PPPs for Sustainable Electricity and Energy Efficiency Projects in Asia

 

When: 2014

Where: India

What: Building PPP Expertise

Key objectives

  • Support India’s National Solar Mission of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 by helping build capacities in the development and implementation of PPPs
  • Identify how through PPPs private sector stakeholders can help governments overcome national budget constraints to meet growing electricity demand
  • Determine which international best practices in PPPs for the electricity sector are the most appropriate to help countries in the region build enabling policies and regulations that promote the deployment of renewable and low-carbon energy sources, energy efficiency and grid modernization
  • Publish a case study on PPPs in electricity distribution in India to pinpoint the factors contributing to their success, as well as identifying the challenges faced during the implementation of PPPs

When: 2014

Where: India

What: Building PPP Expertise

Our high-level conference on strengthening PPPs for sustainable electricity and energy efficiency projects in Asia was the first ever regional workshop held on the topic in India. Organized in partnership with The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), from November 27-28, 2014, this dialogue offered a platform for country officials to seek expert views and discuss best practices and concrete ways to promote effective PPPs in the region.

Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI University and Honorary Executive Director of TERI opened the conference with Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Government of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Over 80 high-level representatives from 10 countries attended the workshop, representing energy ministries, energy regulators, development banks, public and private utilities, and the sustainable electricity and energy efficiency sectors. Participants highlighted that well-designed PPPs can effectively promote successful investments in renewable projects, low carbon-emitting energy projects, energy efficiency and grid modernization programs, while also enhancing the scale up of access to sustainable energy and fostering significant economic growth and carbon emissions reduction.

Following the conference, together with TERI we co-published a study on PPPs in the electricity distribution sector in India. The study focuses on the cases of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) and that of Feedback Energy Distribution Company Ltd (FEDCO) to pinpoint the factors contributing to their success, as well as identifying the challenges faced during the implementation of PPPs. Through these two case studies, we hope to highlight the importance of encouraging PPPs in the distribution segment.

This high-level workshop is part of our PPP conference program which empowers decision-makers through regional conferences worldwide that help define best strategies and practices for the successful implementation of public-private partnerships in the sustainable electricity sector.

“TERI has been recognized as a capacity-building hub for the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is looking forward to continue joining forces with partners such as GSEP to pool resources and make sure that the right capacities are in place to advance the UN SE4ALL goals”

Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI University and Honorary Executive Director of TERI

Participating members and partners

  • EDF
  • Kansai Electric Power
  • SGCC
  • TEPCO
  • The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI)
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