Fourth Annual Virtual Roundtable on Residential Electricity Consumption

Conveners: The Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi), Prayas (Energy Group), and the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development

Speakers: Shonali Pachauri; Namrata Chindarkar; Samit Mitra; Philipp Grunewald; Vishal Garg; Andrew Peacock.

4th Annual Virtual Roundtable on Residential Electricity Consumption

Date: September 29, October 7, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm IST (both days)

Day 1: What drives India's rural residential electricity demand?
September 29, 2021 | 3:00PM – 4:30PM IST | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon BST

  • Shonali Pachauri, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Namrata Chindarkar, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Samit Mitra, Smart Power India

Day 2: Opportunities for Demand Response in Indian homes
October 7, 2021 | 3:00PM – 4:30PM IST | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon BST

  • Philipp Grunewald, University of Oxford
  • Vishal Garg, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad
  • Andrew Peacock, Heriot-Watt University


The Centre for Policy Research, Prayas (Energy Group), and the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Oxford have been holding annual roundtable discussions on India’s residential electricity consumption for the last three years. These discussions aim to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working on residential electricity demand to substantively share recently completed and on-going work as well as discuss challenges and future directions. Like last year, we will hold this event online. The detailed agenda for this two-day event can be accessed here.

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