IPPAI was set up as a not-for-profit association shortly after the Government of India opened the power sector to private industry. Since its inception as an independent body in 1994,IPPAI’s aim has been to provide a neutral platform for the examination of issues critical to the development of the power sector in India, to discuss energy policy and to focus on strategic, financial, legal, regulatory and technical issues in the power, oil, gas and allied sectors with a prime focus on independent power producers.

As the oldest power producers association in the country,IPPAI takes up pioneering positions on industry issues as they emerge and sensitize its members and key stakeholders regarding the same. Through its conferences IPPAI takes a first-hand look at the issues that the industry grapples with and seek solutions to these in a collaborative manner.

Conferences IPPAI has, over the last two decades, conducted over a hundred workshops, round table meetings, energy summits and international conferences, featuring a wide range of subjects such as financing, regulation, policy initiatives, along with environmental and consumer concerns by NGOs. These initiatives have yielded a wealth of data and information on how to tackle issues and bottle necks pertaining to a wide range of critical policy matters across the Indian power and allied sectors. The recommendations that evolved from these initiatives are forwarded to the concerned policy makers for their consideration and necessary action. IPPAI host annual events such as:

The Asia Energy Security Summit: The Asia Energy Security Summit is a track II diplomacy initiative of IPPAI where government, industry leaders, regulators, policymakers, academicians and think tanks from across the world discuss and debate issues relating to the entire energy spectrum, particularly the emerging issues and challenges in the energy landscape of Asia. The proceedings from the previous conclaves are carried forward for review and discussion.

Participating countries:
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Cyprus, Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, USA, UK Vietnam.

Regulations & Policymakers Retreat:

The Regulators & Policymakers Retreat (RPR), is an interactive flagship event hosted by IPPAI where under an overarching theme thought leaders and experts discuss and brainstorm on issues in the energy and power sectors covering relevant policy and governance topics. It is a platform for engaging with cerebral persons in the industry and across sectors.

Recent conferences and workshops:

Membership Engagement:
IPPAI offers its members a unique opportunity to access the latest policy and regulatory trends through debates and discussion with the government, regulatory bodies, and public and private sector entities in the workshops, seminars and other conferences.

  • After every event, IPPAI sends out a list of recommendations based on the inputs and suggestions given by IPPAI members and industry experts to concerned ministries and regulatory bodies.
  • Engage its member with policymakers, regulators, industry leaders and experts at focused conferences.
  • The outcome of IPPAI's path-breaking initiatives are forwarded as recommendations to key decision-makers in the government (including the Prime Minister’s office), both at the federal and state level.
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