India and Sweden have agreed to enhance collaboration in energy sector with special focus on areas such as waste-to-energy, hydropower, smart metering and solar energy. On an official visit to Sweden from November 1-3, Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal had a bilateral meeting with the Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy, Ibrahim Baylan. The Power Ministry said in a statement that both sides referred to the existing MoU on Renewable Energy Cooperation.
It said the ministerial delegation participated in three round tables on green financing and investment, smart grid and energy solutions, smart cities, electro mobility and waste to energy and energy efficient mining and mine automation /optimisation. The statement said the visit epitomised the mutual interest in strengthening the all-round bilateral relationship between India and Sweden on the basis of solid groundwork laid by the first ever State Visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Sweden in 2015 and the visit of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to India in February for the Make in India Week in Mumbai. The accompanying delegation included senior government officials from the ministry as well as representatives from industry bodies CII and FICCI.