DAY 01


01 February 2022

TimeSession Title
14:00-14:30Welcome Address and Opening Remarks on The Role and Importance of Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation by AEEE
14:30-14:45Keynote Address by Brian Motherway, Head of the Energy Efficiency Division at the International Energy Agency
14:45-15:00Virtual Exhibition Area Launch + Break
15:00-16:00Executive Dialogue 1: Uptake of carbon pricing by businesses in India - Opportunities and Challenges
Session Brief: As companies embark on decarbonization pathways, putting a price on carbon pollution is an efficient strategy to manage carbon risk, reduce carbon emissions, and combat climate change. Rather than tackling emissions at the project level, a sector-level understanding could enable companies to assess better its impacts on businesses and the risks and opportunities that a low-carbon economy presents. This session will delve into the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for India Inc to understand the 'How' piece of implementing carbon pricing in India.

Expert Speaker: Suvojoy Sengupta (Partner - McKinsey, Gurgaon)

Executive Speakers:
• David Yeo (Partner- Corporate Solutions, Asia Clean Energy Partners)
• Manish Dabkara (MD & CEO, EKI Energy Services Ltd)
• Vinod K Kala (Founder, Director at Emergent Ventures India Pvt Ltd)

Special Session: Promoting Domestic Manufacturing Ecosystem for Appliance industry in India: Perspectives from ICAP and Make in India

16:00-17:00Fireside Chat-Triple Sector Approach to Achieve Decarbonisation Goals by Gauri Singh, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
17:00-19:00Structured Expert Dialogue: Role and Importance of Multilateral/Bilateral Organisations and Foundations in India’s Decarbonisation Journey
Session Brief: A synergistic relationship between the government and the MBOs can create a suitable developmental model for India.The session aims to have presentations from MBOs and Foundations on the role they are envisaging in India’s Decarbonisation Journey.

Expert Speak: Anil Kumar Jain (Coal Secretary and, Former MoEFCC Additional Secretary, Initiator of India Cooling Action Plan, Former Energy Advisor, NITI Aayog, Initiator of India Energy Security Scenarios and National Energy Policy)

Executive Speakers:
• John Smith-Sreen (Director of the Indo-Pacific Office for USAID/India)
• Abhas Jha (Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank)
• Tobias Winter (Director at Indo-German Energy Forum SO, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH)
• Shirish Sinha (Acting Executive Director, India & Director, Climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF))
• Moutushi Sengupta (Director India Office, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation)
• Anshu Bharadwaj (CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation)
• Melanie Slade (Senior Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies, International Energy Agency)

DAY 02


02 February 2022

TimeSession Title
10:00-10:30Business at the bottom of the pyramid: A Barefoot Journey to Tilonia by Dr Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy
10:30-11:30Executive Dialogue 2: Decarbonising the building construction sector in India
Session Brief: Building materials such as cement, steel, glass, bricks among others, contribute approximately 16% to the total GHG emissions in India. Moreover, the floor area in India is projected to increase by 264% by 2050 than the 2015 level. Additionally, embodied carbon plays a much bigger role in India than in the developed countries because of lower appliance penetration. Hence, both design and material substitution/innovation strategies to mitigate embodied emissions from building construction are critical to make the built environment a net-zero carbon emitter.

Expert Speak: Thomas Lützkendorf (Head of Chair, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)/ University of Karlsruhe (TH))

Chair: Rajan Rawal (Senior Advisor, CARBSE, CEPT Research and Development Foundation)

Executive Speakers:
• Peter Graham (CEO & Executive Director, GBPN & A.Prof Architecture Monash University, Melbourne Australia)
• Sameer Maithel (Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd)
• Sunita Purushottam (Head of Sustainability at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd)
• Guruprakash Sastry (Regional Head - Infrastructure/Green Initiatives at Infosys)

Executive Dialogue 3: Leveraging demand flexibility to make Indian power grid resilient, reliable and cost-effective
Session Brief: Rising share of variable RE, along with rapid increase in peak power demand, provides a unique opportunity to adopt cost-effective and reliable flexible demand-side solutions for maintaining flexibility and resiliency of the grid even as India becomes power adequate. The collection of distributed energy resources (DERs) like flexible appliances, battery electric vehicles, energy storage, grid-interactive buildings and microgrids will further widen the canvas of Demand Response (DR) programs. The session will act as a forum to gather the views of key stakeholders and identify opportunities and challenges to help develop an ancillary market around dispatchable demand resource in India.

Expert Speak: S.K. Soonee (Former Advisor, CEO POSOCO, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd)

Chair: Sushanta K Chatterjee (Chief (Regulatory Affairs), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission)

Executive Speakers:
• Mahesh Patankar (Founder and Managing Director, MP Ensystems Advisory Pvt. Ltd.)
• Abhishek Ranjan (Senior VP – Strategy (Utilities & Retail), ReNew Power Private Limited)
• Anupam Shrivastava (Head Business Development & Policy, Intellismart Infrastructure Private Limited)
• Sabyasachi Pattanaik (Director, Regulatory Affairs & Market Development (OPower-Oracle Utilities))
11:40-12:40Executive Dialogue 4: Transforming the Experience of Indian energy consumers Through Digital Technologies
Session Brief: Digitalisation is an integral part of the ensuing energy transition and decarbonisation. Digital innovations have empowered consumers to emerge as active players in the energy transition, capable of monitoring and controlling their energy consumption on one hand and enhancing the comfort of consumers on the other. With shifting consumer behaviour, energy products and services companies must meet the expectations of a seamless customer experience regardless of channel or place while also warranting data privacy protocols. This session aims to explore the synergy between digitalisation of energy systems and consumer expectations on the value addition of digitalization and explore answers to pertinent queries like “Are consumers willing to grab digital technologies to manage their energy use while enhancing their indoor environment?”

