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The Centre for Energy Law, Policy and Strategy

The Centre for Energy Law, Policy and Strategy

The Centre for Energy Law, Policy and Strategy (CELPS) seeks to provide a venue for scholars and practitioners to engage with energy related law, policy and strategies through conferences, workshops, lecture series, discussion forum; and its research papers and database. It shall host symposia collaborating with eminent scholars and legal practitioners from energy sector. The Centre envisions deliberations with leading practitioners and academicians on contemporary and recent issues of energy law, policy and strategies. The Centre aims at encouraging research and publications, and focus on providing a platform for student training and professional continuing education, which would constitute a significant contribution to their career development.

Objectives of the CELPS are –

  • promote research and study of economics of energy, energy options for sustainable development-oriented governance and national security strategies with a transnational and global perspective.
  • guide students towards specialised study and research of issues impacting energy policy formulation, legal regulation, governance and national security considerations in the context of emerging national scenario and international trends.
  • conduct academic programmes on the electricity laws and provide legal training and support to the industry and profession.
  • offer a forum to bring together the economists, academicians, practitioners, regulators and policy makers.
  • provide a platform for students to interact with experts in the field and to avail the opportunities in this significant niche field of law as well as niche in niche areas therein.
  • be a think tank for critical analysis of the trends and developments in the institutional, legal  regulatory framework and national security strategies for India, and new comer and developing countries.

Activities of CELPS include –

  • research projects to help students have a deeper understanding of the subject.
  • organising special expert lectures, panel discussions, group discussions, seminars, workshops and other similar activities in energy law and its intersection with other branches of law to create and promote an atmosphere of learning among students.
  • review the existing national legislation (including subordinate legislation) and understand the different interpretations of such law in different jurisdictions.
  • Journal of Energy Law, Policy and Strategy (JELPS) carrying articles/research papers from scholars and students.
Name Designation
Dr Gururaj D Devarhubli Head

The Centre has entered into collaboration with the Foundation for Law and International Affairs, Washington DC, USA.

Centre for Energy Law, Policy and Strategy
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Post: Chandlodia, Via: Gota
Ahmedabad – 382 481, Gujarat
Ph: 079-71652821