1st International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (2017) at Jaipur (Download PDF)

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First International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) was kicked off in Jaipur. Five-day symposium is organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).

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Objectives of INSPIRE 2017

  • International Conference to bring together stakeholders such as policy makers, innovators, financiers, influencers for best practices in the sector.

  • Provide a platform for energy efficiency community to discuss energy efficiency policies, market transformation strategies, emerging technologies, delivery, and business-model driven transformations.

  • Provide global thought-leaders and implementers expand perspectives on energy efficiency and spur ideas to utilize energy efficiency.

Main Highlights of Symposium

High-level deliberations driven by policy makers and experts from:

  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

  • The World Bank Group

  • The Energy Institute (TERI)

  • International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), USA

  • Representatives of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) - a high-level global forum to promote policies and programmes that advance clean energy technology.

Importance of India in Energy Efficiency

  • India as the third largest energy consumer in the world is crucial for mitigating climate change.

  • World Bank in partnership with EESL is funding a $300 million programme through a long-term low cost loan.

  • As a growth country, timely interventions now in India would put it in right track of efficient energy consumption.

  • India with the help of EESL’s UJALA scheme is seen a global leader in energy efficiency schemes. India started an innovative market-led approach towards energy efficiency.

  • India has charted its progress towards being a low-carbon economy, through implementation of large scale zero subsidy initiatives like Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA), Street lighting National Programme, Electric vehicles, Smart Meter programme, Solar Rooftop projects etc.

  • India’s unified action plan for climate change outlines many steps, which simultaneously advance India’s development and climate change-related objectives.

What is Energy Intensity?

Energy intensity is a measure of the energy efficiency of a nation’s economy calculated as energy per unit of GDP.

  • High-energy intensities indicate a high price or cost of converting energy into GDP.

  • Low energy intensity indicates a lower price or cost of converting energy into GDP.

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Image of Energy Intensity

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EESL Web App

  • A mobile app for EESL’s various programmes allow consumers to connect with the organisation for its various programmes, lodge complaints, and track real time complaint status.

  • Would allow access to real-time status of Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) dashboard at state, district and Urban Local Body (ULB) levels across the country.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 12, 2017

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