9th National Conference on Indian Energy Sector: Synergy with Energy 2014

Considering the importance and need for energy efficiency, the ‘9th National Conference on Indian Energy Sector–Synergy with Energy’ with the theme Energy Efficiency: Technologies, Trends & developments was organized in Ahmedabad between May 23-24, 2014 by Saket Projects Ltd.

An eight member delegation from GERMI attended this conference. The delegates were:

  • Dr. T. Harinarayana, Director, GERMI-RIIC, Gandhinagar (as the chairman of session II of Day 1 at the conference)
  • Mr. Sanjay Behura, Scientist ‘B’, Solar Energy Research Wing, GERMI-RIIC (as a speaker)
  • Ms. Charu Goel, Summer Intern at GERMI
  • Ms. Hatchinghoi Haokip, Summer Intern at GERMI
  • Mr. K. Jaya Kashyap, Summer Intern at GERMI
  • Mr. Kshitij Tiwari, Summer Intern at GERMI
  • Mr. Ajay Kumar, Summer Intern at GERMI
  • Mr. N. V. M. Manyam Telukuntla, Summer Intern at GERMI


  • Welcome Address by Shri D. L. Pandya, Convener - Saket Projects Ltd.
  • Address by Guest of Honour, Shri Ishwarbhai Bhavsar, Chairman, Gujarat Energy Development Agency, Gandhinagar
  • Special Address, Shri Harish Mehta, Director, Suzlon Group, New Delhi
  • Address by Guest of Honour by Shri V. S. Verma, Hon’ble Ex-Member, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi
  • Keynote Address by Shri S. P. Garnaik, Head-Energy Efficiency
  • Inaugural Address: Shri Saurabh Patel, Hon'ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Cottage & Salt Industry, Industry, Mines, Minerals, Planning, Finance, Energy & Petrochemicals, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

SESSION I: Existing Mechanisms, Policy & Regulations for Market transformation in Energy Efficiency

  • Chairman: Shri S. P. Garnaik, Head-Energy Efficiency, ICF International, New Delhi
  • Shri Milind Deore, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), New Delhi -Energy Efficiency Programs and Schemes by Bureau of Energy Efficiency - Municipal data site management
  • Shri Anil Kumar Singh, Sr. Vice President–Operations & Technical Services, Adani Power Ltd, Mundra - Advantages of Super Critical Technology in Power Generation
  • Dr. M. B. Joshi, General Manager (Technical & Coordination), Sardar Sarovar Naramada Nigam Ltd., Gandhinagar - Solar panels installed on the canal of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Tubine rotates in both the direction so that peak hours demand can be met by reusing the water.
  • Dr. V. Siva Reddy, Principal Scientist, Solar Division, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI), Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat - Role of Solar Energy to Enhance Agriculture Production
  • Dr. S. H. Suthar, Principal & I/c. Dean, Renewable Energy & Environmental Engineering College, SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar, Dantiwada - Biogas Technology for the Upliftment of Farmers and Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Presentation: Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd, Baroda

SESSION II: Promising Energy Efficient Technologies

  • Chairman: Dr. T. Harinarayana, Director, GERMI-RIIC, Gandhinagar
  • Dr. Anant Shukla,Technical Expert,TRIGEN (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH), New Delhi - Case study on Trigeneration technology: An Approach towards Higher Energy Efficiency and Urban Emission Reduction Strategies; Quantification of Energy Efficiency, Emission Reduction Potential and Policy Implications
  • Shri Naveen Bhutani, Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, ABB Ltd, Bangalore - Energy Fingerprint for Power Plants
  • Dr. Arvind Patel, Managing Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd., Gandhinagar - New Trend of Indigenous Renewable Energy for India
  • Shri Sanjay Behura, Scientist ‘B’, Solar Energy Research Wing, GERMI-RIIC, Gandhinagar - Graphene for Photovoltaic Applications
  • Shri Paresh Luhana, General Manager- Marketing, Inox Wind Ltd, Noida - Wind Energy: Trends & Developments
  • Shri U. C. Gaur, General Manager (Energy Efficiency Vertical), SIDBI, Mumbai - SIDBI's Initiatives for Energy Efficiency in MSMEs

At the 9th National Conference on Indian Energy Sector; from left to right: Mr. Paresh Luhana, Mr. U. C. Gaur, Dr. Arvind Patel, Dr. T. Harinarayana (Chairman), Dr. Anant  Shukla, Mr. Sanjay Behura and Dr. Naveen Bhutani.

Group photograph of the speakers with session chairman Prof. T. Harinarayana.