RE2TN Workshop on Renewable Energy in Tamil Nadu on February 4 and 5


Promotion of climate-friendly technologies in Tamil Nadu, India, will be one of the initiatives that the upcoming workshop on Renewable Energy to Tamil Nadu [RE2TN] that will be organized on February 4 and 5 in Chennai, would take up.

The two day workshop, which is being organized jointly by DEG (Deutsche Investitions‐und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH), a subsidiary of KFW, a German government-owned development bank and iPLON GmbH, an international leader in the area of Solar PV monitoring systems and Total Life Cycle Management will have speakers from Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai, utility company from Hall- Germany, important stakeholders in Indo-German co-operation, and would be an ideal platform for the stakeholders in Tamil Nadu.

Victor Thamburaj, Managing Director, iPLON, unveiled the logo and the official website for RE2TN in the presence of Susanne Striegler, Senior Investment Manager from DEG, Germany and Peter Breuning , Stadwerke- Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. RE2TN is expected to provide an excellent opportunity for the investors to exchange their innovative ideas and new research findings in the Renewable Energy sector.

RE2TN will mainly focus on Power Evacuation, grid stability, energy management in Tamil Nadu, knowledge transfer and know-how of RE to India especially to Tamil Nadu, finding ways to increase the renewable energy mix for a stable electricity grid and guaranteed secure supply at the standard frequency.

According to Victor Thamburaj, Managing Director, iPLON India Pvt. Ltd, RE2TN aims to provide a platform for the stakeholders in Tamil Nadu and policy-makers throughout India to understand the various dimensions of RE industry, live demo on smart grid system, a state-of-the-art technology which educate them on how to keep a track on energy consumption and meet the growing energy needs in Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu being a leader in wind power generation with the installed capacity of 7179 MW, rich in RE sector with vast potentials in various forms of energy sources like wind, solar, biomass, bagasse – cogeneration plants, small hydro plants etc would be an ideal place to have such workshops which creates more green jobs in the rural area and lead the state to move from the fossil fuel society to a cleaner, de-central smart community, he has said.

Under the Indo-German bilateral development cooperation, KFW, a German government-owned development bank, in April 2013, agreed to support the Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project with funds amounting to 1 billion euros over a period of five years.

iPLON has been chosen as a Partner by DEG, a subsidiary of KFW to conduct various workshops on behalf of KFW/DEG to promote business initiatives in developing and emerging market countries as a contribution to sustainable growth and improved living conditions of the local population. DEG also provides long‐term financing and advice available to private enterprises investing in these countries.

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