Expert Speak: Manish Pant (Zone President East Asia & Japan at Schneider Electric)

Chair: Rahul Tongia (Senior Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP))

Executive Speakers:
• Gaurav Burman (APAC President at 75F)
• Umesh Bhutoria (Chief Executive Officer, Xempla- Asset Performance Analytics for Facility Management Teams)
• Vishal Garg (Professor and Head, the Center for IT in Building Science at IIIT Hyderabad)
• Viraj Srivastava (Principal Data Scientist, Connected Plant, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab)

Executive Dialogue 5: Mainstreaming Energy Efficient and Low Energy Cooling Appliances to Achieve Thermal Comfort for a Billion Lives (Powered by SHEETAL)
Session Brief: The energy consumption by space cooling appliances outweighs the energy consumption by other appliances in India’s building sector cumulatively. It is no surprise then that India is one of the first countries to come out with a comprehensive and ambitious India Cooling Action Plan. At present, the Government of India bestows various opportunities such as the Atmanirbhar Bharat Initiative, Super-Efficient Equipment Programme (SEEP), S&L program, PLI schemes that could enable self-reliance in the supply chain, job creation, reduction in manufacturing cost, economies of scale, reduction in cost to the consumer increased access to affordable and energy-efficient appliances. This session aims to bring forward the private sector role and technology potential in expediting the transition towards super energy-efficient appliances (SEEA) for reducing the space cooling appliances’ energy consumption in India’s building sector.

Expert Speak: Chirag Baijal (Managing Director- HVAC, Carrier)

Chair: Kanwaljeet Jawa (President, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA) & Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt Ltd)

Executive Speakers:
• Mayur Sundararajan (Business Head- Superfan at Versa Drives Private Limited )
• Amitabh Sur (National President, ISHRAE)
• Falgun Shah (CEO - International Subsidiaries at Symphony Limited)
• Gaurang Dabholkar (Vice President, Kirloskar Chillers Pvt Ltd)
12:40-13:10Special Address: How to De-Risk Energy Efficient Investments in a World of Uncertainties (Powered by Eurovent Certita)
14:00-15:00Executive Dialogue 6: Can District Cooling Solutions Help Cool Indian Cities and Neighbourhoods more Sustainably?
Session Brief: District Cooling Systems (DCS) can help meet India’s cooling demand at city and neighbourhood level where there is an expectation of significant cooling demand for both residential and commercial/retail sector. DCS provides triple sector benefits, as it would create a new business industry leading to job creation and economic growth, provide thermal comfort and social wellbeing and reduce the energy demand by around 40% than conventional systems while using environmentally friendly refrigerants. While the technology is fairly well understood, what are the challenges and the opportunities in deploying this technology from a business model and regulatory/policy perspective will be discussed in this session.

Expert Speak: Atul Bagai (Head of Country Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP))

Chair: Markus Wypior (Deputy Programme Coordinator, GIZ India)

Executive Speakers:
• Arijit Sengupta (Director at Bureau of Energy Efficiency)
• Sudheer Perla (Country Manager, India - Tabreed)
• Rajeev Sharma (Vice President, Engineering & Construction, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City)
• Amit Jain (Head – ESCO Business, Tata Power Trading Company Limited)

Executive Dialogue 7: Decarbonising the transportation sector in India
Session Brief: The transportation sector is the fastest-growing source of carbon emissions in India due to its dependence on oil combustion. While the focus has been on road transport, a comprehensive strategy needs to look at rail, air and maritime transport as well. Deep decarbonisation of the transport sector is receiving significant attention now, with a particular focus on electrification. The session will look at the technology trends for deep decarbonisation of the transport sector, critical challenges ahead for clean mobility in India as it is also one of the primary reasons for the degraded air quality in many parts of India, strategies to decarbonisation freight and heavy transportation and plans for reducing the carbon footprint for railway, aviation and maritime shipping sectors.

Expert Speak: Sanjeev Kumar (Chairman, Airports Authority of India)

Chair: Anjan Ray (Director - Indian Institute of Petroleum and Head - HRDG at CSIR)

Executive Speakers:
• Pranav Shrivastava (General Manager - R&D, Denso International India Pvt Ltd)
• Rupa Nandy (Head of UITP (International Association of Public Transport) India)
• Awadhesh Kumar Jha (Executive Director, Fortum Charge & Drive India Pvt Ltd)
• N Mohan (DGM (Head-EVCI), Convergence Energy Services Limited)
• Prashant K Banerjee (Executive Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers)
15:00-16:00Decarbonisation of Indian Industries (Powered by Danfoss)
Session Brief: The objective of the session is to take a look at the role of industries in India’s decarbonisation journey and to learn, share and acknowledge some of the best practices followed by select industry leaders, who are taking giant strides in their decarbonisation initiatives.

Chair: L Nagahari Krishna (Director – Industry Affairs & Regional Hotspots, Danfoss)

Executive Speakers:
• Raju Goyal (Chief Technical Officer, UltraTech Cement Ltd, Aditya Birla Group Company)
• Ponnuswami M (Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemicals Group)
• Padu Padmanabhan (Author, First Fuel: India’s Energy Efficiency Journey; Founder AEEE)
• Kiran Ananth (Principal Counsellor, Confederation of Indian Industry)
16:00-16:30Special Session: Sustainable Urbanisation for Healthier Tomorrow by Dhiraj Wadhwa (Director, Carrier India)
16:30-16:40Valedictory Session
17:00-18:30Exclusive Executive Roundtable: Net Zero Pathways - How India Inc can plan and achieve decarbonisation goals (by invitation only)