EU-India Regulatory Workshop Series


30 January 2024 | 14:00-15:30 IST

To enable clean energy transition of the India power sector the country has been taking many key measures right from setting ambitious targets in terms of renewable energy generation capacity, new market design regulations, network planning both for national and trade beyond borders.

To facilitate discussions, the EU-India Clean Energy Climate Partnership (EU-India CECP) has been conducting the ‘EU-India Regulatory Workshop Series’ for the last 6 years in collaboration with FSR Global. In its 6th edition, a series of in-person and online events are being conducted on concurrent topics for the year 2023-24.

The upcoming debate is an online event on the topic of ‘Interoperability’

A key to integrating distributed resources to promote market participation and planning are standards for smart appliances to facilitate interoperability. Multiple device manufacturers have created smart devices which can connect, share and interact with the user as well as other smart devices. However, these devices work on various IP (internet protocol) platforms and are thus unable to communicate seamlessly with each other. While the nation has a National Smart Grid Mission which propagates tracking and managing energy usage for better energy management and incentivizing consumers to alter usage during peak demand, the aspect of common standardization for automation of appliances to seems to be missing. There is also the need for data standardization resulting from the range of smart appliances which are part of the IoT ecosystem. Energy data management including data protection, institutional mechanisms and processes to collect, validate and disseminate data is required by equally by policymakers and business strategy formulators for effective citizen engagement and unlocking of new energy services


14:00-14:05 (IST) / 09:30-09:35 (CET): Welcome Address by Swetha Ravi Kumar | Executive Director, FSR Global
14:05-14:15 (IST) / 09:35-09:45 (CET): Opening Remarks by Bartosz Przywara | Counsellor, European Union Delegation to India
14:15-15:05 (IST) / 09:45-10:35 (CET): Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Parul Bakshi | Research Fellow, FSR Global

  • Andrei Covatariu | Co-Chair, Digitalization in Energy Task Force, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • Laura Sandys CBE | Former Chair, UK Government’s Energy Digitalisation Taskforce
  • Swetha Ravi Kumar | Executive Director, FSR Global
  • Vimal Mahendru | Vice President and Chair of the Standardization Board, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  •  Sridhar Ponugupati | CEO and Foundation, Blaze Automation

15:05-15:25 (IST)/ 10:35-10:55 (CET): Q&A with the audience
15:25-15:30 (IST)/ 10:55-11:00 (CET): Closing Remarks by Dr. Parul Bakshi | Research Fellow, FSR Global

Online Event