Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) products constitute roughly half of India’s export and their share in India’s total GDP (in terms of Gross Value Added) and manufacturing output is approximately 1/3rd while providing employment to staggering 123 million people. MSMEs consume roughly half of industrial electricity consumption in India but also offer an estimated rooftop potential of 15-18 GW. Despite such potential less than 1GW has been tapped due to the lack of low-cost debt financing. Besides, deploying rooftop solar is not counted as a measure which advances energy efficiency. Recognizing the need for tripling renewable power and doubling energy efficiency by 2030, this webinar aims to discuss how integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency measures could be one possible pathway to achieve that goal.
Moderator: Dr. Shashwat Kumar, Fellow, Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
- P.S. Sunder - Joint Director, Bureau of Energy Efficiency
- J.K. Jethani, Scientist F, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Executive Director, Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States
- Mahesh Patankar, Adjunct Fellow (Non-Resident), Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
- Sandy Fazeli, Senior Managing Director, National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) & Adjunct Fellow (Non-Resident), Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
This event is made possible by general contributions to CSIS.