Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) Meeting
An Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) meeting was held on 14th December 2017 in New Delhi. Ms. Madhvi Kataria, Deputy Director General, AMCHAM, welcomed members and Mr. Rajendra Shrivastav, Chairman – Energy Cooperation Program, AMCHAM and Country Manager (India), AES India Pvt. Ltd. gave the opening remarks.
From USTDA, Ms. Alissa Lee, Country Manager, South Asia and Ms. Mehnaz Ansari, Country Representative – South Asia, joined the meeting over a call and updated members on the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative and Standards and Conformance Cooperation Program (SCCP) workshops planned in 2018. Ms. Dinah McDougall, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, shared details on the upcoming Smart Grid & Energy Storage Trade Mission planned for March 2018.
The other topics of discussion included key trade issues affecting energy companies in India, Clean Energy Task Force and upcoming Energy Dialogue 2018. It was decided during the meeting that AMCHAM would create a document which would include opportunities and challenges of all ECP member companies to be shared with the Commercial Affairs Section and Department of Energy Affairs, U.S. Embassy.