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#REINVEST2018 Programme: Session Details


Thursday 4 October, 2018 1430 - 1600 IST HALL 6B Session Coordinators

Global RE Regulatory Trends

Dr P C Maithani
Adviser, MNRE
E: pcmaithani@nic.in
T: 011 24361830
Ms Sreya Majumder
E: sreya.majumder@cii.in
T: +91 9899677485

Session Brief
With systematic and well-structured regulatory support, commencing from Electricity Act 2003, renewables have started making a visible impact in the national electricity mix and have been mainstreamed to a large extent.  

Although the existing regulatory framework has created an initial momentum for harnessing renewable energy based power potential, there are still issues limiting the growth. Emergence of renewables has created new challenges for grid integration, balancing, transmission and distribution.    Initiatives for handling intermittency through hybrid systems, improvements in forecasting technology, and energy storage seek new approaches, technologies and strategic regulatory outlook.  Further, indigenous manufacturing of systems and devices and their deployment entails a regulatory environment that is WTO compliant.  

Globally, apart from energy security and access considerations, regulatory framework for renewables has progressively been synergized with the climate change related regulatory contexts. An array of regulatory trends has been influencing the renewables mosaic.  

This session will deliberate on the global regulatory trends and how India can best adapt to it to further push its renewable energy growth trajectory.

Discussion Points
•    What are the present regulatory challenges for India? 
•    What are the emerging global regulatory trends?
•    In what manner India could address the present challenges and further improve the existing regulatory framework?

Panel Format
Welcome Address
Audience Q&A
Concluding Remarks

Douglas J Arent

Douglas J Arent

Deputy Associate Lab Director, Scientific Computing, Energy Analysis
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Gurbuz Gonul

Gurbuz Gonul

Head, Regions; Acting Director, Country Support & Partnerships
International Renewable Energy Agency

Jörg Gaebler

Jörg Gaebler

Principal Advisor
GIZ

Kanika Chawla

Kanika Chawla

Senior Programme Lead
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Manu Srivastava

Manu Srivastava

Principal Secretary
Government of Madhya Pradesh

Neeraj Menon

Neeraj Menon

Partner
Trilegal

Nick Bridge

Nick Bridge

Special Representative, Climate Change Envoy
Government of United Kingdom

Soma Banerjee

Soma Banerjee

Executive Director-Energy & Infrastructure
Confederation of Indian Industry

Steve Sawyer

Steve Sawyer

Senior Policy Advisor
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)