Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet forges critical partnerships in India to Accelerate Clean Energy Transition
- The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) scaling up initiatives in support of India’s mission to achieve clean energy independence by 2047
- GEAPP to accelerate development and deployment of innovative clean energy solutions that promote inclusive economic growth and empower local communities
New Delhi, 4 May 2023 – Today, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in India announced critical partnerships aimed at supporting India’s ambitious mission of achieving clean energy independence by 2047.
GEAPP will partner with the Indian Railways to support their solarisation of transport, Ashoka University to develop knowledge documents and research papers for policymakers, and Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT) to build the Waste to Energy (WTE) and Compressed Biogas (CBG) market.
GEAPP also announced ENTICE – the International Energy Transitions Innovation Challenge, an initiative that focusses on supporting innovators reach scale on energy transition focused ideas and solutions.
Announcing GEAPP’s ambitions in India, Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), stated that “GEAPP is a unique multi-partner vehicle focused on delivering a transformational pipeline of projects that will enable an equitable energy transition across emerging economies. Through strategic partnerships and innovative solutions, GEAPP in India is dedicated to empowering India’s energy sector. Our ENTICE programme is designed to mainstream startups and entrepreneurs in solving critical problems, which will help India become a leader in renewable energy, offer a blueprint to lift other emerging economies out of energy poverty and deliver successful energy transitions.”
Explaining GEAPP’s vision in the country, PK Sinha, Country advisor, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) in India said “India is steadily progressing towards achieving its sustainability goals and GEAPP aims to be that pillar of support for energy transition. I am delighted to be associated with this innovative alliance’s India journey. We are driven to bring about a change and achieving a clean and sustainable energy future.”
GEAPP’s Vice-President for India, Saurabh Kumar, said, “India’s rapid technological advancements and emerging innovation landscape are creating numerous opportunities. GEAPP is committed to leveraging these opportunities through a collaborative approach that fosters innovation, agility, and customer-centricity. With a passionate team, engaged partnerships, and cutting-edge technology, we aim to transform industries and drive sustainable growth for the nation.”
GEAPP’s mission and strategy in India are aligned with the priorities of the government to attain energy security and sustainability while fostering economic growth. By collaborating with government agencies, private sector companies, and local communities, GEAPP will work towards supporting India’s energy transition and achieving its ambitious climate and sustainable development objectives.
About Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP): The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) is an alliance of philanthropy, governments in emerging and developed economies, and technology, policy, and financing partners. Our common mission is to enable LMIC’s shift to a clean energy, pro-growth model that accelerates universal energy access and inclusive economic growth, while supporting the global community to meet critical climate goals during the next decade. As an alliance we aim to reduce 4 gigatons of future carbon emissions, expand clean energy access to one billion people, and enable 150 million new jobs. With philanthropic partners, IKEA Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Bezos Earth Fund, GEAPP works to build the enabling environment, capacity, and market conditions for private sector solutions, catalyze new business models through innovation and entrepreneurship, and deploy high-risk capital to encourage private sector solutions, and assist just transition solutions. For more information, please visit www.energyalliance.org and follow us on Twitter at @EnergyAlliance.