the 15th India Energy Summit virtually today in the presence of eminent chief guest Mr. Alok Kumar, IAS – Secretary Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. Panelist members included Mr. Anil Razdan, Summit and Awards Chairman, Former Power Secretary of Govt. of India, Chair ICC expert committee on energy, Mr. Gautam Ray, President HR Power Group, RPSG Group of Companies and Co-Chair for Expert committee on energy at ICC,Mr. Gurpreet Chugh, Managing Director, ICF, Mr.Saurav KumarShah, Executive Director of Power Finance Corporation, and others. Anil Razdan, Summit and Awards Chairman, Former Power Secretary of Govt. of India, Chair ICC expert committee on energy mentioned about the issues faced by the country and the world regarding energy transition. He also expressed that how adoption of new technology should be the way forward and how industries should come forward and show the path. He mentioned, India has set very ambitious targets for itself in Glasgow which includes net zeroby 2070, 500GW renewable energy by 2030, reducing emissions intensity by 45% and reducing 1 billion Co2 by that time. These can never be achieved without technology, adequate funding, commitment of industry, and the nation. Deployment of funds for research and development sector will also be critical. Alok Kumar, IAS – Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India being the chief guest on the platform highlighted on both demand side as well as supply side of energy. He stated, every household needs to have access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy. He highlighted three areas where phenomenal demand growth were to be expected, the first one being transportation. Other speakers like Gurpeet Chugh, Managing Director, ICF Consulting India Pvt Ltd, Gautam Ray, President HR Power Group, RPSG Group of Companies, Co-chair ICC National Expert Committee on Energy and Saurav Kumar Shah, Executive Director of Power Finance Corporation expressed their views. The inaugural session was followed by Plenary session which witnessed insightful discussions from key leaders like Jindal Power, Adani Gas, Tata Steel Mining, NTPC and others. Annual awards will be announced on day 2 of the summit where deserving players will be encouraged in terms of efficiency, technology, distribution etc.
Report : Anustup Kundu