Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian renewable energy sector amid the raging pandemic. The roundtable will discuss the shifting landscape and ways to navigate in these challenging times.
The solar industry is currently grappling with several issues besides the virus, like the imminent imposition of basic customs duty, safeguard duty extension, recent thrust from the government on local manufacturing, issues around the ALMM, among other topics.
The panelists include Chintan Shah, Technical Director at International Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Mayank Bansal, President, Strategy and Operations, ReNew Power, Avinash Hiranandani, Managing Director at RenewSys India, and K N Sreevatsa, Country Head at Fimer. The session will be hosted by Mercom India’s Managing Director, Priya Sanjay.
The markets have changed significantly around the world over the past few months. While some regions like China are recovering, others such as the U.S., Europe, and India are still dealing with the repercussions of the shutdown. In India, various states have imposed lockdowns after the national lockdown ended to arrest the spread of the deadly virus.
The roundtable would focus on the ongoing issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and future prospects. As the virus has plunged the Indian economy into an unprecedented crisis, several other announcements like the likely extension of solar safeguard duty and the impending basic customs duty have created uncertainty among stakeholders. Also, the government has stressed the need to ramp up domestic manufacturing to minimize India’s dependence on solar imports from other countries. The panelists will shed light on all these issues and their ramifications in the webinar.
The listeners can also engage with the speakers by asking questions relevant to the discussion.
You can register for the webinar here –
Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.