IEA undertakes major review of India’s energy system

13 April 2015

Participants in the High-Level Opening Session of the workshop in New Delhi

The IEA in partnership with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and with the support of The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) held a workshop in New Delhi to gather input for a World Energy Outlook 2015 special report on India that will be published in late November.

The high-level Opening Session on 13 April included remarks by IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol, three cabinet-level ministers – Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya of NITI Aayog (the former Planning Commission); Minister of Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal; and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan – and TERI acting Director-General Leena Srivastava.

The event brought together 140 distinguished experts from governments, energy companies, international organisations, academia, the financial community and civil society. On the margins of the meeting, Dr. Birol held bilateral meetings with the Indian ministers to discuss some of the key challenges facing the country and the strategies they are pursuing to steer the energy system onto a more secure and sustainable path, such as the National Solar Mission.