An independent body that provides a neutral platform for the discussion and examination of issues critical to the development of the private power sector in India.
The Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) was set up after the Government of India opened power generation to private players and invited developers to set up power projects in India. IPPAI was set up with the idea to provide a neutral forum to IPPs to discuss various issues and bottlenecks that the nascent industry faced.
IPPAI provides a cerebral platform as also an engaging interface between players in the Energy Sector, Policy Makers (Central and State level), Electricity Boards, Financial Institutions, Ministries, Power Developers, Indian & Multinational Companies, Equipment Suppliers, EPC Contractors and Consultants.
IPPAI’s primary goal is to bring together all the important players, including government officials and multi-lateral agencies to discuss generic issues and resolve problems that may retard the progress and development of projects in the Indian energy sector. Also, to examine ways in which, through the freshness of ideas as also a deeper understanding of issues, we can hope for resolution and progress.
IPPAI’s initiatives are focused on policy, strategic, financial, legal, regulatory and technical issues in the power, oil & gas and allied sectors.
IPPAI has, over the past few years conducted over a hundred Workshops, Round table meetings, Energy Summits and International Conferences, featuring a wide range of subjects from Financing, Regulation, Policy Initiatives, Security Issues and Environmental and consumer concerns by NGOs.
IPPAI’s initiatives have yielded a wealth of data and information on how to tackle these issues pertaining to generation in the power sector.
The recommendations that evolve from these initiatives are forwarded to concerned policy makers for their consideration and necessary action. These events have proved invaluable to project developers, and have contributed substantially towards their better understanding of this nascent yet rapidly developing market.
Besides providing a neutral platform for examining generic issues, IPPAI disseminates information on the complex issues of tax, regulatory processes and policy in the infrastructure, power and petroleum sectors, as they change from time to time.
IPPAI keeps track of the latest emerging policy & regulatory trends that offer a unique and valuable input to ensure success in this volatile emerging market where policy changes and political uncertainty impinge on the success, or failure, of the project development on a continuous basis.
IPPAI has, on its advisory committee, a number of experts from diverse fields with a unique knowledge base and decades of experience in the Indian energy sector. IPPAI interacts with Indian and International Organizations, like the Ministries of Power, Petroleum, Finance, the Planning Commission, state governments and trade associations.
IPPAI offers flexibility in interaction with policy makers and decision makers at the State and Central level as also through its collaborations with international agencies such as the UN and FERC as also State Regulators since it is a neutral, apolitical independent association that does not rely on government funding.
IPPAI’s conferences are focused on policy, strategic, financial, legal, regulatory and technical issues in the power, oil, gas and allied sectors.
IPPAI has worked closely with Tata Power, Suzlon, NTPC, Essar, National Grid of UK, Cogentrics USA, Westinghouse USA, PSEG Global, E&Y, GMR, Jindal, Jayprakash Associates, BSES, Reliance Infra, DLF Power, Dabhol, Enron, MPSEB, KEB Engineers Assn., CESC, BHP Billiton, Godavri Sugar Mills, Maersk Shipping and more. An independent status, worldwide reputation and far reaching contacts makes IPPAI a highly respected, unique brand.
At the core of IPPAI initiatives are its industry acclaimed conferences, that focus on current energy & related affairs. IPPAI’s conferences have top level speakers to address issues of direct relevance to the energy needs of today. IPPAI’s expertise and focused discussions ensure consistently relevant programmes with high-profile experts providing insights into key issues.
IPPAI has been an integral part of the key decision making in the Indian Power Sector, since its inception:
- Hosted over 15 workshops in India debating over the contents of the Electricity Act 2003
- Closely involved with parliamentary agencies prior to the finalization of the Electricity Act
- Worked with the CEA in determining the 8th and 9th Five Year Plans for the Power sector
- Strategized with various state governments on how to attract investments
- Involved in showcasing India with various ministerial missions
Fast-paced developments in the sector have opened new opportunities, prospects and business models, and possibilities for future growth on a sustainable basis.
IPPAI’s neutral disposition enables it to interact with regulators from a position of strength. and provide cutting edge information on developments in the emerging market. The initiatives are filed as important recommendations in the sector and the events attract a high calibre audience of key decision makers across business and government, offering excellent opportunities for networking.
IPPAI’s opinions and knowledge have been sought by international think-tanks and media and featured on BBC, Reuters, CNN, Far Eastern Review, Wall street journal, Economist, NDTV, ZEE, among others. IPPAI organises pivotal initiatives that cover revelatory Discussion_Documents in the presence of distinguished experts and speakers.
Power Pulse is a fortnightly newsletter released by IPPAI which covers fast paced developments in the power sector, in the context of India moving from a command economy to a market economy. The content is backed by IPPAI’s advantage of being a leading forum for discussion on policy, regulatory and techno-commercial issues in the sector. Each issue aims to highlight in a comprehensive manner, future trends in the regulatory scene and provides an edge in understanding the current developments ongoing in India.
IPPAI has charted new frontiers to shape India’s future in critical sectors, and look at its global footprint with recent, yet successful forays into USA and Europe. With offices in London & Washington, IPPAI pioneers action based on powerful, sustainable ideas.
