GSEP partners with TERI to host first PPP conference in Asia

November 27, 2014

As part of its Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Sustainable Electricity Development Program, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) partnered with The Energy Research Institute (TERI) to organize and host a high-level dialogue on PPP targeting the Asian region for the first time in New Delhi, India. In line with the objectives of GSEP’s program, this dialogue offers a platform to seek expert views and discuss best practices and concrete ways to promote effective PPP for sustainable electricity and energy efficiency projects in the region.

Dr. Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of TERI University and Honorary Executive Director of TERI opened the conference, together with distinguished guests such as Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Government of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency. For Dr. Srivastava, this workshop represents the right type of initiative that is needed around the world: "TERI has been recognized as a capacity-building hub for the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is looking forward to continue joining forces with partners such as GSEP to pool resources and make sure that the right capacities are in place to advance the UN SE4ALL goals". 

Close to 70 high-level representatives from energy ministries, policy makers, energy regulators, development banks, public and private utilities, and sustainable electricity/energy efficiency sector experts from 10 countries attended this workshop, which runs from November 27-28, 2014. At the proceedings, it was highlighted that when implemented well, PPPs can effectively promote successful investments in renewable projects, low carbon-emitting energy projects, energy efficiency and grid modernization programs, while also enhancing the scale up of access to sustainable energy and fostering significant economic growth and carbon emissions reduction in countries. 

To learn more about this workshop and about the other regional conferences organized under GSEP’s PPP for Sustainable Electricity Development Program, to read expert interviews on PPPs and learn more about the program’s objectives, please visit the PPP section of our website.