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Ambassador Dr. Ney: Germany and India work closely together in energy policy

10.10.2018 - Press release

As part of the ‘Global RE-Invest 2018’ trade fair, Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney inaugurated the “Country Session Germany” on 5th October.

Representatives at GIZ's informing the AMbassador about solar panels
Representatives at GIZ's informing the AMbassador about solar panels© German Embassy New Delhi

Ambassador Dr. Ney underlined Germany's close cooperation with India in energy policy: “Germany wants India's success in energy policy. Therefore, both sides are working hard to reach India's goal of achieving 175 MW of renewable energy by 2022 ”.
In addition to an official delegation from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs (BMWi), around 18,000 visitors and speakers from 75 countries took part in the RE-Invest events.

Ambassador Dr. Ney being greeted at and welcomed to Siemen's stand
Ambassador Dr. Ney being greeted at and welcomed to Siemen's stand© German Embassy New Delhi


State Secretary Anand Kumar from the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) gave new insights into current tenders for wind, PV and biomass at the German-Indian national event “The energy transition in India and Germany”.

Ambassador Dr. Ney at Fraunhofer ISE stall - part of the German pavilion
Ambassador Dr. Ney at Fraunhofer ISE stall - part of the German pavilion© German Embassy New Delhi

The Indian energy minister Singh informed himself about the advantages of small modular PV systems for private households at the German pavilion. The German pavilion was jointly organized by Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF), German Chamber of Commerce & Industry, German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute.
More glimpses of the RE-Invest can be found here.

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