To provide an apolitical and agenda-free platform for the discussion and examination of regulatory, policy, strategic and financial issues critical to the development of the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors within India and which may interest overseas investors.
To enable India to become globally competitive and follow internationally benchmarked best practices as far as infrastructure and energy is concerned.
To address the opportunities of an ever-liberalising Indian economy and within that creating dialogue and discourse which will help both governments (federal and state) and corporations (both domestic and transnational) address relevant issues within infrastructure and energy. Therefore enabling all interested and involved groups to come together for the greater good
IPPAI is a neutral forum that aims to disseminate vital knowledge to create awareness about the most significant issues and opportunities in the energy and power sectors in order to promote the sustainable and vibrant development of the Indian power, energy, and infrastructure sectors. The knowledge provided is a combination of in house research, and interactions with experts, industry heads, regulators, policymakers, senior government officials, academicians, and consumer groups. Learning’s from such interactions are taken a step further at our conferences where cross panel debate and discussion, and audience speaker interaction gives rise to renewed approaches for tackling bottlenecks and tapping into opportunities. As such, the IPPAI conferences are unique and highly relevant in these times where cross-sectoral and global interconnections have a notable impact on India’s energy economy.
IPPAI events are not restricted to a presentation format. Speakers and panelists are encouraged to share their views, raise concerns, and discuss solutions to various issues in the energy and power sectors.
IPPAI events have a diverse participants ranging from Policymakers, Regulators, Industry Heads, Academicians, and Senior Government Officials, and others who directly or indirectly shape India’s energy future. Each event has a distinct thematic or location focus and relevant audiences.
Energy Security / India Energy Security Summit
Strategic thinking on Security of Energy & Energy Assets, Fuel Supply Chain, Emerging Areas in Nuclear, Renewables, Gas, Coal; Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution.
Policy & Regulation / IPPAI Regulators & Policy Makers Retreat
4 day conclave in Goa of Regulators & Policy Makers across Asia, discussing Regulatory Issues, Convergence Opportunities across Energy Infrastructure Sectors.
Decentralized Power Generation / Captive Power Series
Working towards 24x7 power supply for India, through understanding of issues on Distributed Power Generation, selling Surplus Power from Captives and Renewable Energy.
Legal & Tax / Taxegal
Analysis of existing Legal and Fiscal framework, discussion on alignment of Law, Policy and Regulation for Sustained Investment in the Indian EnergyInfrastructure.
IPPAI has charted new frontiers to shape India’s future in critical sectors, and look
The entire proceedings of every conference are available on DVD for exclusive viewing.
IPPAI conferences encourage open debate, panel discussions and audience interaction unlike at any other event. Discussions at IPPAI events provide exclusive glimpses of issues and affairs in the power and energy infrastructure sectors. Viewing the DVDs is an excellent way to experience these events if you’ve been unable to attend. Additionally, transcripts in a book form are available for select initiatives.
As a leading forum for promoting debate and discussion on various policy, regulatory and techno-commercial issues related to the power sector, IPPAI releases an e-newsletter to highlight the future trends in the regulatory scene, and report recent developments in the energy and power sectors.
A comprehensive newsletter in collaboration with leading experts providing unique insights into the functioning and inner issues of Indian regulatory authorities across key infrastructure sectors.
These newsletter are available 'at no charge' to members.
A documentation book is prepared for participants at each conference. This documentation contains:
- In house research on the Discussion_Documents of in the agenda of a conference
- Research papers from think tanks and experts across the country and the world
- Original articles, position papers, and presentations by conference speakers
Books on various aspects of the Power Market have been written by senior members of IPPAI.
- Power Trading Manual - Relevant Policies, Regulation and Procedures that impact the electricity trading market today, along with Articles by experts in the power sector, Regional frequency trends, demand and supply profiles, and, details of Market structure and commercial standards, along with other processes and procedures applicable to the trade. This manual provides any trading party or any person interested in power trading with comprehensive information to allow for superior understanding of the power market and its workings.
- The UI Power Pool – The Future of the Indian Electricity Market: An examination of the status and structure of the Indian Power Market to present a detailed perspective of the most unique and critical component of the Indian electricity system – Availability Based Tariff.
- India Power Convergence Handbook – IPPAI has been promoting informed discussion on convergence in the areas of Power Utilities, IT, Telecom & Media for a decade. This handbook is part of IPPAI’s effort to facilitate a quick understanding of the concept of convergence by presenting a detailed and well researched overview of the convergence phenomena and its progress in the Indian context.
Watch "Elephant in the Market Place"
Watch "IPPAI Power Awards 2012"
Bihar CM Shri Nitish Kumar speaks at IPPAI Conference - Development of the Power Sector in Bihar
Mr. Harry Dhaul, Director General, IPPAI speaks at IPPAI Conference - Development of the Power Sector in Bihar
Mr. N K Singh, MP, Rajya Sabha speaks at IPPAI Conference - Development of the Power Sector in Bihar
Dr. Pramod Deo, Chairman, CERC speaks at IPPAI Conference - Development of the Power Sector in Bihar