FICCI is leading a high-level Business Delegation accompanying Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines to the World Future Energy Summit at Abu Dhabi during 15-18 January 2017. As a part of the Minister’s visit to participate in 7th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly Meeting and the World Future Energy Summit a visit to Masdar Smart City was undertaken. The city, which combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and captures prevailing winds and uses clean energy generated on site from rooftop solar technology. It has one of the largest photovoltaic installations in the Middle East and is set to become one of the world’s most sustainable smart cities.
The city is also growing its neighborhood around the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to cutting-edge solutions in the fields of energy and sustainability. The representatives from MASDAR explained the different type of energy efficient architectural designs and measures implemented to make the city “smart”. Mr Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE, Ministry Officials and some members of the FICCI Business Delegation including Mr. I S Jha, Chairman & Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI, Mr. H R Gupta, Managing Director, Indosolar and Dr. Subir Sen, Executive Director (CTU &Smart Grids), PGCIL were also present along with the Minister for this visit.