NITI Aayog has been entrusted with formulating the National Energy Policy (NEP) by the Government of India. NITI Aayog approached many knowledge partners, including PEG, to conduct stakeholder consultations and provide inputs to the NEP on specific sectors. PEG was requested to provide inputs on coal production and thermal generation. In this connection, PEG prepared a background paper and conducted stakeholder consultations at the Mahagenco office in Mumbai on 19th October 2015 which was attended by about 30 representatives from the coal and power sectors. Based on the discussions at the roundtable, PEG submitted its inputs to the NITI Aayog.
In addition, PEG also provided inputs on energy data management to the Centre for Policy Research. These inputs were used in the note prepared by the Centre for Policy Research on the institutional framework and energy data spine for the country as part of its inputs to NEP 2015.