Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) presents


Transitioning Towards Carbon Neutral Bharat using Energy Efficiency as a First Fuel of Choice

01-02 February 2022



Forum on Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation (FEED 2022) brings together thought leaders and industry experts to build a dialogue towards making India an energy-efficient economy.

FEED Conference serves as a platform for industry experts and changemakers to position energy efficiency as one of the key differentiators for business competitiveness in the emerging market landscape, and present opportunities to network with energy efficiency experts from across the globe.

This year’s event focuses on decarbonising India’s economy through sectoral collaboration and cooperation, with particular focus on construction sector, power sector, transportation, digitalisation of energy systems, and sustainable cooling solutions.


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

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

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

Executive Dialogue 3: Leveraging demand flexibility to make Indian power grid resilient, reliable and cost-effective
11:40-12:40Executive Dialogue 4: Transforming the Experience of Indian energy consumers Through Digital Technologies

Executive Dialogue 5: Mainstreaming Energy Efficient and Low Energy Cooling Appliances to Achieve Thermal Comfort for a Billion Lives (Powered by SHEETAL)
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?

Executive Dialogue 7: Decarbonising the transportation sector in India
15:00-16:00Decarbonisation of Indian Industries (Powered by Danfoss)
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)


Decarbonisation of Construction Sector

Building materials such as cement, steel, glass etc., contribute approximately 16% to the total GHG emissions in India. Design, material substitution and innovation to mitigate embodied emissions from building construction are critical to making the built environment a net-zero carbon emitter.

Decarbonisation of Power Sector

A vital step toward a comprehensive energy system transformation is decarbonising the power sector. The rising share of variable RE, along with a 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.

Sustainable and Smart Cooling Solutions

 Efficient, affordable and sustainable cooling can help alleviate poverty, reduce food loss, improve health, manage energy demand and combat climate change.

Decarbonisation of Transportation

Deep decarbonisation of the transport sector is vital to reducing emissions. The transportation sector is India's fastest-growing source of carbon emissions 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.

Digitalisation of Energy Systems

Digitalisation is an integral part of the ensuing energy transition and decarbonisation. Digital innovations empower consumers to emerge as active players in the energy transition, capable of monitoring and controlling their energy consumption on the one hand and enhancing the comfort of consumers on the other.

Innovators Connect: Strengthening & Scaling Market-Based Solutions

Startups and entrepreneurs are critical drivers of change and provide innovative solutions to climate change challenges. India's cleantech startup ecosystem is still in its early stages and needs approaches to strengthen and scale market-based cleantech solutions.



Brian Motherway

Head of the Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency

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Dr. Brian Motherway is Head of the Energy Efficiency Division at the International Energy Agency, overseeing a range of analytical and outreach programmes supporting energy efficiency globally. Prior to joining the IEA Brian was Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. Brian holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering and a PhD in sociology.

Gauri Singh

Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency

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Gauri Singh is the Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Ms. Singh brings more than 30 years of experience in policy, advocacy and project implementation within the field of renewable energy and sustainable development from India and the international system. Prior to joining IRENA, Ms. Singh worked within India’s federal government and at the apex level within provincial government.

Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy

Founder of Barefoot College Tilonia

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A social activist and educator, Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy founded the Barefoot College, in the village of Tilonia in Rajasthan, India to provide basic services and solutions in rural communities with the objective of making them self-sufficient. These “barefoot solutions” can be broadly categorised into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment and wasteland development. Prof. Roy was identified as one of the 50 environmentalists who could save the planet by The Guardian in 2008 and as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2010.

Atul Bagai

Head of Country Office, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Atul Bagai is Head of Country Office, United Nations Environment Programme, he joined UN Environment’s Ozone Action programme under the Montreal Protocol as the Regional Officer for South Asia in 2000 and served as Senior Regional Coordinator to build the capacity of subregional networks in Asia. Atul worked with the Government of India for 17 years in a number of senior positions and holds a Post-Graduate degree in History from the University of Delhi.

