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Indo German Energy Forum (IGEF)

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) was established in April, 2006 by Chancellor Dr.Angela Merkel, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, Republic of India to intensify the Indo-German Co-operation to promote dialogue and cooperation with involvement of public and private sector in the areas of energy security, energy efficiency, renewable energy, investment in energy projects and collaborative R&D. While the IGEF is a high level policy dialogue between India and Germany the IGEF Support Office is incorporated in the structure of the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN).

3 subgroups were constituted under IGEF and subgroup III: Demand Side Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Growth Strategies is co-chaired by Joint Secretary (Energy Conservation), Ministry of Power.

Indo German Energy Programme (IGEN)

The Indo-German Technical Co-operation in the field of Energy Conservation has been ongoing on since 1995, when the Indo-German Energy Efficiency project, was launched in May 1995, by the Energy Management Centre, a predecessor organization of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), through Tata Energy Research Institute, Bangalore. The project was completed in September 2000. With the enactment of the Energy Conservation Act 2001 and Establishment of Bureau of Energy Efficiency with effect from 1st March 2002, the cooperation in the field of energy conservation continued under the project “Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN) with the objective to support policies and programmes of the Energy Conservation Act.

With the successful implementation of Phase – I, Phase – II of the programme was launched with effect from October, 2009 for the duration of four years ending in September, 2013