Gearing up for 80 GW and beyond
Wind dominates the renewable energy (RE) segment with an installed capacity of over 34,000 MW. The segment, which was once the leader in RE, may lose its sheen as grid-connected solar energy may take over wind in the coming years
RENJINI LIZA VARGHESE, Renewable Energy, Technology, UNFCCC, NAPCC, RPO, Kameswara Rao, Energy Utilities, Mining, Pwc, Fit, Ashish Mithani, KP Energy, Grid Corporation, CTU
Towards the Grid of the Future
New technologies drive traditional utilities to redefine traditional approaches to operations. While micro-grids and other Distributed Energy Resources (DER) play a significant role in lighting up India's rural communities, supporting initiatives such as Saubhagya also play a valuable part in the development of India's smart grid of the future.
Distributed Energy Resources, Saubhagya, Sambitosh Mohapatra, Pwc India, Power Grids, Transmission, Distribution, Smart Metres, MNRE, DISCOM, Rahul Tongia, Microgrids
We need strong transmission lines for wind
The policy from the beginning has articulated that there will be unwind or sunset of all the subsidy elements. And, that has been consistent. Some of them were given sunset in the last budget, while some have continued.
Right policies are key to India's EV revolution
EV is the most talked about topic in the energy industry today, because two energy sectors are involved - electric supply and oil and gas. On the supply ecosystem, the government is working on a policy as to who should be responsible for setting up the charging infrastructure.
EV Ecosystem, EESL, Amit Kumar, Pwc, Power Distribution, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Chademo, CCS, Department Of Heavy Industry, NITI Aayog, Bureau Of Indian Standards, Manish Pant
Gearing up for Blockchain
Digitisation has been at the forefront of power sector for the past decade in India. Evidently, the stakeholders in the electricity value chain have been investing considerably in the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance efficiency.
Power Sector, Iot Solutions, SCADA System, ADB, Smart Meters, Hemant Dabke, SAP Indian, KEC International, Hero Future Energies, Mckinsey Global Institute, Blockchain Technology, Pwc, Infrastructure, Transmission, Distribution
No clear roadmap
The outlook for thermal power generation market is not negative as India is still hugely underserved on electricity. The current limbo is caused by a sudden addition of about 100 GW in a five year period, driven by a policy of coal block allocation i.e., a rush encouraged by the premium from fuel shortages.
Kameswara Rao, Thermal Power Generation, Pwc, Coal Block Allocation, Coal-Fired Plants, Renewable Energy, Electrification, Transport, Power Equipment, BTG Market, Saubhagya Scheme
Hydro watered down
Hydropower segment has been facing numerous impediments to its growth. However, it has come into the government focus exudes hope that it will pick up pace going ahead.
Hydropower, HPP, Ministry Of Power, Small Hydro, Yogesh Daruka, Pwc, PPP, JV, 12Th Five Year Plan, ASSOCHAM, Hydropower Commission, Investments, BS Srinivasalu Reddy, CCEA, Discoms
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.
Power For All, Yogesh Daruka, Pwc India, Power, Peak Generation, Solar Plant, Hydropower, CEA, EFC, HPO, RPO, HPDF, CERC, NPA, PPA