Stalwarts from the RE sector mark their presence at the 3rd edition of Renewable Energy Growth Forum in Colombo
Informa Markets in India ( formerly UBM India ), India’s leading B2B exhibitions organizer brought in the 3rd edition of the much talked about Renewable Energy Growth Forum (13- 14th February 2020) at Taj Samudra, Colombo, Sri Lanka today. Supported by Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Construction Industry in Sri Lanka, the forum deliberated and discussed the potential of the Renewable Energy (RE) industry, policies and trends, global market overview, renewable energy opportunities in Sri Lanka, project financing and beyond.
The Renewable Energy Growth Forum is one of the most comprehensive and reputed platforms backed by the excellence of Informa Markets, the organizers of the Renewable Energy India Expo – Asia’s largest and most influential exhibition and other events across Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Vietnam, and Thailand, amongst others. Sri Lanka is one of the Chapters of the RE Growth Forum along with Chandigarh and Hubli in India.
The event was inaugurated by key dignitaries, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Ministry of Power & Energy; Indrani Vithanage, Additional Secretary (Power & Energy) Ministry of Power, Sri Lanka; Mr. Vinod Jacob, Acting High Commissioner, Indian High Commission, Sri Lanka; Dr. Asanka S. Rodrigo, Director General, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority; Mr. Damitha Kumarasinghe, Director General, Public Utilities Commission, Sri Lanka; Mr. Toshimasa Masuyama, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)and Mr. Rajneesh Khattar, Group Director, Informa Markets in India.
As the current non-renewable energy sources in Sri Lanka are costly and contribute to increased emission of greenhouse gases, organizations and industries in the country are actively participating in the expansion of small and medium renewable energy ventures within the country, resulting in growth beyond the boundaries of Sri Lanka. According to a recent report, the Government aims to generate as much as 80% of Sri Lanka’s power requirement from renewables by 2030. This ambitious target, however, means that the Government will have to make some important decisions, especially at a policy level to ensure that renewables are absorbed in a higher rate and infused into the consumption pattern. Renewable EnRenewable Energyergy