Our Door is Open for All Kinds of Technologies: Dinesh Jagdale

Our Door is Open for All Kinds of Technologies: Dinesh Jagdale

BY emphasizing on the use of clean energy, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Joint Secretary, Dinesh Jagdale said that India’s door is open for all kinds of technologies and we have to move from Power to Energy.


While speaking at the web conference, Jagdale said that “MNRE is promoting and leading a conducive policy for India’s renewable energy (RE) target of 175 GW. We have made considerable progress in technology, projects, and project execution. Penetration of green energy in India is by Renewables. Our door is open for all kinds of technologies and we have to move from Power to Energy.”

He also emphasized on the RE initiatives for the RE developers, Bio-energy aspect, new business models and upcoming bids.

Besides, MNRE Jt. Secretary also encouraged stakeholder to give their comments on the draft Electricity Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Jagdale, also emphasized on the huge opportunities in the export sector and how India can become one.


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day a web conference, on the theme ‘Climate Change’, was organized by Earth Day Network and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) that brought together global leaders.

This e-Conference provided a forum for the global leaders of the concerned industries and environmental organizations, to share their views on climate change and our responsibilities in countering that change.

During the event, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, GoI, emphasized on the need to think differently to take appropriate action for the climate change.

The Minister also emphasized the need for taking suo moto action and urged people to think of actions we can take at a personal level towards a greener future. It could be as simple as taking cycle to work, spending an evening without power under the moon or other personal ways. He also added that we should take time to think of ways we can promote less polluting startups in the industry.

On the other hand, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) opined that “In the past decade we have made tremendous progress in the adoption of clean energy and renewable energy has reached a stage where it can compete with fossil fuel sources without any subsidies. Hybrid projects combining wind and solar with energy storage have successfully started to replace dirty peaker plants.”

On the future, he added that “next decade is poised for similar transition for the transportation sector, where electric vehicles are anticipated to lead the transition away from Internal Combustion Engine based vehicles running on oil. We hope that this Earth Day will bring all the likeminded stakeholders together and help India to leapfrog in adoption of clean energy and transportation solutions”.

In this e-Conference saw the presence of eminent industry leaders, think tanks, and policymakers including Upendra Tripathy, Director General of International Solar Alliance(ISA), Saurabh Kumar Managing Director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), Rashmi Urdhwareshe Director of Automotive Research Association of India(ARAI), O.P. Agarwal, CEO of World Resources Institute India (WRI India), Sohinder Singh Gill, Director General of Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Pranav Mehta, Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.