Chirag Baijal

Managing Director- HVAC, Carrier

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Chirag Baijal is the Managing Director of Commercial HVAC, India Region. In this role at United Technologies Corporation, Chirag is responsible for promoting Air conditioning business with brands like Carrier, Toshiba Air conditioning for India region including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal. A Management graduate with majors in Finance & Marketing, Chirag is also a graduate in Economics.

Manish Pant

Zone President East Asia & Japan at Schneider Electric

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Manish Pant is the Zone President for East Asia and Japan at Schneider Electric based in Singapore. He is responsible for the commercial operations across 14 markets including South-East Asia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Mongolia, driving business performance and transformation. Manish has been with Schneider Electric for more than 23 years and has worked in both operations and strategic roles. Manish started his career in Larsen & Toubro Ltd India, spending six years leading Sales and Marketing.

S.K. Soonee

Former Advisor, CEO POSOCO, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd

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S.K. Soonee has over four decades of experience in Power System Operations of various Regional Grids of India and has worked extensively towards Integration of Grids leading to the formation of the National Grid and now SAARC Grid. He specializes in Power System Operation, Planning, Commercial, Settlement, Restoration and Power Pooling and Governance. S K Soonee is a Life Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of IEEE, Distinguished alumnus IIT Kharagpur, Distinguished Member CIGRE, Fellow INAE, Foreign Member NAE, USA.

Kanwaljeet Jawa

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

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Kanwaljeet Jawa has over four decades of experience in creating value for the brand as well as the customers. He is the senior Associate officer of Daikin industries Japan and also holds a position in the Executive Committee of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC); and has recently been appointed as the Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also holding President’s Chair of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Manufacturers Association (RAMA).
Rajan Rawal

Rajan Rawal

Senior Advisor, CARBSE, CEPT Research and Development Foundation

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Rajan Rawal is a senior advisor at the Center for Advanced Research in Building Science and Energy (CARBSE) and a CRDF Professor at CEPT University. He serves on the Executive Council of Alliance for Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE). Prof. Rajan Rawal has been honoured with Fellow status by the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in 2020 and Fellow status by International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) in 2021, the first Indian architect to receive such honours.

Sushanta K Chatterjee

Chief (Regulatory Affairs), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

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Dr. Chatterjee is presently Chief (Regulatory Affairs) with Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). He has long experience of dealing with power sector reforms, especially, Regulatory Reforms. Dr. Chatterjee’s present academic and professional pursuits involve specialization in public policy and regulation with focus on renewable. He is a Member of various Govt. Committees: related to Renewable Energy. Dr. Chatterjee is a post doctoral research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, USA. He has a PhD in Management and MBA in Finance.

Anjan Ray

Director - Indian Institute of Petroleum and Head - HRDG at CSIR

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Dr. Anjan Ray holds the position of Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. He also leads the Supply Chain vertical of the CSIR Strategy Group, constituted in 2020 for developing CSIR's concerted response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the transformations necessary in the post-COVID world. Dr Ray has an active interest in media, education, heritage and environmental conservation. Dr Ray received his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Prof. Alan MacDiarmid.

Suvojoy Sengupta

Partner - McKinsey, Gurgaon

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Suvojoy Sengupta is a partner at McKinsey and brings over 25 years of experience across all aspects of energy markets and value chain. He has advised clients in the oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors on strategy, technology, operations, and organizational transformation across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His expertise covers fuel marketing, liquified natural gas and natural gas, power generation, transmission, and renewables. Suvojoy is a member of CII Power committee and an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad.

Markus Wypior

Deputy Programme Coordinator, GIZ India

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Markus Wypior has over 20 years of experience in project management, bilateral and multilateral development co-operation, policy advisory and strategic planning in telecommunications, energy, environment and climate change. At present he is responsible for the implementation of the project “Energy transition with DISCOMs” and a project on district cooling within the Indo-German Energy Programme. Markus Wypior holds a degree as an economists from the University of Bonn, Germany.

Sanjeev Kumar

Chairman, Airports Authority of India

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Sanjeev Kumar, an IAS officer of 1993 batch, Maharashtra Cadre has assumed charge of Chairman, Airports Authority of India. Kumar possesses wide experience of infrastructure and Finance sectors in Government of Maharashtra and Government of India. During his tenure with Government of India, he worked as Joint Secretary & Mission director for “Housing for All” project under Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. He designed and launched Prime Minister Aawas Yojna (PMAY) in this capacity. He is an alum of University of Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and IIT, Kanpur.

