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IESA, IITMRP to organize 'EnVision' energy festival to serve net-zero emissions

India's leading clean technology alliance India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), in partnership with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP), is organizing 'EnVision' industry-academia event between November 3-5 at IITMRP, Chennai. 

Called as India's first energy festival, EnVision is one of its kind event featuring seminars, panel discussions, student led project demonstrations, and activities surrounding the discourse "Towards Net-Zero", according to IESA. The conference will be witnessed by CXOs, industry members, government dignitaries, and institutional bodies who will be a part of this energy festival.

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.

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 percent Renewable Energy by 2047, one of the ambitious goals we have challenged ourselves to achieve for India as part of our 10X initiative." he added.

Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA 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."

Early this year, IESA signed an MoU with IITMRP for accelerating industry-academia collaborations. The 3-day conference explores over ten thematic areas, following the larger theme of techno-economic readiness of Renewable Energy technologies and their estimated commercialization timelines. 

The first day of the conference will focus on technologies immediately available for commercialization. Day two is for technologies which can be scaled in 5 to 10 years, and the last day of the event will be dedicated to technologies that require major R&D today, which can be scaled in 10 to 15 years.

EnVision is expected to be a one-stop summit to discuss various burning issues to craft the future of cleantech in India, with 15+ expert talks and 6+ panel discussions. The participants are to engage in dialogue on various topics including technology and economics, short duration grid storage using batteries, thermal storage systems, enhancing energy efficiency, EVs, green hydrogen generation and so on.

Prominent speakers to attend the event include Milind Kulkarni, President - PV Manufacturing, Reliance New Energy Solar; Sujoy Ghosh, Vice President & Country Managing Director India, First Solar; Dr. R. Gopalan, Reg Director, ARCI; Ravi Chandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India; Akshay Singhal, Chief of Climate Action, Log9; Randheer Singh of NITI; Shaji John, Sr. VP, Ohmium; Anuradda Ganesh, Chief Technical Advisor, Cummins; Dr. Sanik Nag, TATA Steel; Dr. A.K. Naik, Principal Scientist, BARC, and Alexander Hogeveen Rutter, Private Sector Specialist, ISA, to name a few. 

The event also promises to showcase student led innovations and project demonstrations, screening of documentaries on sustainability, climate change and renewable energy, and a novel EV parade through the IITM campus till IITMRP.

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Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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