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Konferenz 2015: Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply

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The 2015 International Scientific Conference on Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply (MES 2015 Conference) took place from April 23rd through April 25th 2015 in Bangalore, India. 121 participants and a conference team of 10 professors of BMS contributed to a successful and inspiring event. Seven of the participants could be provided a travel scholarship (funded by ADA, Smart Villages Initiative and Hans-Böckler-Stiftung).  

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The MES 2015 Conference took place around the BMS Campus and the agenda of the event consisted of

  • 36 paper presentations in 12 sessions,
  • 4 business plans and poster presentation,
  • Virtual sessions in order to make the conference more accessible,
  • Business plan competition in cooperation with ADB-Energy for All (April 21st – 22nd ),
  • Mini-grid workshop in cooperation with TERI and UNEP (April 22nd)

Details of the agenda can be found here [3] .

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Results and Publications

  • A book of compiled abstracts, including forewords of the chair and the organizers can be found here [5].
  • The scientific proceedings containing all full-length papers were published by the TU Verlag and can be accessed here [6].
  • Practitioner proceedings are forthcoming.
  • The documentation of the MES 2015 Conference can be found on energypedia [7], including video material documenting many of the presentations
  • Many photos and further impressions can be found on the website [8] and on the facebook page for the conference series [9] :
Lupe [10]

Our thanks go to all the participants and supporters who made this conference an exceptional experience with enriching outcomes. We are already looking forward to the next MES Conference!

Lupe [11]

Snapshot of the conference highlights:

  • Closing Keynote by Harish Hande (SELCO): Harish gave some powerful and critical input at the end of the conference on the view of the BoP as a market of a size of 5trillion, but importantly with a non-expendable income. He inspired the audience to go beyond and away from looking at the 1.5b poor without electricity as a great market but to leave expectations behind and create hands-on business models. The keynote speech is uploaded in full length on energypedia +link, please find it here. [12]
  •  Keynotes, Sessions: Introduction remarks by Leena Srivastava, her points being taken up by many during the break-out sessions – the question on why decentralized energy supply has such a primary focus on rural areas while being the most difficult and vulnerable areas to create a market in. She leaves the audience with the question on whether it would make more sense to conduct the de-risking in urban areas and then take that knowledge and experience into rural areas, and to leverage the potential for leapfrogging.
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