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Institutional Reforms For Discoms

Institutional Reforms For Discoms

Reforms within state electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) are at the centre of India’s power sector transition. A self-sustaining power sector is the key objective of these reforms. The Council’s research contributes to this effort by working with state government entities for a smoother transition.

As a starting point, the team has begun work in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Part of the power sector research team works from The Council’s Lucknow office, set-up to establish a presence in the state. Apart from desk-based research, the team engages with a plethora of stakeholders – state electricity regulators, DISCOM employee unions, sector activists, educational and skill training institutes and consumers.

This work stands apart from rest of the research of the power sector team, as it involves significant on-ground engagement to drive forward reforms.