EESL to host INSPIRE 2017, global event on energy efficiency

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New Delhi, November 26, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) will host its flagship international event “INSPIRE 2017 (International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency) along with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) from November 27th to December 1st in Jaipur. The five-day event will showcase Innovation and Implementation of Best Practices in Energy Efficiency Technologies, Policies and Financing.

Shri Ashok Jain I.A.S, Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan will inaugurate the event and the key note address will be provided by Shri Akhil Arora I.A.S., Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Information Technology and Communication Department, Government of Rajasthan.

More than a hundred international delegates representing countries such as the United States of America, Singapore, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Korea, Turkey, Nepal, Thailand, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, and United Kingdom will attend the symposium.

Several global organizations like the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, International Energy Agency, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation, Clean Energy Ministerial, Copenhagen Center on Energy Efficiency, GIZ, will share their perspectives at INSPIRE. In addition to many private sector organizations from India and around the world several international think tanks, NGOs and research organizations will also be there such as the Alliance to Save Energy, American Council for An Energy Efficient Economy, World Resources Institute, National Resources and Development Council, Carbon Trust, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, et al.

Aimed at 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. Through this platform, India will also present its success stories such as EESL’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme, Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) platform and Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC).

Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, Energy Efficiency Services Limited said, “India’s journey towards radically transforming its energy efficiency scenario has already begun. International symposiums like INSPIRE 2017 assume significance in such a scenario considering innovation is the key theme. I am confident that all participating countries will benefit from this event through mutual learning and exchange of ideas.”

The event will include sessions on global innovation in financial instruments, and energy efficient technologies. It is estimated that together these technologies will not only scale up energy access but also create 10 million green jobs.

With the emerging energy scenario and increasing push towards mitigation of climate change, EESL is providing a platform to industry experts, thought leaders, policy makers, and academics from the energy landscape to exchange ideas and work towards a sustainable future. INSPIRE 2017 will see participation from dignitaries including Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), India; Mr. John Roome, Senior Director – Climate Change, The World Bank; Dr. Ashok Sarkar, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group; Dr. Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Division, International Energy Agency; Mr. Subhas Garg, Secretary DEA, Ministry of Finance; Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); Mr. Christian Zinglersen, Clean Energy Ministerial; Mr. Benoit Lebot, International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation; Mr. Mark Lister, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency; Mr. Chartdanai Chartpolrak, Energy Conservation Center of Thailand; Mr. Alexander Farsan, Carbon Trust, United Kingdom; Mr. Inchul Hwang, Korea Energy Agency, Korea.