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Agenda RenewX 2019

“Golden Age of South India, Creating Customer Connections"

Day 1

Date: 26 April 2019

Session 1

9:45 – 10:30 hrs

Registration & Networking Tea


10:30 – 11:30 hrs

Inaugural Session

10:30 – 10:45 hrs

Lamp Lighting and Felicitation of the Dignitaries on the Dais


10:45 – 10:50 hrs

Welcome Address

Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd


10:50 - 11: 00 hrs

Knowledge Address

Shantanu Jaiswal, Head India Research, BloombergNEF


11:00 - 11:05 hrs

Special Address

Sri G. Raghuma Reddy, CMD, TSSPDCL


11:05- 11:10 hrs

Special Address

Sri D Prabhakar Rao Chairman & Managing Director TSTransco *


11:10 - 11:15 hrs

Special Address

Mr. Jean-Francois Aernouts, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Belgium


11:15 - 11:25 hrs

Key Note Address

Sri Ajay Mishra, IAS ,Spl. Chief Secretary, Govt of Telangana


11:25 - 11:30 hrs

Vote of thanks

Mr. Rajneesh Khattar, Group Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd



*to be confirmed

Session 2: 

Time: 11:45 – 1:15 pm

Topic: Innovations in Grid Integration for accelerating Solar Roof Top Development in India

The evolution of renewable energy is witnessing an emerging share in Rooftop applications of Solar power. The foresight being residential, commercial and industrial buildings generating their own electricity, which not only is green, but, potentially less expensive as well in the longer run. In addition the excess power can be injected back into the grid and get remunerated.

Session Chair: Sri Ajay Mishra, IAS, Spl. Chief Secretary, Govt of Telangana

Session Moderator: Joerg Gaebler – Principal Advisor, GIZ “A realistic path to achieve India’s Rooftop Solar Goals”


1. Sri G. Raghuma Reddy, CMD, Telengana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited

2. Ravinder Singh – Chief-Rooftop, TATA Power Solar – “Aggregating demand of RTS – systematic & plannable approach”

3. Stefan Schaefer – CEO Expectus GmbH – “Distribution concept for Standard Solar and India – Solar for the mass”

4. Dr Christoph Mueller – CEO Simply Solar – “ PV Port&Store – distributed solar & storage – a Business Model for Indian Discoms”

5. Sunil Rathi, Director, WAAREE Energies

6. Speaker from : MNRE/SECI/EESL

Lunch: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Session 3:

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Topic: The Energy Effect: Buyer perception and Decisions

The session will highlight the Demand, Need and Price for investing in RE Sector. Challenges and opportunity involved for Enterprises and Utilities for going Green. Top Power consumers are expected to share their views and perception of adopting Green growth and sustainable development.

Brainstorming session with the government utilities and the industry which showcases the perspective of the end user in the chain.

Session 4:

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Topic: Innovations that Make the Future Brighter! Breaking Barriers

Significant transformations have happened in the Renewable Energy Field with issues like safeguard duty and GST which created uncertainty in the market, costs went up, execution challenges mounted and to make matter worse, discoms cancelled many tenders because of unrealistic tariff expectations. 

The session will witness some of the top global experts presenting the emerging trends supporting this sector in terms of technology, solution for enterprises, solution for Industry Rooftops, Energy Storage, Floating and more...


Radhika Chaudhary, Co- Founder Freyr Energy

Daniel Liu, Managing Director, South Asia, Jinko Solar

Shashidhara BV, Head Solar Edge-India

M.R. Narayanan, Chairman, Adtech Systems Limited

Rahul Khatri, Technical Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Advanced Material Business

Session 5:

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Topic: Indo- Belgium Partnership dialogue

Session: focussing on technology transfer between India and Belgium, along with case studies and scenarios from Belgium. The session will dwell on Belgium’s pivotal role in RE Sector in India


Jean Francois Aernouts, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Belgium

Kelly Mermuys, Country Manager, 3E (SynaptiQ Solar & Wind)

Session 6

5:00: 5:30 pm

Partner with a cup of tea/coffee for sustainable growth


27 April 2019

Session 6:

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Topic: Energy Leaders Dialogue – Market Trends

Power packed Session to discuss and deliberate on market trends, best practises, Leaders Vision, Adopting best global technology, Fund raising and more…

Overview of current trends

Investments in RE Sector Globally

Technologies used and advancements

Policies and regulatory issues


Santosh Khatesal, Managing Director, Enerparc

Shashidhara BV, Head Solar Edge-India

P. Vinay Kumar, CEO, Varp Power Pvt Limited

Vinay Shetty, Managing Director, Canadian Solar

Dinesh Salem-Natarajan, Co - Founder SootLess Energy Private Limited

Session 7:

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Topic: Energy transition with increasing capital flows in VUCA world

Session with the senior officials from financial institutions, private equity players and independent power producers sharing their thoughts on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in the RE Sector in India


1:00 – 2:00 pm

Session 8:

Topic: Waste to Energy- Convergence of Technology, Finance and Incentives, Challenges and Policies

The Sessions in the conference will cover a range of topics emphasizing the implications of Biogas from Technical, Financial and Social perspective. It will also cover the challenges associated as well as the circular economy in the Food waste digestion sector.

 2:00- 3:30 pm

Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste for a Circular Economy

3:30- 5:30 pm

Developments in the Anaerobic Digestion Ecosystem - Convergence of Technology, incentives and Policies (State and Central)

Latest trends in technology in Bio, Financial aspects and deliberations on Policies

Case Studies



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