Deputy Director General, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)
Track B, Session 8
Parthan is the Deputy Director General of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) – a public-private partnership facilitating markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Parthan holds masters degrees in Industrial Engineering as well as Renewable Energy and is working towards a doctorate on low carbon energy technology innovation.
"Renewable Energy Regulation in Developing Countries: A Key Factor in the Transition to a Low Carbon Energy System"
Renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon energy technologies offer developing countries options to transition to a low-carbon economy. Such a transition is inevitable if the world is to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. Low-carbon energy regulation has the potential to play a catalytic role in this transition process. However, limited human and institutional capacity, governance issues and the relatively early stage of regulatory framework development in the regulatory space in developing countries severely constrains the impact of the energy regulator. The presentation will look at the key lessons from renewable energy regulation in developing countries and examine some of the challenges and plans to address them. It will also outline REEEP’s experience from supporting energy regulators in Africa, Asia and Latin America.