Thomas Lützkendorf

Head of Chair, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)/ University of Karlsruhe (TH)

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Thomas Lützkendorf (Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.) is a founding member of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and a member of the Editorial Board of Building Research & Information. Within his research and educational work, he is concerned with questions relating to the implementation of sustainable development principles within the construction and property (real estate) industries. Thomas was and currently is involved in the development and testing of sustainability assessment systems for buildings (BNB, DGNB, NaWoh).

Abhas Jha

Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, South Asia Region, World Bank

Abhishek Ranjan

Abhishek Ranjan

Senior VP – Strategy (Utilities & Retail), ReNew Power Private Limited


Amitabh Sur

National President, ISHRAE


Amit Jain

Head – ESCO Business, Tata Power Trading Company Limited


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


Anupam Shrivastava

Head Business Development & Policy, Intellismart Infrastructure Private Limited


Arijit Sengupta

Director at Bureau of Energy Efficiency


Awadhesh Kumar Jha

Executive Director, Fortum Charge & Drive India Pvt. Ltd.


Daljit Singh

Managing Director, Amber Group


David Yeo

Partner - Corporate Solutions, Asia Clean Energy Partners


Eric Foucherot

Head of International Affairs & Partnerships, Eurovent Certita Certification


Falgun Shah

CEO - International Subsidiaries at Symphony Limited


Gaurang Dabholkar

Head - Sales & Execution at Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited


Gaurav Burman

APAC President at 75F


Guruprakash Sastry

Regional Head - Infrastructure/Green Initiatives at Infosys


John Smith-Sreen

Director of the Indo-Pacific Office for USAID/India


Kiran Ananth

Principal Counsellor, Confederation of Indian Industry


L Nagahari Krishna

Director – Industry Affairs & Regional Hotspots, Danfoss


Mahesh Patankar

Founder and Managing Director, MP Ensystems Advisory Pvt. Ltd.


Manish Dabkara

MD & CEO, EKI Energy Services Ltd


Madhur Sehgal

Head of Climate Solutions Sales, Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd


Mayur Karmarkar

Sustainable Energy Team Leader of Copper Alliance, and Managing Director of the International Copper Association India


Mayur Sundararajan

Business Head- Superfan at Versa Drives Private Limited


M K Mehta

Director, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trades Association Ltd. (RATA), and MD, Mercure Metals and Alloys Pvt Ltd (INDIGO)


Moutushi Sengupta

Director India Office, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

N Mohan

N Mohan

DGM (Head-EVCI), Convergence Energy Services Limited


Padu Padmanabhan

Author of 'FIRST FUEL: India's Energy Efficiency Journey & a Radical Vision for Sustainability', International Consultant, Energy & Water Productivity


Peter Graham

CEO & Executive Director, GBPN & A.Prof Architecture Monash University, Melbourne Australia


Ponnuswami M

Chairman & Managing Director, Pon Pure Chemicals Group


Pranav Shrivastava

General Manager - R&D, Denso International India Pvt Ltd

Prashant K Banerjee

Prashant K Banerjee

Executive Director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers


Rahul Tongia

Senior Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)


Rajeev Sharma

Vice President, Engineering & Construction, Gujarat International Finance Tec-City


Raju Goyal

Chief Technical Officer, UltraTech Cement Ltd, Aditya Birla Group Company


Rupa Nandy

Head of UITP (International Association of Public Transport) India


Sabyasachi Pattanaik

Director, Regulatory Affairs & Market Development (OPower-Oracle Utilities)


Sameer Maithel

Director, Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt Ltd


Sandeep Karnati

Co-Founder, and CTO, KIOT Innovations

Shirish Sinha

Shirish Sinha

Acting Executive Director, India & Director, Climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)


Sudheer Perla

Country Manager, India- Tabreed


Sunita Purushottam

Head of Sustainability at Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.


