The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has postponed the third edition of its global Renewable Energy Investors’ meet and expo (3rd RE-INVEST), citing “unavoidable reasons”.
The 3rd RE-INVEST was scheduled to be held from October 31 to November 2, 2019, in the national capital of New Delhi. Now, it will be held in October 2020. The exact dates are yet to be announced.
The letter signed by Anand Kumar, the secretary of MNRE, states that fresh dates are being worked out in consultation with all stakeholders and will be announced shortly.
In June 2019, Mercom had reported that the MNRE had issued a circular stating that the three-day-long event has been postponed to October 31- November 2, 2019.
This is the second time the MNRE has postponed the date of the 3rd RE-INVEST meet and expo.
The event was earlier slated to be held from October 3 to 5, 2019.
Last year, the MNRE had postponed the second edition of RE-INVEST 2018 from April to October.
In 2018, Mercom had reported on the inauguration of the second edition of Global RE-Invest on October 2, 2018, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, former External Affairs Minister, late Sushma Swaraj, and Minister of Power R.K. Singh.
Speaking at last year’s inaugural ceremony, PM Modi underpinned the importance of solar by his slogan, ‘One World, One Sun, One Grid’ through which the PM implied the coming together of the entire globe in order to harness solar power 24*7, thus not limiting the duration of exploitation of solar power to daytime.
The MNRE is the nodal ministry of the Indian government for all matters related to new and renewable energy.
Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.