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Registration open: Clean Cooking session on 15th December as part of the 20th CII India Design Summit.

14th December 2020

Registration is open for Session #11, entitled ‘Design for Clean and Sustainable Cooking services‘ of the 20th CII India Design Summit, Design in India for Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Session details:

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Start time: New Delhi 1500 – 1700 hrs I London 0930 – 1130 hrs

The Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme, through its in-country partner Finovista, is partnered with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to organise a session on Design for Clean and Sustainable Cooking services in 20th CII India Design Summit.

In India, considerable effort has been made towards the development of Improved Cookstoves, providing LPG access to over 80 million households under the PMYU Programme is prominent. India has already achieved the status of an electricity surplus nation in September 2020, however has very negligible reliance on electric cooking (eCooking). Electricity is affordable and available, and its use as cooking energy is convenient, safe and emissions free. Further, the use of electricity as cooking fuel can help to reduce India’s import burden for LPG. 

There are available clean cooking devices and systems to be developed that can work in weak grid or off-grid contexts. The fact that this then generates a much-needed additional load and potential revenue stream for energy providers, as well as the potential to demonstrate and release funds as a result of the substantial carbon emission reductions, means that the barriers to households securing eCooking devices can also be massively reduced. India’s world class manufacturing, technology and research base clearly stands to benefit economically from the foreign and domestic need for clean cooking solutions, and positions itself as a global clean cooking manufacturing hub.

The MECS programme has developed a substantial strategy for working with India which includes supporting innovation, investigations of Indian cooking and electric cooking device requirements, pilots, based on sharing our lessons from the research and connecting Indian partners with others around the world. Finovista is the in-country partner for the MECS Programme in India.

The session aims to bring together clean cooking device manufacturers, researchers, DISCOMs, policy makers, funding agencies and other agencies to develop sustainable and clean cooking solutions to help India make a radical and sustainable shift towards clean cooking. Further, the session also explores opportunities for Indian device manufacturers to enable the shift to clean cooking globally.  

The key foci of the session will be:

–        The clean cooking ecosystem

–        Latest innovation in clean cooking and user behaviour

–        Funding opportunities for clean cooking ecosystem players

–        Announcement of the BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award SoCH 2020-21 Stage1 awardees, MECS is a funding partner in the SoCH programme.

Details of the Summit program can be viewed here.

Opportunity: Women in Modern Energy Cooking (WMEC) initiative launched