Vinay has been working as Managing Director at BRIDGE TO INDIA since August 2013. He advises companies, institutions and policy makers on a vast range of strategic, policy, financial and business development challenges in the Indian solar market.
Vinay is passionate about developing successful, profitable and sustainable business models that solve India's energy problems without having an adverse impact on the environment.
Prior to this, he worked at Standard Chartered Bank as Senior Director, Project Finance, South Asia and financed a number of wind and solar projects in India. Other previous job stints include working at National Australia Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation where he was responsible for debt financing of big-ticket infrastructure and energy projects.
Vinay holds an MBA degree from London Business School and IIM Ahmedabad in addition to BE Mechanical from Delhi College of Engineering.
11:45 am - 11:50 am
Panel: Policy and Market Outlook - Sprinting to the 100GW Finish Line
India's revised targets for solar installed capacity was 100 GW by 2022. As against that, the installed capacity stood at about 54 GW at the end of March 2022. The Government of India had announced in the parliament in November 2021 that solar generation projects totalling 107 GW are either installed or in various stages of implementation or tendering. In this session, we focus on how the central and state level policies can turbo-charge the growth of solar installation.
The topics will include
02:05 pm - 02:20 pm
Green Hydrogen Economy - Definition and Policy Contours
Hydrogen is expected to play a key role in decarbonising several hard-to-abate industry sectors. In this section, we discuss the following.