REI 2016 – The Countdown begins for South Asia’s Biggest Renewable Energy Trade Expo

Renewable Energy India 2016

South Asia’s leading Renewable Energy Trade Expo by UBM India, Renewable India Expo 2016 (REI) to kick-off from September 7-9, 2016 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. Expected to congregate 40 participating countries, house over 650 exhibitor, 1000 + Delegates and attract over 25,000 visitors – in its flagship 10th anniversary of the event beaconing under “Renewables: Surging Ahead” will primarily focus on highlighting innovations, challenges and way forward.

Supported by India’s nodal agencies, the Three-Day power packed conference will cater as a global platform where India’s green economy community includes overseas participants to jointly discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework.

The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase product launches, innovations and augment the forethought through international exhibition and conference platform.

Various content-rich sessions will be delivered by MNRE, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, IBA, IGEF, Bridge to India, Solar Thermal Federation of India, Council on Energy Environment and Water (CEEW), Mercom and NIWE covering:

  • Market landscape: Taking stock of India’s RE goals; milestones achieved; and challenges ahead.
  • Tipping Point: The rising trend of Competitive Bidding.
  • Wind: Policy Roadmap for the 60 GW target; How far we have reached; What are the specific challenges of the sector; Financing challenges for the Offshore and policy incentives.
  • Looking Beyond Installation: Operation and Maintenance towards Sustainability of Long Term Projects.
  • On Top of the Roof: Assessing the 40 GW of Rooftop target in respect to residential Solar. Harnessing India’s Waste Potential’, ‘Harvesting Power’: Integrating waste in our culture.
  • Looking Beyond Installation: Operation and Maintenance towards Sustainability of Long term Projects.
  • Riding the Manufacturing high: How Much? How Far? How Long? Make in India’ to enhance the usage of Renewable Energy in India amongst others.

Other highlights include World of Innovation Arena for Tech talk & Product launch,  Multiple workshops, CEO conclave, Session on Smart Grid, Finance Roundtable and a Skill development program by National Institute of Wind Energy. The show will also feature country pavilions for Japan, Canada, Italy, Taiwan and China.

REI 2016, the 10th anniversary of the expo will see participation from countries such as India, Japan, Switzerland, USA, Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia, Italy, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Belgium and is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt of India (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA), Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) and International collaboration through Indo German Energy Forum (IGEF) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

Spelling 650 exhibitors; companies panning from manufacturers, EPC & service providers like Adani, Chemtrols Solar, Waaree, Mahindra Susten, Hero Future Energies, Surana Solar Limited, Premier Solar Systems P Ltd, Nuevosol Energy Private Limited, Skypower, Trina Solar, Tata Power etc. to count some will be featuring their technology arsenals.

The expo will also take forward the hugely popular Business Plan Competition in association with TiE (Delhi) where selected entrants would present an innovative business idea, which will be rated by the jury comprising Investors, Entrepreneurs and Tech Gurus. The program will kick-start with an engaging Panel Discussion on ‘Opportunities in Cleantech & Renewables Sector: Scenario for Entrepreneurs.

The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry and will see the presence of key dignitaries, Shri. Upendra Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India; Shri Ashvini Kumar, Managing Director, SECI; Shri K.S. Popli, CMD, IREDA; Simon Stop, Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank; AK Jain, CMD, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited. Justin Wu, Head of Asia, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Hon’ble James Gordon Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada and Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan amongst others.

Speaking on the announcement of the 10th anniversary of Renewable Energy India, Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India is set for a period of rapid and sustained growth in energy demand and plans to quadruple its renewable power capacity to 175 Gigawatt by 2022 as part of the government’s plan to supply electricity to every household. India, home to 18% of the world’s population, uses only 6% of the world’s primary energy. India’s energy consumption has almost doubled since 2000 and the potential for further growth is enormous.   Developing a robust ecosystem is the need of the hour and UBM India with REI stands ready to support this vision by serving as an Industry catalyst in bringing the technology and the international fraternity including investors to India to enable potential projects and set up manufacturing units under the ‘Make in India’ campaign.”

The trade show will also be preceded by the 2nd Renewable Energy India Awards, slated for 6th September, 2016 that aims to recognise the efforts, innovation, and excellence and promote the talent in the industry.

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