In-person conference

30 - 31 January 2023

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a two day in-person conference “Advanced Clean Energy Technologies” in Gurugram bringing together policy makers, investors, project developers, technology suppliers and equipment manufacturers to deliberate on new opportunities and challenges on the technology front. We were joined by senior industry stakeholders across the value chain from key players like Greenko, NTPC, ReNew Power, Avaada, Waaree, O2 Power, Hero Future Energies, Ayana Renewables, Mahindra Teqo, First Solar, Fluence, Sungrow, Solis, Vikram Solar, Growatt, Greenstat Hydrogen, Envision Energy, Inox Winds, Longi, Jinko, and 3E.




10:00 – 10:30

Opening presentation by BRIDGE TO INDIA

10:30 – 10:45

Keynote address by MNRE

10:45 – 12:00


  • Boosting R&D
  • Collaboration between government, private sector and academia
  • Adaptation for Indian use
  • Developing skills, standrards and testing infrastructure; securing mineral and metal supplies; manufacturing capability

Panellists: Mr. Mohit Bhargava, Executive Director, Head – Renewable Energy (NTPC), Mr. Ivan Saha, Chief Executive Officer (Vikram Solar), Mr. Sujoy Ghosh, Vice President & Country Managing Director (First Solar), Mr. Bimal Jindal, Sr. Vice President, Head Green Hydrogen Business (L&T)

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 1:30

Case studies, presentation and agenda

  • HJT v TOP-Con v IBC
  • Perovskite technologies
  • Larger module sizes
  • Power output yield and LCOE impact

Panellists: Mr. Rajneesh Shrotriya, Chief Technology Officer (Sterling & Wilson), Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Managing Director (Longi), Mr. Sunil Rathi, Director – Sales & Marketing (Waaree), Mr. Pavan Mathur, Head – Technical Services (Longi), Mr. Manish Narula, Executive Vice President – South Asia (Jinko Solar)

1:30 – 2:30


2:30 – 3:30

Case studies, presentations, agenda

  • String and central inverters
  • Micro inverters making in-roads
  • Increasing inverter sizes and BOS considerations

Panellists: Mr. Nataraja MS, Technical Head India (Sungrow), Mr. Shantanu Sirsath, Technical Head India (Growatt), Mr. Prem Singh, Director – Projects – C&I Business (Amp Energy), Mr. Idrish Khan, Chief Technology Officer (Solis)

3:30 – 3:45


3:45 – 5:00


  • New efficient turbine designs
  • New offshore technologies
  • Performance reliability and uptime

Panellists: Mr. Mathusudhana S K, Chief Executive Officer(Inox Green), Mr. Ranjith Nair, Director Business Development, Global Expansion & Strategy (Kshema Power), Mr. Sudhir Pathak, Head of Engineering and Quality (Hero Future Energies), Mr. Gopan PR, Country Head – Product and International Solutions (Envision)

10:00 – 11:30


  • Different electrolyser technologies
  • Reducing LCOE
  • Scaling up electrolyser manufacturing capacity
  • Policy framework

Panellists: Mr. Ghanshyam Prasad, Chairperson (CEA, Ministry of Power), Dr. J. P Gupta, Managing Director (Greenstat Hydrogen), Mr. Rajat Seksaria, Chief Executive Officer (Acme) and Mr. Arnava Sinha, Vice President (Greenko)

11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 1:15


  • Advancements in Li-ion technologies
  • Alternate technologies: flow batteries, redox, advanced lead acid, liquid metal, solid state – finding right technology for right application
  • Assessing performance risk and operating parameters
  • Supply risks

Battery manufacturers, EPCs, project developers and policy makers

Panellists: Mr. Rahul Jain, Vice President and Head of Utility BD (Renew Power), Mr. Arul Shanmugasundaram, Executive Director – Operations (Ayana Renewable), Mr. Rupam Raja, Chief Commercial Officer (Fluence)

1:15 – 2:15


02:15 – 3:30


  • Current market outlook
  • Competitive landscape
  • Latest technologies
  • Popular business models

Panellists: Mr. Amresh Mahajan, VP – Technology – Sustainability (O2 Power), Mr. Ivan Saha, Chief Executive Officer (Vikram Solar/ TBD), Mr. Puneet Gupta, Chief Technology Officer (Adani Solar/ TBD), Mr. Someshwer Dutt Sharma, Vice President – Innovation (Avaada/ TBD), Mr. Sudhir Pathak, Head Engg Solar Grid Rooftop Wind & International (Hero Future Energies/ TBD)

3:30 – 3:45


3:45 – 5:00


  • Approaches for performance analysis
  • AI based solutions for asset management
  • Data analytics and business intelligence
  • Smart grid management

Panellists: Mr. Amit Kumar Mittal, Executive Director Operations (Radiance Renewables), Mr. Ashish Unadkat, Head – Business Development (Mahindra Teqo), Mr. Prem Singh, Director Projects – C&I business (Amp Energy), Mr. Vikas Mathur, Country Manager – India (3E)

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