Tobias Winter

Director at Indo-German Energy Forum SO, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


Umesh Bhutoria

Chief Executive Officer, Xempla- Asset Performance Analytics for Facility Management Teams


Vanshaj Kaul

India Representative, Eurovent Certita Certification


Vinod K Kala

Founder, Director at Emergent Ventures India Pvt Ltd


Viraj Srivastava

Principal Data Scientist, Connected Plant, Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab


Vishal Garg

Professor and Head, the Center for IT in Building Science at IIIT Hyderabad


FEED Conference is spearheaded by a team of seasoned professionals in the energy space. On our steering committee we have:

Anshu Bharadwaj

CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

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Anshu Bharadwaj was a member of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS, 1992 batch, Karnataka cadre) and worked in the state government in various capacities. In 2007, he joined as Executive Director of Centre of Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and helped establish CSTEP as a leading technology policy think tank. He functioned as the ED of CSTEP till 2020. His expertise lies in technology and policy aspects of energy and environmental sectors.

Dhiraj Wadhwa

Director, Commerical HVAC - India, Carrier

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At Carrier, Dhiraj has been managing increasing responsibilities in HVAC Businesses for the India region for Marketing and Sales of Commercial Business in the India region besides the Overseas business. He simultaneously engages with nodal agencies to advocate for energy efficient built environments. Dhiraj has over two decades of experience in the HVAC segment. His passion for energy efficiency encourages him to share the same knowledge with the HVAC fraternity for its application at suitable platforms.

Mahua Acharya

MD and CEO, Convergence Energy Services Limited

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Mahua Acharya has two decades of experience in green finance, renewables, and carbon markets. She is an international climate finance and carbon markets expert, having lived and worked in Europe, the USA, Asia and India. She brings innovative thinking, managerial ability and operations experience in India. Prior to this role, Mahua Acharya was Assistant Director General of Global Green Growth Institute, an intergovernmental organisation headquartered in Seoul with operations in 31 countries.

Mayur Karmarkar

Sustainable Energy Team Leader of Copper Alliance, and Managing Director of the International Copper Association India

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Mayur Karmarkar is the Sustainable Energy Team Leader of Copper Alliance, the global network and Managing Director of the International Copper Association India, whose mission is to promote the use of copper that makes this sustainable element an essential contributor to sustainable development. Over the last two decades, he has promoted energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the generation of energy at or near the site where the energy is used.

Melanie Slade

Senior Programme Manager, Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies, International Energy Agency

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Melanie has spent over 25 years in energy efficiency policy development and implementation. She started out working in the UK Government on industrial energy efficiency and has worked with many other governments to establish similar programmes. She moved to the International Energy Agency in February 2014 to manage the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Programme; she and her team works on developing more effective energy efficiency policies, tracking its progress and assessing its potential globally.

Peter duPont

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Asia Clean Energy Partners

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Dr. du Pont has over 30 years of experience developing sustainable energy and climate programmes in the U.S. and Asia. He has worked in a variety of roles consulting and managing for non-profit and private consultancies and development agencies, with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, finance and market incentives, and climate change. He is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Asia Clean Energy Partners and also serves as Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator of the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN).

Satish Kumar

President and Executive Director, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

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Dr. Satish Kumar serves as the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). He has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon and a B. Arch from IIT Roorkee, was nominated for an executive leadership program at Harvard Business School and the University of North Carolina, is a member on the TEAP’s Energy Efficiency Task Force under the Montreal Protocol, is a LEED Fellow (USGBC), Certified Energy Manager and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (Association of Energy Engineers).

Upendra Bhatt

Co-founder and Managing Director, cKinetics; Member of the Board, cKers Finance and Smart Joules

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Upendra Bhatt has over 25 years of industry and investment experience across India, South-East Asia and East Africa in renewable energy and resource efficiency domains. He has been closely associated with project development, program design and shaping innovative market driven models for mainstreaming of technology and service interventions in developing markets. Upendra is also engaged in shaping several sector leading initiatives and is a member of several committees and task forces setup by Govt. of India to progress the sustainability agenda.


All roads to successful clean energy transitions go through India. FEED Conference brings together stakeholders of the energy efficiency ecosystem and facilitates interactions among the stakeholders to enhance business competitiveness through Energy Efficiency in India.


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