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RuDiCON 2013 to mark the importance of clean energy for power needs

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The Indian Merchants’ Chamber research wing, IMC-Economic Research & Training Foundation (ERTF) is organizing a two day conference RuDiCON 2013 on 17 – 18 January 2013 at IMC, Mumbai.


The theme for this year’s RuDiCON is “Distributed Clean Energy: A Pathway to India's Green Economy”. This conference will kick start with a pre-conference training event captioned ENTREE developed exclusively for young professionals and investors. Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation is the knowledge partner for this event.


Said Mr Niranjan Hiranandani, President, IMC, “In today’s scenario, energy security is perceived as a classic element for any developing nation pursuing a challenging growth strategy. However, the current status of the power sector in India portrays a large scale of disparities across states, mainly due to the inability to meet the vast demand-supply gap and lags in the field of technological innovation.” “Therefore, IMC initiates RuDiCON, a platform to foster communication among various stakeholders in the energy sector and to share new insights and ideas on distributed generation of clean energy focusing on off-grid solutions, “explained Mr Hiranandani.


RuDiCON 2013 will be graced my eminent speakers like Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Minister of Power, Mr. Alan Rosling, Chairman, Kiran Energy, Mr. Vivek Gupta, Director, Saran Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd, Ms. Svati Bhogle, Secretary, TIDE, Dr. V Venkat Ramani, Director, Thrive Energy Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Prof. Rangan Banerjee, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, Dr. Shireesh Kedare, Director, Clique Solar, Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance, Mr. Poul Jensen, Director, EBTC, Mr. Ashish Khanna, India Energy Team Leader, World Bank, Dr. Ritu Kumar, Director, Actis etc. The programme will revolve around the status of Distributed Clean Power Generation (DCPG) across key Indian States; successful business models of DCPG, Benefitting from Energy Access, Frontier Technologies and Technology Transfer in Distributed Clean Power Delivery, Financing Rural Energy for Off-Grid Solutions. For leveraging on the various discussions and insights on various aspects relating to distributed generation of clean power, the conference will conclude with an open house discussion for drawing up a roadmap, to be forwarded as recommendations to the government.


Government of India is making enormous efforts with ambitious targets set on renewable sources of energy in its 12th five year plan in view of the importance of distributed clean power generation. To contribute these efforts, IMC initiated RuDiCon in Conference series in 2011. The idea of RuDiCon is to foster communication among various key stake holders in the energy sector to share new insights on distributed generation of clean energy focusing on off-grid solutions in rural India.


After the successful and rewarding stint of two years, IMC is organizing RuDiCon 2013 in association with Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation as knowledge partner.



Since, its inception RuDiCON has played a pivotal role in boosting the importance of renewable and clean energy for rural and urban power needs. RuDiCON has played a major role firstly, by providing a platform for encouraging budding entrepreneurs in the field of renewable and clean energy sector and working towards RuDiCON’s vision of electrifying 60000 villages in India at an affordable price, secondly, providing a major interface between the stakeholders in this sector like NGOs, manufacturers, research organizations, consultants and financing agencies and honoring villagers who implemented clean energy initiatives.



For Registration for the conference, please contact: anita.naik@imcnet.org


Business | News published on 10 / 01 / 2013 by Bharat Vasandani

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