Hamza Ariswala, president-elect of the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), affirmed that Rajasthan has emerged as the country’s solar hub after developing 10 GW (Gigawatt) capacity solar power.
Speaking at a press conference here after IEEMA’s road show for ELECRAMA-2023, Ariswala informed that the state was attracting new investments in the field of renewable energy.
“Indian industry has an important role to play as India accelerates towards Net Zero (with green and renewable energy as the primary source of energy) and enhances the quality of life of its citizens,” he said.
IEEMA, the apex association of the Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry, has hosted an interactive session with senior officials of Rajasthan’s power sector along with a roadshow for the 15th edition of ELECRAMA at the most luxurious hotel in the state capital.
ELECRAMA is slated to be held on February 18-22 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The theme of ELECRAMA -2023 is ‘Re-imagine Energy – For Sustainable Future’ and will be heavily based in showcasing innovation and future technologies in many areas including storage, green hydrogen, fuel cells, Artificial Intelligence, and Internet of Things (IOT), Rohit Pathak, said the IEEM president.
ELECRAMA aims to secure business inquiries worth $6 billion from exhibitors and visitors from over 70 countries including pavilions form Canada, France, Germany, Romania, Taiwan and UK, its chairman, Jitendra Agarwal, said.
“For the industry’s growth and success, certain areas present unlimited business opportunities in the future including start-ups and new business where massive capital investment are being made i.e. railways, metro, airport, defense, smart cities, buildings, and the EV ecosystem, small, medium and micro-business should be able to participate in the global supply chain as well,” Agarwal said.
In reply to a question related to solar equipments’ exports, the chairman said, “India is not dependent on imports to meet the requirements in the solar and wind sectors. Innovation and efficiency enhancement is needed with better sustainability through energy conservation and achieving carbon net zero”.