5th EU-India workshop series on Energy Regulation

As part of the annual EU-India policy dialogues, EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership in collaboration with the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) is hosting a series of online webinars to discuss topics pertinent to the India power sector. The webinar series will bring together experts from the EU and Indian side and will draw upon learnings from EU’s Clean Energy Package, EU’s Interconnection targets, EU’s ten year network development plan, etc.
This webinar series is supported by the Ministry of Power (MoP), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO).
The 5th EU-India workshop series will take place from April - October, 2021. The format of the online events would be structured as online debates wherein FSR will moderate and host the events with 3-4 panel discussants. The kick-off session of the webinar series was conducted at the India Smart Utility Week, 2021, following which, 6 online debates will be organised starting mid-April. The topics identified for the six sessions are: 
1.    Electricity Trade – what does the future hold?  April 30, 2021
2.    Distributed energy resources– which regulatory frameworks and reforms can enhance their role in India’s renewable transition? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, June 4, 2021)
3.    What is the future of renewable support mechanisms in India? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, June 18, 2021
4.    How can ancillary services be procured more efficiently? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, September 17, 2021
5.    Retail electricity competition: what can it bring to India’s ambitious renewable energy transition? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, October 1, 2021
6.    Electricity Trade beyond borders– what is the scope for India? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, October 29, 2021)  

The first debate on “Electricity Trade – what does the future hold?” took place on April 30, 2021 and drew upon EU’s experience with introducing competition in wholesale power trade. The debate also focused on various products traded on the wholesale electricity market as well as experience with enabling more participation on the power exchanges and consequently greater liquidity in the power market.

Link to Proceedings for Debate 1
Links to the presentations for Debate 1

The second debate on "Distributed energy resources- which regulatory frameworks and reforms can enhance their role in India’s RE transition?" took place on June 4, 2021 and drew upon EU’s experience with the clean energy for all Europeans package in the context of active customers, demand response, dynamic prices in electricity retail, local energy communities, renewable energy communities, etc. The panelists also deliberated upon ways to enable greater uptake of DER in rural and urban areas.

Link to Proceedings for Debate 2
Link to the presentations for Debate 2

The third debate on "What is the future of renewable support mechanisms in India?" took place on June 18, 2021 and provided the participants with insights on the future of renewable incentives by trying to address topics such as the next step in the evolution of India’s renewable incentive strategy, future opportunities, barriers and risks.

Link to Proceedings for Debate 3
View agenda for Debate 3

The delegation is pleased to invite you for the fourth debate on "How can ancillary services be procured more efficiently?" scheduled for September 17, 2021.

The session will focus on providing the participants with insights on the possible future pathways for the evolution of the balancing mechanisms in India, current situation, barriers and opportunities. The debate would also draw upon the guideline on electricity balancing (EB-GL) that consists of a set of EU- technical, operational and market rules to govern balancing markets.

Please register for the webinar here (Please note that the webinar is FREE and only email id is required for registration): https://pwc-emeaec.webex.com/pwc-emeaec/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3f8aa75bf828be7cf5d501facb30cbc8

Agenda for Debate 4 on Ancillary Services

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