• Type Workshop
  • Date 14 November 2016

Coal & Renewables workshops to focus on India’s energy challenges

The second set of workshops in the KAPSARC Energy Workshops Series on India: Coal and Renewables in India: Complementarity, Competition and Challenges take place on November 15 and 16 in New Delhi.

The workshops will focus on the twin transformations occurring in the coal space in India and the policy impact of growing renewables. In addition, KAPSARC will contribute its current research on understanding the market impacts and implications of Indian energy policy to the conversation.

The first workshop will center on the key challenges facing India’s coal sector, such as:

  • The role of the independent regulator in transitioning from a monopolistic regime to a more transparent            and market driven setting.
  • The policy landscape desired for balancing sustainability and energy security.
  • The need and scope for enhancing competition through deregulation and new market structures.
  • Import-export dynamics and its likely impacts on global markets.


The second workshop will center on the changes required in the existing electricity market design for high share of intermittent renewables, the framework needed for incentivizing investments in key enabling infrastructure, and enabling energy transition through an ‘integrated approach’ – energy sustainability, security and competitiveness.

A briefing paper summarizing the key outputs of the sessions will be published on KAPSARC’s website following the workshops.

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