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INDO - GERMAN ENERGY FORUM NEWSLETTER

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VOLUME 06, ISSUE 01

APRIL 2019     

 

INTRODUCTION

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Ms. Carolin Gassner,
Director, KfW Development Bank, Germany


Since April 2018, Ms. Carolin Gassner is heading the South Asia Department within KfW Development Bank. Ms. Gassner started her career with KfW in 1996. She occupied different positions in the Development Bank, in the Securitisation Department and in Credit Risk Management. Before taking over the South Asia Department this year, Ms. Carolin Gassner headed the Financial Institutions and Country Risk Department within the Credit Risk Management Unit of KfW. Ms. Gassner holds a Master Degree in Economics from the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany. Before joining KfW, she worked for the Institute for Economic Research in Munich. Ms. Carolin Gassner on the importance of India and its energy sector for KfW Development Bank.

Ms. Sandra Soares da Silva,
Head, Energy Cell, KfW India


Starting from September 2018, Ms. Sandra Soares da Silva has taken over as successor of Mr. Stefan Hediger, leading the energy team of KfW at its India Office in New Delhi. She started her career working as a consultant for UNCTAD before joining KfW headquarters in Frankfurt as a Financial Cooperation Trainee in 2010. From 2011 to 2015 Ms. Soares da Silva supported German Development Cooperation with countries in the South Caucasus region as a Project Manager in the urban sector team in Frankfurt. Hence, in summer of 2015, moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to support the local KfW Office on urbanand energy issues. As part of German Financial Cooperation with Bangladesh, she had the chance to witness successful off-grid renewable energy projects such as solar home systems, solar irrigation pumps and biogas plants. These small-scale experiences were scaled up exponentially when Ms. Soares da Silva joined the KfW India Office in 2017 where, before taking over the local energy team in 2018, she looked after the Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership under which projects of up to 1 billion EUR are to be financed to support India in achieving its ambitious solar targets.

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IGEF NEWS

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IGEF Subgroup IV meeting on “Green Energy Corridors” 

The Subgroup IV meeting on Green Energy Corridors under the Indo-German Energy Forum took place on 14 February 2019 in New Delhi. It was co-chaired by Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of Division India and South Asia, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Government of Germany and Shri Rajat Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India who was warmly welcomed in his new position. Further participants were representatives from MNRE, German Embassy, KfW and GIZ.

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IGEF supports Training of Trainers for flexible operation of coal fired power plants in Germany

The Excellence Enhancement Centre (EEC) and the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) Support Office in collaboration with Kraftwerksschule, Essen (KWS) and the international technical association for generation and storage of power and heat (VGB Powertech) offered an intensive train the trainer programme in Germany to empower trainers to teach flexible operation of coal fired power plants in India.

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IGEF supports One-Day Conference Grid Integration organized by STEAG Energy Services India

STEAG Energy Services India Pvt. Ltd. (SESI) & DIgSILENT with the support of Indo German Energy Forum (IGEF), organized a one-day conference on DIgSILENT products on 19 February 2019 with speakers from DIgSILENT Germany and Steag Energy Services India. DIgSILENT is a consulting and software company providing engineering services in the field of electrical power systems for transmission, distribution, etc.

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IGEF at 10th Intersolar India 2018 in Bengaluru
 
 

2018 marked a special year for Intersolar India celebrating its 10th anniversary as the country’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for the solar industry with over 230 exhibitors and 10,000 professional buyers on 11-13 December. This year as well, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and global partners, such as Germany, focused on latest technologies to provide innovative ideas for the growing energy sector.

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More IGEF News:

IGEF co-organizes Networking Dinner at Intersolar India 2018
Indo-German Environment Forum
IGEF supported Bioenergy Conference in Chandigarh
Developments in Indo-German Energy Cooperation

 

INDO-GERMAN ENERGY COOPERATION NEWS

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Launch of Certificate program on “Renewable Energy grid integration”

Renewable energy growth is inevitable in India. Backed with ambitious targets from the Government of India, environmental policy on renewable energy already contributes to 20 per cent of installed generation capacity. Renewable generation comes with in-built variability and uncertainty. Grid operators are accustomed to operating, scheduling and balancing their grids with conventional generators, such as coal, gas and nuclear generators. Renewable generators are new entrants in their generation fleet and require management for secure grid operations.

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More Indo-German Energy Cooperation News :

Greening India’s Energy Supply: KfW and the Bank of Baroda join hands to finance Solar Energy Generation in India
EURO 200 Million Promotional Loan to POWERGRID
PM Modi inaugurates KfW financed 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant in Arunachal Pradesh
First of its kind grid-connected rooftop solar project with 1000-Watt Photovoltaic Thermal (PVT) module technology implemented in India
GIZ organized five Capacity Building Workshops on Solar Rooftop PV Grid Integration for the Senior Management of Discoms of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
GIZ India, GEDA and GUVNL form Strategic Alliance to promote grid connected solar rooftop photovoltaics
Leveraging the ‘Co-benefits’ of Renewable Energy in India
Fluence Energy inaugurates India’s first grid-scale 10MW/10MWH battery energy storage project

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

 

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“The large-scale electricity highways will be the lifeblood of the energy transition. To make this happen, we need everyone to support us – the federation, the Länder and the municipalities. And, crucially, our citizens living close by.”

Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy,
on his latest grid-expansion trip to Hesse

 

 

“Our commitment to promote renewable energy is reflected in setting up the International Solar Alliance, the first treaty based international inter-governmental organisation headquartered in India. This sector is now creating lakhs of new age jobs.”

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Minister of Coal in the Government of India,
on presenting interim budget 2019-20

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EVENTS

 

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Other Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

15 - 17 May | Munich, Germany: Intersolar Europe
10 - 13 September | Husum, Germany: Husum Wind Trade Fair
18 – 20 September | Greater Noida, India: RE - Expo 2019

 

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