The recently concluded 4th TILA International Energy Conference gave a clarion call to make energy revolution possible through concerted efforts of all the stake holders. Organized by Dr. Gopal Energy Foundation (DGEF) at New Delhi on 15th April, the conference was inaugurated by Upendra Tripathy, IAS, Director General, International Solar Alliance (ISA). While focusing on the urgency to take short term and long terms steps to end energy deficit and energy poverty, he said that “Climate challenge necessitates immediate steps. If the global temperature increases by 1.5 degrees and there will be lot of weather uncertainty, all the investment, capital and efforts could go in vain.” He also released the “Right to Energy Declaration”, and launched TICE achievers Award 2020 for Institutions/Individuals who contribute to accelerate the pace of energy Revolution through various innovative means. The dignitaries on the dais included J N Swain, MD SECI, Pawan Singh MD, PTC, K.S. Popli, former MD IREDA, Anjuli Chandra, member PSERB, and Ramesh Chaudhry member, BERC.
The conference started with an Open House multilateral dialogue on the need for energy revolution between representative of various countries like Nigeria, South Korea, Cameroon, and Canada. The International distinguished guests from Solar Alliance, Electricity Regulatory Commission, CMD’s/ Directors of PSUs and energy funding agencies, Financial Corporations also participated, besides delegates from different institutions from all across the globe.
While welcoming the dignitaries Sh. Raj Singh Niranjan, energy law expert & Managing Partner of TILA and Convener of the Conference (TICE 4), said that the objective of the conference is to bring about “Energy Revolution” by bringing in all the stakeholders on a single platform to discuss the existing Govt. Initiative, policies, all out innovative ideas, suggest potential measures for wholesome implementation of govt. objectives in India (Urja Kranti) to remove the curse of energy poverty in India.
The conference was supported by leading Companies in energy sector like Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL), Satluj Jal Vidyut Limited (SJVNL), Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), National Hydro Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NHPC), Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).Patel Engineering, Jakson, DMRC, Gujarat Metro, Maharashtra Metro, IREDA, PTC Financial Services and others. Trans India Law Associates, who is also the legal adviser to International Solar Alliance (ISA) was the Knowledge Partner of the Conference.
The delegates and energy experts from across the globe resolved to celebrate 15th April as “Right to Energy Day” every year.