Power Sector in India: Reforms, missteps, and the road ahead

5:30–7:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Since the restructuring of the nineties and the reforms under the Electricity Act of 2003, the Indian power sector has come a long way. However, many of the old structural issues remain and the reform process is still work in progress. Reflecting on his decades of experience in this sector, especially at the helm of one of the few private discoms in the country, Mr Gopal Saxena, Director, BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna, gave an overview of where we are and the road ahead.

About the speaker:
Gopal K. Saxena is currently working as Director of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) & BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) at Delhi. BRPL and BYPL are joint ventures of Reliance ADA group of companies with Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi and distribute electricity to almost 3.7 million consumers in Delhi (roughly 67% of Delhi's population).He has over 4 decades of rich experience at apex positions in various companies of repute like ACC-Babcock, DCM Group, Essar Group, and Reliance ADA Group, and has been a Member of various Working Groups and committees on distribution reforms and smart grid initiatives.