Workshop on Private Sector Participation in the 

Indian Power Sector and Climate Change




February 4, 2009 (Wednesday) 

India International Centre Annex (Conference Room III)



Sponsored by

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)




9.30 am

Arrival of the participants


9.45 – 10.15 am

Welcome address and introductory remarks by Chair, Suman Bery, Director General, NCAER


Address by Chief Guest, Mr. B.K. Chaturvedi, Member, Planning Commission


Final Remarks by Chair


Session 1:  Chair : Mr. Anil Razdan, former Secretary, Ministry of Power


10.15 – 10.35 am

Presentation on "The impact of the Indian Power Sector Reforms on emissions of green house gases: an econometric approach" by Payal Malik, NCAER.


10.35 – 10.50 am

Presentation on "The privatisation of power distribution in Delhi: an indirect impact in terms of climate change mitigation?" by Mr. S K N Nair, NCAER


10.50 – 11.20 am

Discussion by Invited Discussants: Mr. T.C.A. Srinivas Raghavan and Dr. V.P. Ojha

General Discussion


11.20 – 11.30 am

Comments by Chairman


11.30 – 11.45 am

Tea Break



Session 2: Chair : Mr. J.L.Bajaj, Distinguished Fellow, TERI


11.45 – 11.55 am

Presentation on "The contribution of a large hydropower project to climate change mitigation: lessons from Baspa II" by TERI.


11.55 – 12.05 pm

Presentation on "The impact of three renewable energy projects (small hydro, wind, biomass) carried out by private developers on climate change" by TERI.


12.05 – 12.20 pm

Presentation on "How do thermal power plant developers take into account their impact on climate change? Lessons from Jojobera" by TERI.


12.20 – 12.50 pm

Discussion by Invited Discussants 

General Discussion


12.50 – 1.00 pm

Comments by Chairman



1.00– 1.15 pm


Closing remarks


Aymeric BLANC, Economist and Research Coordinator AFD

Suman Bery, Director General, NCAER

1.15 – 2.00 pm