The Centre for Policy Research invites you to a webinar on: Understanding Data Gaps for India’s Energy Transition
- Sushil Kumar Soonee, Advisor and former CEO, Power System Operation Corporation
- Arijit Basu, Former Managing Director, State Bank of India
- Urmi Goswami, Assistant Editor, The Economic Times
- Thomas Spencer, Analyst, International Energy Agency
- Srinivas Krishnaswamy, CEO, Vasudha Foundation India
- Ashwini Swain, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
This webinar is the fourth in the India Energy Transition Dialogues – a series convened by the Centre for Policy Research to explore different paths to meet India’s 21st century energy goals. Each webinar in this bi-weekly series will discuss different pathways proposed by think tanks and research groups working on specific pieces of India’s energy transition puzzle. These discussions – by drawing on practical experiences and exploring the costs and opportunities associated with these approaches – seek to facilitate constructive engagement with government policies and interventions at the national and state levels.
In this session, we will discuss the multiple gaps in energy sector data in India, why the existing data gap is an impediment in planning for India’s energy transition and how we can mitigate this challenge. Colleagues from Vasudha Foundation will initiate the discussion with a presentation on their work on bringing together various transition-relevant data through a portal - Vasudha Power Info Hub. They will also present key highlights and insights from their process of data collation for the Hub. The follow-up discussion aims to cover the limitations or challenges in the current manner in which data is presented and how we can bring together data from other sectors that have a bearing on the power sector transition. The panel will also discuss how better data could help a select set of stakeholders – investors, financiers, researchers, modellers and media – in planning for the transition.
To check the schedule and register for other webinars in the series, visit: https://environmentality.cprindia.org/blog/india-energy-transition-dialogues