COLOMBO, March 11, 2015 / PRNewswire –
Industry’s Maiden Forum in Colombo to Showcase Sector Potential and Inter-country Opportunities
UBM India today hosted The India-Sri Lanka Renewable Energy Growth Forum 2015 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The one-day conference aimed to accelerate the growth of renewables in the region through collaboration and technology and product share.
The conference, bringing together key decision makers and leading professionals addressed policy, technology, finance and other important drivers for increased deployment of renewables, leading to energy security and economic growth.
The inaugural ceremony was represented by eminent renewable energy expert, Nobel laureate and energy advisor to Sri Lanka government, Prof Mohan Munasinghe delivering the keynote address. Mr Krishnan Pallassana, Director, The Climate Group (India) delivered the inaugural address. Mr Harsha Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director General (Strategy), Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority delivered the keynote address and Mr Mangala P B Yapa, Secretary General/CEO, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce delivered the Special Industry Address.
The speakers at the conference included some of the leading Indian names like Dr Pawan Singh, Director, PTC India Financial Services Ltd, Mr Vinay Kumar P, COO, Greenko Group, Mr Anurag Jain, Senior General Manager, Business Development, Welspun Energy Ltd and Mr D Radha Krishna, Chairman, Urja Gyan Foundations, amongst others eminent industry speakers.
The India-Sri Lanka Renewable Energy growth forum comes at a critical time when there is a global trend towards massive deployment of solar power and other renewables and investments worth billions of dollars in clean technology and green energy are eyeing suitable projects.
Power packed presentations were made by Mr T Sriraman, Managing Director, Soltech Equipments and Mr V Shanmugam, Managing Director, Phocos India Pvt Ltd on Off-grid products Applications and Advantages; Mr Senthil Kumar Kalliyamoorthy, Head – Technical, Bonfiglioli Renewables Power Conversion India Pvt Ltd on Opportunities in Solar Sector and Dr A Sajidas, International Consultant – Biogas Managing Director, Biotech Renewable Energy presented Decentralized waste to electricity projects using Biomethanation technology.
Another interactive session on Realising the True Potential of Rooftop Solar and Off-grid Solutions was presented by Mr D Radha Krishna, Chairman, Urja Gyan Foundations (Session Moderator), Mr Mushtaq Ahmed, Managing Director, Sure Energy Systems Pvt Ltd, Mr Satish Jha, Chairman, ECCO Electronics Pvt Ltd and Ms Gune Jayasoma, Director, J Lanka Technologies (pvt) Ltd.
Innovative financing options and risk mitigation was also addressed by Dr Pawan Singh, Director, PTC India Financial Services Ltd, Mr Anurag Jain, Senior General Manager, Business Development, Welspun Energy Ltd, Mr Vinay Kumar P, COO, Greenko Group, Mr D Radha Krishna, Chairman, Urja Gyan Foundations and Mr Suresh R.I. Pereira, Principal – Tax & Regulatory, KPMG in Sri Lanka.
Mr S Subbian, Assistant Vice President – Solar Operations, Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt Ltd presented the Technological Development and Roadmap for Wind.
The event also witnessed an interactive session by Architect Ravihansa Chandratilake, Technical Director – Green Building Council (Sri Lanka) and Principal Architect – Ravihansa Chandratilake Architects and Mr Darshan Galliya, Technical Secretary to Chairman, Beltron Telecom Green Energy Systems Ltd on how to Achieve the Goal of Green Cities.
The event gains further significance in the light of the recent visit of the President of Sri Lanka to India and upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka on 13th March.
UBM India annually hosts India and Asia’s most popular Renewable Energy India show at Greater Noida, India. The expo attracts more than 500 exhibitors, several international pavilions, 15,000 trade visitors besides workshops and multi track conference sessions.
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