Brookings India was a Knowledge Partner at the India Smart Grid Week 2018 (ISGW 2018), organised by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) on March 5-9 in New Delhi.
ISGW 2018 brought together India’s leading electricity, gas and water utilities, policy makers, regulators, investors and the world’s leading smart energy experts and researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next-generation technologies and products in the smart energy and smart cities domains.
ISGW 2018 is supported by Government of India ministries including Ministry of Power, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Affairs and Make in India.
The conference and exhibition this year included plenaries, interactive workshops, keynotes, and technical sessions. Experts from India and around the world shared best practices on smart energy, smart cities, advanced solutions for grid modernization, rollout plan for smart meters, electric mobility, disruptive innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics technology trends and renewable energy integration.
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[On the U.S.-Chinese relationship in the U.N. climate negotiations at COP 24] There was a capacity to be a convener, each of us.That’s not available right now.
[On Chinese policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions] It’s not so much that they are concerned about global climate change, although that may be coming. It’s more because they are concerned about building local industries, and especially about cleaning up the air locally and regionally.
[On the U.S.-Chinese relationship in the U.N. climate negotiations at COP 24 and the Paris Agreement "Rulebook"] [There's] a lot of push this year from a number of developing countries to basically re-bifurcate these things. It’s a big fight.