Engaging India's Electrification Agenda
This event is in New York City and will not be live-streamed.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Modi’s Saubaghya scheme achieved its goal of providing electricity connections to virtually every household in India. Even so, the country still faces several challenges in ensuring that such power is consistent and reliable. The responsibility of Indian states to produce this outcome indicates a need for dialogue between central and state governments, research institutions, the private sector, philanthropy, and civil society.
CSIS, in collaboration with the Consulate General of India in New York, is pleased to invite you to Engaging India’s Electrification Agenda. On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly and during Climate Week NYC, this event will feature senior-level Indian state and central government officials, heads of private companies and philanthropic organizations leading renewable energy transitions in India, and practitioners working to meet energy access needs. Dr. Kartikeya Singh will also share key findings of CSIS research based on Indian state government and civil society feedback on priority areas open for stakeholders to partner with states beyond connections.
The U.S.-India State & Urban Initiative, managed jointly by the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the Energy & National Security Program at CSIS, has aimed to support bilateral dialogues and energy partnerships between Indian and U.S. states and other subnational entities. To support Prime Minister Modi’s Saubhagya scheme, we have worked closely with Indian state governments to identify their energy policy priorities and opportunities for engagement for academia, the private sector, and energy access practitioners.
8:45am - Opening Remarks
9:00am - Welcome Address
9:15am - Session I: Engaging India's Electrification Agenda
10:00am - Keynote
10:45am - Session II: Partnering with India's States
12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Session III: Powering Jobs
2:00pm - Session IV: Energy Access Practitioner Cooperation and Experience
3:00pm - Closing Remarks
More speakers and full agenda to be announced.
This event is made possible by generous support from the Good Energies Foundation.