KPMG with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

KPMG with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office


MCA Awards Finalist 2024The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is supporting many programmes around the world to aid the global climate and net zero transition – one of these being the ASPiRE (Accelerating Smart Power and Renewable Energy) programme in India, to which it appointed KPMG as delivery partner.

KPMG has been leveraging its global experience, industry benchmarks and understanding of the global transition of the energy system to support pilot projects, provide policy advice and build capabilities across multiple sectors in India as well as providing project management capabilities.

A team from KPMG UK has been working hand-in-hand with colleagues from KPMG India, with a KPMG-led consortium providing policy, commercial and technical advice, collaborating closely with key Indian government ministries (the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and the Ministry of Power), and facilitating introductions and partnerships between India and UK businesses. A significant additional focus has been to embed a gender and social inclusion dimension within every work package and activity. This has included increasing access and increasing employment opportunities, as well as improving working conditions, for women and socially excluded groups.

The programme has seven key areas of focus, and these all have numerous work packages within them – making it a complex project to manage. But through KPMG’s extensive project management experience, including other international projects and specifically other complex FCDO programmes, as well as our deep subject expertise relating to the climate and energy transition, the team has been able to run the implementation successfully – meeting targets and in many cases exceeding them.
The programme has achieved some significant results:

  • Developed a pipeline of market opportunities of at least £10 billion across smart power and renewable energy projects
  • Facilitated 17 partnership discussions between Indian and UK organisations, which are in advanced stages of finalisation
  • 61 companies supported to enter the Indian market
  • 50+ technical reports/analytical studies/white papers/tools developed across smart power and renewable energy themes
  • 25+ information materials shared with Indian and international businesses and stakeholders (including UK) on technical capabilities, market opportunities, etc
  • Capacity building of 1,800+ senior level stakeholders on priority areas such as smart meters, energy storage, industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency (IDEE), offshore wind, green hydrogen and energy storage themes
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction of ~2 million tons of CO2

KPMG has supported clients and key stakeholders, helped scores of UK businesses find entry points into the Indian market, pushed and promoted the inclusion agenda – and helped propel one of the world’s largest economies towards a greener, lower carbon footprint. It is a programme that the firm is proud to be a part of because it is truly making a difference on an international scale.

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