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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, MEA organizes ASEAN-India High-Level Virtual Conference on Renewable Energy

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 08, Feb 2022
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The ASEAN-India High-Level Virtual Conference on Renewable Energy being organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Ministry of External Affairs began today. The High-Level Conference, over a period of two days, will focus on the theme, Experience, and Innovations for Integrated Renewables Market.

Secretary, New, and Renewable Energy welcomed the high-level dignitaries from ASEAN member countries to the inaugural Ministerial session and set the context for the conference. Secretary of State, Ministry of Mines and Energy of Cambodia Tun Lean the current chair of ASEAN, and Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Bhagwanth Khuba delivered special addresses. They spoke about renewable energy plans and achievements of ASEAN and India and stressed the need for carrying forward India-ASEAN cooperation in the field of renewable energy to facilitate energy transitions to fight climate change.
The Ministerial session was addressed by Energy Ministers and their senior representatives from the ASEAN member countries. The dignitaries talked about the renewable energy ambitions, progress made, and priority areas for their countries and reiterated their commitment to taking India-ASEAN cooperation in the sector forward. Director-General, International Solar Alliance briefed the Ministers on the vision and plans of the alliance and potential benefits for ASEAN member countries joining the alliance.

Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy R K Singh delivered the keynote address and said that India and ASEAN can work together to develop an entire ecosystem for renewables that promotes knowledge sharing, capacity building, and technical assistance and also explore joint initiatives for the development of renewable energy manufacturing hubs in the region. He applauded ASEAN efforts to achieve the development of an ASEAN Power Grid and said that India foresees opportunities to expand this grid integration beyond ASEAN to the Indian sub-continent in line with the One Sun One World One Grid initiative. The Minister congratulated Indonesia for taking over the presidency of G20 in 2022 and said that India will work closely with the Indonesian Presidency on facilitating as well as accelerating the global energy transition. He reiterated India’s commitment to work together with ASEAN to establish a strong relationship in the renewables sector based on the foundation of historical and cultural ties between ASEAN and India.

Sources : News on AIR