Globally, RE employed 0.4 million people in 2017
The Government of India has ambitious plans of increasing the percentage of RE in the energy mix of the country. India's target is to achieve 175 GW generation capacity by 2022.
Despite a good talent pool, India lacks R&D in battery cells manufacturing
In an interview with POWER TODAY, Dr Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), recommends that India must actively pursue bilateral agreements with rare Earth-rich nations, besides exploring such materials on its own territory to successfully meet the requirements of the emerging energy storage industry.
The recent draft amendments by the Ministry of Power for group captive power has not gone well with the captive power players. The amendments are blessings in disguise for state distribution companies (DISCOMs), as it was on their complaints that the government has acted upon.
Step in the right direction
While Green Energy Corridor may enhance transmission grid to a greater extent, the evacuation issues faced by the renewable energy segment may not get fully resolved in the near future.
Enabling Tariffs & Policies Called for
Renewable energy contributes over 22 per cent to India's installed power generation capacity. Although conventional fuels still dominate this segment, the share of renewable energy sources has been steadily increasing from about 8 per cent in 2009.
Highest Growth Generating Company in Hydro in Public Sector - Teesta Urja
The New Delhi-based Teesta Urja was formed in 2005 with a mission to commission the 1,200 MW (6X200 MW) Teesta Stage - III Hydro Electric Project in a shortest possible time so that optimal benefits are accrued to the beneficiary states as well as to the state of Sikkim.
Change in Generation Landscape
The planned renewable capacity target of 175 GW by 2022 to enable our COP21 commitment and 'Power for All' program poses significant challenges of balancing variability and intermittency in the grid.
Forecasting and scheduling regulations take hold in India| BTI
Andhra Pradesh recently became the latest state to notify forecasting, scheduling and deviation settlement regulations for solar and wind power generation. It joins Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, who have already announced these regulations.
Change in coal export regulations by Indonesia and Australia has queered the pitch for Tata Power and Adani Power. But can India afford to forsake such huge assets built assiduously?
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