India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) in partnership with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) are organizing “EnVision”, India’s First Energy Festival from November 3rd- 5th, 2022 at IITMRP, Chennai.
The event will be inaugurated by Dr. N Kalaiselvi (Director General, CSIR – Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI), Dr. Ajay Mathur ( Director General, International Solar Alliance) and Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala (President- IITMRP, IITMIC & RTBI).
It will be an industry-academia event and features seminars, panel discussions, student led project demonstrations and activities surrounding the discourse “Towards Net-Zero”. The conference will be witnessed by CXOs, Industry members, government dignitaries, and institutional bodies who will be a part of this energy festival.
Earlier this year, IESA signed an MoU with IITMRP for accelerating Industry Academia collaborations. The 3-day conference explores 10+ thematic areas over the course of the conference following the larger theme of techno-economic readiness of Renewable Energy technologies and their estimated commercialization timelines. Day one of the conference will focus on technologies immediately available to commercialise, the second day is for technologies which can be scaled in 5 to 10 years and the third day will be on technologies, which require major R&D today, so that they can scale in 10 to 15 years.
EnVision will be a one-stop summit to discuss various burning issues to craft the future of cleantech in India through 15+ expert talks and 6+ panel discussions. As a participant, one will witness thought-provoking dialogue and discourse ranging across topics from Renewable energy generation: Technology and economics, short duration grid storage: Batteries, thermal storage systems to Enhancing energy efficiency: Heating and Cooling, Electric Vehicles, Green Hydrogen generation and more.
EnVision will feature expert talks by over 25+ top energy voices from industry & academia including; Milind Kulkarni (President – PV Manufacturing, Reliance New Energy Solar); Sujoy Ghosh (Vice President & Country Managing Director India, First Solar); Dr. R. Gopalan (Reg Director, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials); Ravi Chandran Purushothaman (President, Danfoss India); Akshay Singhal (Chief of Climate Action, Log9), Randheer Singh (Director – Electric Mobility and ACC Program, NITI Aayog), Shaji John (Sr. VP, Ohmium); Dr. Anuradda Ganesh (Chief Technical Advisor, Cummins Technologies); Dr. A.K. Nayak (Principle Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre); Alexander Hogeveen Rutter (Private Sector Specialist, International Solar Alliance) and many more.
The event also promises a showcase of 10+ student led innovations & project demonstrations, Screening of thought-provoking documentaries on sustainability, climate change & renewable energy and a novel Electric Vehicle (EV) Parade where miscellaneous EV fabrications take to the road in a rally through the IITM campus till IITMRP.
Speaking about the event, Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala, President, IIT Madras Research Park & IITM Incubation Cell says “India ranks third in the world in total greenhouse gas emissions – the result of having the second-largest population and being the third largest in energy consumption. This clearly indicates that the time to act on this is now. By jointly initiating a platform like EnVision, we are bringing together the best across industry, academia, startups and students to work collaboratively on innovative solutions that can help us achieve net zero by 2047.”
“This will accelerate our sustainable energy transition and enable us to deploy clean energy technologies at scale. We also hope to greatly accelerate India’s move towards achieving 100% Renewable Energy by 2047, one of the ambitious goals we have challenged ourselves to acheive for India as part of our 10X initiative.” he added.
Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance expresses, “We are happy to partner with IITMRP for driving industry academia partnership. Envision is India’s first energy festival that is bringing together industry experts, eminent professors, energy start-ups, students and research scholars on one platform to share best practices and solutions Towards Net Zero. The participants will have an exciting and unique opportunity to learn from the best. This is one of the kind of event which cannot be missed.”