Given the vast magnitudes of investment required in the energy transition, and given the limitations of Indian public finance, the main path to energy transition investment lies in private investment. Only the domestic and the foreign private sector have the scale of resourcing required to terminate contracts with coal-fired plants and build a new world of renewables and storage. This process faces limitations which are collectively bucketed as 'investability'. One of the most important states in India from the perspective of energy transition is Tamil Nadu. It was one of the first states in India to have achieved almost universal electrification and was also at the forefront of the transition to renewables — both wind and solar — in the country.
In this conference, we present a review of the electricity sector in Tamil Nadu. The conference aims to bring together academics, researchers, policy-makers and industry to engage in a constructive dialogue on a reforms agenda. The objective of our work is to present a collection of facts about the sector that can form the basis of a deep dive into the causes and consequences of existing decisions, and also policy proposals to improve investability for transition finance.
The event is in person and free, but you must register to attend.