IOREC 2: An event organised by ARE (an EBTC partner)


ARE signed a cooperation agreement with EBTC in October 2013, and together they will be focussing on addressing rural electrification technology transfer from Europe to India.

IOREC 2 was co-organised by the The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) from 16th – 17th June 2014, and witnessed 300+ participants and 18 exhibitors that travelled to Manila from across the world.

EBTC and ARE are working on market access in energy; building opportunities with Indian government officials; identification of regions for projects; capacity building; creating an ecosystem of EU-India collaboration, as well as research outputs such as an India specific market briefs.

To complement the conference on a practical level, ARE had organised a workshop one day after IOREC on 18th June 2014. This side-event aimed to deepen the dialogue between key officials from renewable energy ministries, utilities and Development Financial Institutions (such as the ADB) from four different Asian countries - India, Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh -and a strong business delegation with private sector competence on various topics relevant to rural electrification.

Marcus Wiemann (General Secretary, ARE) kicked off this workshop and stressed in his speech that the strong partnership between ARE and EBTC would serve as a robust example to intensify cooperation between countries from Asia and Europe. He also mentioned that it is through this cooperation that ARE has been able to engage Richa Goyal as ‘Country Manager India’ located at the EBTC office in New Delhi. From there, Richa is placed to assist ARE members to better identify and make use of already existing business opportunities in this market with its huge potential for rural electrification.

During the IOREC exhibition that ran parallel to the conference and the workshop, EBTC brochures at the ARE booth increased considerably the visibility of the EBTC-ARE India partnership and many visitors showed an interest in learning more about the cooperation and its activities.

We are pleased to share a special newsletter on IOREC 2 with highlights from the event. Many of the articles have a strong focus on Asia, and we recommend reading the editorial;, the guest editorials, and the highlights of IOREC at a glance.

Click here to access the newsletter.

For further information about ARE:

• The ARE presentation which can be accessed here.

• The Alliance for Rural Electrification Secretariat will be happy to explain its objectives and activities in greater detail, and can be reached by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .


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