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). 

To enable the renewable transition of the India power sector and meet its Paris agreement commitments, India has taken several enabling regulatory and policy steps. Three such key steps have been introduction of competition, encouraging regional trade and greater push for distributed energy resources. Since 2003, India has gradually introduced competition with regulatory oversight in different parts of the energy sector value chain. This has subsequently led to the development of competitive wholesale markets for electricity. Furthermore, in the context of competition, India and its neighbours in South-Asia and South-East Asia can gain from encouraging further developing regional markets for electricity and gas as well as consequently building the necessary infrastructure for supporting this regional markets. The government of India’s goal of 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022 highlights the push for generation green distributed energy resources and an expansion of the role of the consumer in the near future.

The 5th EU-India workshop series will take place from April - July, 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?  (14.00- 16.00 IST/10.30-12.30 CET, 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, May 21, 2021 )
3.    What is the future of renewable support mechanisms in India? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, June 4, 2021
4.    How can ancillary services be procured more efficiently? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, June 18, 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, July 2, 2021
6.    Electricity Trade beyond borders– what is the scope for India? (14.00- 15.30 IST/10.30-12.00 CET, July 16, 2021

The delegation is pleased to invite you for the first debate on “Electricity Trade – what does the future hold?” taking place on April 30, 2021 from 14.00- 16.00 IST/10.30-12.30 CET. 

The debate will draw upon EU’s experience with introducing competition in wholesale power trade. The debate will also focus 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.  

Please register for the webinar here (Please note that the webinar is FREE and only email id is required for registration): 


Background note on Webinar series

Agenda for the first debate