A road heads toward cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant.

Navigating India's Coal Transition: Decommissioning, repurposing, and diversification

July 13, 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm IST

via Zoom

(Open to public)

The transition toward cleaner and more sustainable energy sources presents both opportunities and challenges for India's coal sector. This webinar focuses on the economics and options for decommissioning end-of-life coal mines and thermal power plants, highlighting the potential for repurposing their land and assets. For example, it explores the potential of energy storage as a means of repurposing thermal power plants and will analyze the readiness of coal-based state-owned enterprises, such as Coal India Limited and NTPC, to effectively navigate the energy transition. Drawing on the experiences and best practices of international companies in successfully transitioning away from coal, this webinar will provide invaluable insights and lessons for navigating India’s coal transition.

This webinar is organized by the Centre for Development & Environment Policy at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), as part of the Building Roadmaps for Industrial Decarbonisation and Green Economy (BRIDGE) initiative. BRIDGE aspires to bring experts together to discuss India’s changing energy landscape. The BRIDGE Initiative Webinar Series on Coal Transition comprises four webinars focused on the role of coal in a sustainable energy mix.



Setting the Context

Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Professor, Economics, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Panel Discussion

Sucharita Bhattacharjee, Policy Analyst and Deputy Head, CUTS International – Calcutta Resource Centre

Saarthak Khurana, Manager, Climate Policy Initiative

Shubham Thakare, Manager, Energy Modelling, Vasudha Foundation

Vibhuti Garg, Director, South Asia, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Christopher Beaton, Lead, Sustainable Energy Consumption, IISD


Closing Remarks

Christopher Beaton, Lead, Sustainable Energy Consumption, IISD

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