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Is Decentralized Governance Essential to Energy Transition Pathways for India

18 July 2024 | 16:00-17:00 IST

This debate aims to investigate the pathways for implementing decentralized governance for India. We will explore avenues of possible coordination between union and states, between states and its districts and observe how the multi-directional flow of governance is actually implemented in real time. On the issues which affects the entire country at large such as policy coordination, infrastructural modernisation, technology transfer, financing mechanisms and more, is there a strategic alignment of communication, collaboration and exchanges across all levels of governance? In order to answer this, we will discuss how delegation of power between multiple levels of governance, extent of central government participation, ways of balancing central oversight and local autonomy and how does the inter- and intra-state transfer of knowledge and capacity aid towards energy transition targets at a national level.

Agenda

16.00 – 16.05: Opening remarks by Swetha Ravi Kumar | Executive Director, FSR Global

16.05 – 16.13: Setting the Scene – PK Pujari | Former Chairman Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and Distinguished Fellow, FSR Global

16.10 – 16.21: Where are the bottlenecks in centre-state coordination – R.P. Singh | Former Chairman, Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) and Distinguished Fellow, FSR Global

16.21 – 16.30: What are the possible changes needed to better center-state coordination – Ashwin Swain | Fellow – Energy Transitions, Sustainable Futures Collaborative

16.30 – 16.45: Questions from Discussant:

Discussant – Ismail Ali Khan | Former Chairman, Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC)

16.45 – 16.55: Q&A Discussion 

16.55 – 17.00: Closing remarks by Swetha Ravi Kumar | Executive Director, FSR Global

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