Hon'ble Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India
Mr. Piyush Goyal
Hon'ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy & Mine, Govt. of India
Padma Bhushan Mr. B K Chaturvedi
Former Cabinet Secretary and Member Planning Commission
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Pujari
Hon'ble Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt. of India
Mr. R V Shahi
Chairman, Energy Infratech
Padma Shri Dr. Pritam Singh
Chairman, LEAD Centre
Bold business solutions are needed for the new energy era in India and the rest of the world. This also entails bold HR solutions. The radical new thrust on solar and other renewable is just one aspect of the transformation that is going to sweep across the energy space.
Energy-Environment interface is going to determine the global agenda as well as individual lifestyles in the twenty-first century. The 21st COP held as Paris in 2016 sets the tone for the remainder of the century.
The need of the hour is to have fuel without fear. The fear of climate change, of devastated lands, lost wildlife, weakened lungs! The need of the hour is also to eliminate energy poverty. Benign and affordable energy abundance is the ideal the global community is striving for.
Energy sector is going to deal with creative discontinuities. The discontinuities are bound to have impact on the HR priorities and practices. In view of this energy sector may have to deal with more challenges on the HR front compared to some other sectors which either already dealt with major discontinuities or are at a slower change curve.
In view of the centrality of the energy sector, the need for in-depth and continuous deliberations on energy issues with a view to finding out viable energy solutions cannot be over emphasized. Obviously, HR will have a key role in promoting energy solutions for the future which is going to be increasingly more complex.
In a future marked by competitiveness through radical energy productivity, an equally productive HR approach will be required. That is what this Summit seeks to look at.