Himalayan Hydro Expo 2024 gears up for grand opening with international participation

KATHMANDU: The eagerly awaited fourth edition of the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2024, organized by the Independent Power Producer’s Association, Nepal (IPPAN), is all set to kick off amidst fervent anticipation.

With more than twelve countries already securing over 100 stalls, including prestigious names like India’s Adani Group and Power Trade Corporation (PTC), the expo promises to be a dynamic platform for showcasing cutting-edge innovations and fostering collaborative opportunities in the energy sector.

Scheduled to commence on April 24th, the event will be inaugurated by President Ramchandra Poudel at the exhibition hall located at Bhrikutimandap. The festivities will commence with an electrifying electric vehicle (EV) rally, symbolizing the nation’s commitment to promoting eco-friendly transportation and sustainable energy practices. The rally, spanning a distance of 26 km, will feature a diverse array of two-wheeled, three-wheeled, four-wheeled, and six-wheeled electric vehicles, traversing iconic landmarks across the capital.

Under the theme ‘Green Energy for Prosperity’, the expo aims to catalyze discussions on bolstering internal electricity consumption and raising public awareness about environmentally conscious technologies. Attendees can look forward to engaging in high-level business dialogues and deliberations, alongside representatives from Adani Group, PTC, and other industry leaders.

Highlighting the significance of the expo, IPPAN President emphasized its role as a comprehensive marketplace for all facets of the energy sector, facilitating collaborations and showcasing the latest advancements in power project development. With the Embassy of India serving as the country partner, the expo underscores Nepal’s commitment to expanding its energy footprint regionally and globally.

Notably, Nepal has inked a landmark agreement to export 10,000 megawatts of electricity to India over the next decade, with plans underway to ramp up production to 28,500 MW by 2035, targeting exports to Bangladesh as well. This ambitious roadmap underscores the nation’s potential as a key player in the regional energy landscape.

With participation from government bodies, educational institutions, investment firms, diplomatic missions, and a myriad of stakeholders, the expo promises to be a melting pot of ideas, expertise, and opportunities. Technical sessions will delve into various dimensions of sustainable energy development, capital mobilization, and policy frameworks, offering insights into the sector’s future trajectory.

In a nod to the evolving digital landscape, all technical sessions will be accessible virtually, enabling global participation and knowledge exchange. Vijaya Sagar Pradhan, Executive Director of Event Management, emphasized the expo’s role in fostering dialogue, showcasing new technologies, and charting a path towards inclusive energy prosperity.

As Nepal embarks on its journey towards a greener and more prosperous future, the Himalayan Hydro Expo 2024 stands as a beacon of innovation and collaboration, driving forward the nation’s energy agenda on the global stage.

Fiscal Nepal |
Monday April 22, 2024, 12:39:04 PM |

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