REI Expo 2021 sparks international collaboration on renewable energy

Informa Markets, India's leading B2B exhibitions organiser, inaugurated the 14th edition of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo, 15-17 September. This expo, located at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, is Asia’s largest and most influential expo in the renewable energy space.

Shri Bhagwanth Khuba, honourable union minister of state, new and renewable energy, chemicals and fertilisers, said: "India is running the world's largest clean energy programme to achieve 175GW of renewable capacity, including 100GW of solar power by 2022 and 450GW by 2030. It was a moment of immense pride for the ministry when the achievement of the target of 101GW renewable capacity was announced on Independence Day this year. We have a focused approach towards turning our vision into reality.”

REI has over 120 exhibitors with the presence of think tanks, influencers, innovators from the RE sector. The UK is participating as a ‘Partner Country’ this year and European Union (EU) as the ‘Premium Partner’. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to India through the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership (CECP) project also set up a dedicated EU Zone showcasing technologies, products and expertise from 10 EU Member States, industry associations, projects and companies virtually. EU is spearheading two foremost conference sessions on 'Rooftop Solar: Unlocking the Potential” and “Offshore & Onshore & Wind: Unleashing the Potential'.

Alex Ellis, British high commissioner to India, said: “A shift to clean energy sources is the world’s best chance at enabling development without harming our planet. The UK has shown that decoupling emissions and economic growth is possible – expanding our GDP by 75% while cutting emissions by 43% since 1990. India is also taking impressive action by setting a target of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. In the run up to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November, and in the decade ahead, the UK-India partnership will prove to be vital for the global energy transition.”

Ugo Astuto, ambassador of the EU to India, commented, “Both the EU and India have very ambitious renewable energy targets and are taking concrete and innovative actions to ensure that these ambitions become a reality. The EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership is a key priority for EU-India cooperation, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, integration in the grid, finance and climate action.”

Speaking at the inauguration of the 14th edition of the REI Expo, Yogesh Mudras, managing director of Informa Markets in India, stated: “With ample push from the government, India may witness investments of USD 500 bin in the domain by 2028… This year has been remarkable with the Restart 2.0 of exhibitions and REI returning in its physical format. We are back at a critical juncture of the gradual re-building of the economy. The need for policy makers and industry players to continue engaging for a sustainable post pandemic world is the need of the hour and the expo with the three-day intense knowledge exchange forum would help scale up sustainable, innovative, reliable, technologically efficient, and modern energy.”

REI Expo 2021 is supported by its AllSecure & Travel Safety Guideline, a safety standard initiative by Informa for its exhibitors, attendees, visitors, speakers or sponsors, customers who will be coming to the event. AllSecure aim to provide attendees the reassurance and confidence that they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.