Inaugural Session - Inclusive Transformation for Sustainability, Recovery & Growth

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:30 AM to 9:40 AM · 1 hr. 10 min. (Africa/Abidjan)
Summit Stage
Plenary / Keynote
Energy Trading / Energy MarketsSmart CitiesFinance / InvestmentGeneration [conventional & renewable]TransmissionDistributionGrid Edge Technologies


The devastating impacts of Covid-19, raising health, economic and social challenges have also stress-tested the fundamentals of India’s power system. The pandemic has exacerbated many of the existing challenges the sector faces to its financial and physical resilience - both of which are fundamentally required to secure investments in pursuit of country’s electricity demand and shift to cleaner energy. 

Whilst Government of India’s response to the crisis have ensured creation of the strongest momentum for power market reform in over a decade; decisive and coherent response by the Public & Private sector Industry is required to further catalyse these reform initiatives ensuring greater energy security & reliability. Policy interventions, regional and state-level collaboration, initiatives across the value chain and a robust economic support system will assure the global industry that the Indian Power sector will not loose the transformational momentum.  

The Session would showcase Thought Leaders from the Indian Power & Utility Industry scrupulously unpack the sector’ priorities including physical and financial resiliency and a balanced generation mix to support the rise of renewables.