The issues related to energy economics are being debated intensely in the past two decades. The policy makers of various countries world over are grappling with these issues. Issues related to attaining energy efficiency, natural gas, oil, competition issues are debated and discussed by policy makers, academicians, industry. There are also issues pertaining to renewable sources of energy on which intensive research is being pursued. A quick glance at the literature in the form of research papers, articles in books and peer reviewed journals underscore the fact that in every economy people are making earnest efforts to pursue research on these issues in order to find solutions to various problems in this sector. With this end in view the centre for Energy Economics has been formed. The centre would strive to undertake research in the following areas. It has to be noted that the list of areas mention here is only illustrative and not exhaustive:
- Promotion of energy efficiency in the area of residential lighting, commercial buildings and Industry.
- The issues related to anti competitive conduct in the energy sector with a focus on power sector
- Reforms in power sector, with a focus on renewable sources of energy.
- Emerging issues of Oil and natural gas.
Publications so far:
- Article published in the Journal of Infrastructure Development, (June 2012) titled ‘Public Private Partnership in Power Sector -A Focus on Ultra Mega Power Projects.
- Article published in December 2014 issue in Journal of Infrastructure Development, titled ‘Does NTPC Have a Dominant Position-A critical Analysis.
- Article titled ‘Can Solar Power Get a Place in the Sun’ in Financial Express date: June 7th 2016.
- The centre since its inception has complied a broad spectrum of articles on various issues of energy sector, that appeared in national and international journals
The future plan of the center is as follows:
- Inviting Occasional papers : The institute would invite papers from the various stakeholders, more so the personnel in the higher echelons of regulatory bodies, such as the electricity regulatory commissions, academicians who are involved in the research in this area from reputed educational institutions of the country. In the long term, the institute by using its network would also invite papers from internationally renowned academicians.
- Writing articles and research papers for peer reviewed journals.
- Publication of book : The centre would also endeavor to publish a book in next one year . The tentative title of the book Is; Twenty five years of power sector reforms-Achievements and Challenges Ahead.
- Round Table : The round table discussions would be of duration of two to three hours. The round table would be an intensive discussion and participatory, wherein, the target audience would also participate. The topics for discussion would be : Energy efficiency, renewable sources of energy etc.