Agenda for the US-India Energy Partnership Summit 2014 - TERI North America

Thematic Track

Organized in collaboration with others in the field, these parallel break-away sessions explored specific issues related to energy in more detail. The 2014 Summit featured 2 Thematic Tracks:

Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities in India (Smart Cities)

To assess potential industry contribution to the Prime Minister's vision of 100 Smart Cities

In Partnership with

Location: Delaware A

Coordinator: Ms Aarti Narain

Chair: Prof. Uwe S Brandes, Executive Director, Urban and Regional Planning Program, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Lead Discussants:

  • Mr Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Company
  • Ms Naina Lal Kidwai , Chairman , HSBC India; Director , HSBC Asia Pacific; & Former Board Member, TERI North America
  • Ms Mili Majumdar , Director, Sustainable Habitat, TERI
  • Mr Mahesh Ramanujam , COO, USGBC & President GBCI
  • Mr William Sisson, Director, Sustainability, United Technologies Research Center, UTC
  • Mr Henry Steingass , Regional Director for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)
  • Mr Venkatesh Valluri , Chairman, India Region, Ingersoll Rand India
  • Mr Michael P Walsh , Special Advisor to the Board of Directors, Global Strategy, International Council on Clean Transportation

Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

To explore greater avenues for financing of renewable and clean energy projects

In Partnership with

Location: Delaware B

Coordinator: Ms Vaaruni Eashwar


  • Mr Ardeshir Contractor , Managing Director, Kiran Energy
  • Mr Pashupathy Gopalan, President, SunEdison Asia Pacific
  • Mr Craig O'Connor, Director - Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export - Import Bank of the United States

Lead Discussants:

  • Mr Fred Hochberg, Chairman & President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Mr Amos Hochstein, Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator International Energy Affairs, Energy Resources Bureau, US Department of State
  • Dr Brian Baird, President, Antioch University, Seattle & Former Congressman, United States House of Representatives
  • Ms Julia Bucknall, Manager, South Asia Energy, The World Bank
  • Ms Kellie Carwell, Managing Director, Rutledge Capital
  • Mr James Shapiro, Resident Director, Tata North America
  • Dr David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy; Former Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, US Department of Energy
  • Mr Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder & CEO, AzurePower (TC)




Thematic Track