A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with FSR on October 11, 2018, for collaborative work. The MoU is a stride towards establishing international collaborations for arriving at solutions to problems of common interest. The MoU was signed by Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant, Director, FSR and Prof. S Ganesh, Dean Research & Development, IIT Kanpur. Creation of such an alliance would not only benefit the Centre and both institutions but also the regulatory institutions and other stakeholders of the power sector in general.
First and second issue of the Centre’s newsletter titled Regulatory Insights were released in July 2018 and October 2018 respectively, as per the identified coverage areas and topics. These issues summarize the updates on recent key regulatory developments in the Indian power sector.
A CER monograph on Regulatory Framework for Long-term Demand Forecasting and Power Procurement Planning has been published by CER as a book carrying an ISBN 978-93-5321-969-7.
The Centre’s Online Discussion Forum (ODF) is an initiative to facilitate an online platform for exchanging knowledge, ideas and data among energy sector professionals and academicians. The forum is accessible after registration at the CER web portal. New topics and threads across a number of categories can be created on the forum after due approval of the administrator. In the near future, it is intended to model the forum as a mobile application (android based) for availing hassle free access to the ODF. The Centre’s web portal and ODF keeps users abreast with the outputs and activities of the Centre. Presently it covers the updates and archives of the following:
The objective of this initiative is to design the Centre’s activities and deliver a more relevant output by engaging various stakeholders. Registration for RSM is automatically carried out when users create their login credentials for the first time on ODF.