Webinar and Report launch: EV – A New Entrant To India’s Electricity Consumer-Basket

AEEE hosted a webinar on 31st July 2020 to launch the fourth in a series of reports addressing some major issues regarding the implementation of electric mobility in India. This research effort was generously supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.

The report, EV – A New Entrant to India’s Electricity Consumer-Basket, aims to facilitate the development of a framework for determining appropriate tariffs for electric vehicle (EV) charging in India. Recognising the need to demystify the EV tariff landscape, the researchers at AEEE have carried out a detailed study bringing to the fore some key aspects of EV tariff design that contributes to the discourse around tariff-setting and regulations.

Electricity tariff for EV charging is an important fiscal and regulatory tool to shape the e-mobility landscape in India. While EV tariffs can enhance the revenue of power distribution utilities, it can potentially impact the commercial viability of the charging service business and the total cost of EV ownership. Tariff-setting in India is a complex subject and the landscape varies widely from state to state. This holds true for EV tariffs as well. But the complexity in the case of EV has other dimensions.

The webinar broadly addressed the following questions that are critical to the regulators, distribution utilities, charging service providers, EV users and policymakers.

  • Impact of EV on peak demand, energy requirement and cost of supply of a DISCOM
  • Discussion on the current EV tariff landscape in the country and the key considerations for tariff-setting
  • Recommendations on some key elements of an EV tariff framework

The report release was followed by an exciting panel discussion comprising of some eminent experts and important stakeholders.


Opening remarks by
Dr Satish Kumar, President and Executive Director, AEEE

Keynote address by
Vivek M Chandran, Associate Director – Transport Programme, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Presentation on key findings of report by
Shyamasis Das, Principal Research Associate – Power Utility & Electric Mobility, AEEE
Bhawna Tyagi, Senior Research Associate – Energy Data Services, AEEE

Panel discussion on key findings and critical aspects of EV charging tariff framework

  • Dr Pramod Deo (Moderator), Ex-CERC Chairman
  • Ajit Pandit, Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited
  • Abhishek Ranjan, AVP, BSES Rajdhani Private Limited (BRPL)
  • N Mohan. Deputy General Manager (Head – EV Charging Infrastructure), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

Closing remarks by
Ruchir Shukla, Director – Electric Mobility Programme, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Watch the full webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7449816209407373064

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