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SMART 2020 India

12:00AM, 06 October 2008
12:00AM, 06 October 2008
To Be Confirmed
SMART 2020 India

SMART 2020 India was the first in a series of four global outreach events following the launch of the SMART 2020 report in June 2008 (produced by The Climate Group and The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The aim of this event was to highlight the report's relevance to key stakeholders in India and to trace a possible roadmap to advance ICT-enabled low carbon opportunities.

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Welcome by Preeti Malhotra, India Director, The Climate Group

Presentation of the SMART 2020 report findings by Jim Walker, COO, The Climate Group (download presentation)

Industry response to SMART 2020

Global industry leaders respond to the findings. What is the current response from the industry to the focus on "green IT"? What is the latest ICT best practice in addressing the indirect impacts?


Arun Seth, (Chair) Chairman and Managing Director, BT India

V Raghuraman, Principal Advisor, CII

Michael Kuehner, Head of India Region, NSN

Smart Grid Prospects in India

Power generation represents about 60% of India's total emissions, yet up to 32% of total generation is lost in transmission and distribution as a result of both commercial and technical losses. The suite of technologies that make up a 'smart grid' hold the potential not only to enable more efficient energy use, but also cleaner energy use. What is needed to facilitate such a change, in terms of standards, financial mechanisms, technology sharing and policy frameworks, and what other barriers need to be overcome.


Nick Parker (Chair), Chairman and Managing Partner, Cleantech Group

Devender Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power (download presentation)

RP Singh, former CMD, PGCIL, and present Managing Director of Yamuna Expressway Project Ltd, Jaiprakash Industries. (download presentation)

Balawant Joshi, Director, ABPS Infra (download presentation)

Smart Building Prospects in India

One of the areas of the greatest global potential for emissions reductions come from new ways of designing, building and using buildings and the wider built environment. What are the standards, financing mechanisms and policies needed to develop smart buildings in India?


Saurabh Kumar (Chair), Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Dr. Mahesh Patankar, Associate Director, IIEC (download presentation)

Kiran Raju, CEO, SA Habitat (download presentation)

Concluding Remarks: Siddharth Behura, Secretary, Department of Telecoms

Future perspectives: Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament

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