EESL to Host Inspire 2019, With Focus on Energy Security and Sustainability

EESL to Host Inspire 2019, With Focus on Energy Security and Sustainability

In a bid to foster a conducive ecosystem for sustainable energy through innovation, EESL will host INSPIRE 2019 from November 11 to 12, 2019, in Mumbai.

EESL Inspire 2019

In a bid to foster a conducive ecosystem for sustainable energy through innovation, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) a joint-venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India will host its flagship international event, ‘International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency’ (INSPIRE) from November 11 to 12, 2019, in Mumbai.

Now in its fourth edition, the event will be co-hosted by the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Israel. The two-day event will showcase and promote innovation and implementation of Futuristic Energy Efficiency Technologies, Policies and Financing Mechanisms.

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai, Secretary, Ministry of Power will inaugurate the event and the Keynote address will be provided by Ya’akaov Finkelstein, Consulate General of Israel Government and business delegations from all over the globe are expected to attend the symposium. The convening of these stakeholders holds tremendous potential for new collaborations and public-private partnerships.

Aimed at the mutual exchange of the best practices and success stories in the global energy landscape, the symposium will focus on the opportunities in India’s energy efficiency sector. Deliberations at the event will revolve around policy solutions, programme implementation models, and delivery mechanisms that triggered large-scale market transformation around the world.

Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL said that for tapping into the immense potential of clean energy and energy efficiency, it is pivotal to involve experts, academia, industry and policy decision-makers.

“I firmly believe that INSPIRE 2019 will help cultivate vital cross-stakeholder partnerships, that will help spawn agile, protean and sustainable interventions. These future-ready ideas and solutions will facilitate faster adoption of new energy-efficient and clean energy technologies in India.”

The #InnovateToINSPIRE Challenge 2019 has garnered robust interest. The challenge will be a showcase of sustainable and scalable solutions under five categories, namely Grid Management, Electric Mobility, Energy-Efficient Technologies, Financial Instruments and Clean Energy. It has received 831 applications, including eight international applicants.

The challenge winners will be announced during the event. They are eligible to receive funding of Rs 5 lakh each, along with mentoring and guidance from sector experts to help them bring their solutions to market. The selection process of challenge entries will compose three stages that will culminate in the shortlisted participants presenting to a jury consisting of the world’s leading experts in energy management and sustainability.

The jury for the challenge comprises eminent experts including Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI; Ajeeth Narayan, Managing Director, Investec India to name a few.

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Ayush Verma

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