Supporting Partners



    The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and Intersolar India are delighted to invite you to the ARE Microgrid Workshop 2018 in Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore on 13 December 2018. 

    The workshop has the following objectives: 

    1. Sharing information on new innovations and digital technologies to bring down technology costs of decentralised renewable energies in India, such as mini/microgrids
    2. Exploring and supporting the link between decentralised renewable energy and job creation in rural areas of India
    3. Promoting business and project development in the decentralised renewable energy sector in India.

    In combination with ARE Microgrid Workshop, the afternoon of the 13 Dec will feature the 1st India-Africa Youth Energy Symposium (IAYES). IAYES is a platform for youth in Indian subcontinent and African continent to deliberate, discuss, design and implement sustainable energy projects to address the energy access issues in their respective countries. This India Africa Youth Energy Symposium(IAYES) will act as a catalyst for brainstorming and ideating necessary solutions for youth centric energy development in India as well as Africa. 

    Registration for both events needed via:



    Programme (13 Dec 2019)

    10.00 - 10.15

    Welcome remarks

    • Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, SPI
    • Jens Jaeger, Policy & Business Development Officer, ARE

    10.15 - 10.45

    Keynote speeches

    • Sukla Chandra, Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures
    • Saptharishi Manikandan, Head of Business Development, India & Middle East, Sterling and Wilson
    10.45 - 11.45

    Session I - Innovative digital technologies to bring down costs of decentralised renewable energy in India


    • Sukla Chandra, Board Member, ARE & Managing Director, GE Licensing & Technology Ventures


    • Boris Horn, Business Development Manager, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
    • Harsh Thacker, Manager - CES MICRO
    • Prasidh Kumar, CEO, Soreva Energy
    11.45 - 12.45

    Session II - Decentralised Renewable Energy & Job Creation in Rural India


    • Rebecca Symington, Board Member, ARE & Executive Director and Trustee, Mlinda Foundation


    • Mohua Mokherjee, Programme Ambassador, ISA
    • Govinda Upadhyay, CEO & Founder, LED-Safari
    • Anurag Kapoor, General Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility, Schneider Electric India
    • Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, Chief Executive Officer of National Solar Energy Federation of India & Chairman of India-Africa Youth Forum
    12.45 - 12.50

    Closing Remarks

    • Jens Jaeger, Policy & Business Development Officer, ARE
    12.50 - 13.30 Networking Reception in the Foyer Lagoon
    13.30 - 16.30 1st India-Africa Youth Energy Symposium (IAYES)


    Date events
    13 December 2018
    Bangalore, India
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    ARE offsets its travel-related CO2 emissions


    Jens Jaeger

    Director of Policy & Business Development

    +32 2 400 10 00