Electricity & Fuels

Electricity is a crucial sector for the development of a modern, prosperous and sustainable economy. We work on improving the socio-economic performance of the electricity sector, and the development and implementation of policies to reduce its environmental footprint. We work with distribution utilities, central and state level regulators, and companies in the electricity and allied fuel sectors.

Electricity Fuels


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    Discussion Paper

    Resolving the Crisis in Power Distribution in India

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    Project Report

    Strategies for Greening the Sector and Improving the Reliability of Power Supply

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    Energy Transitions India - Developing pathways to a low-carbon economy

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    Just Transition, sectoral planning based on demand profiles – TERI's suggestions for draft National Electricity Policy 2021

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  • Social Impact Assessment


    India: Transforming to a net-zero emissions energy system - Scenarios Sketch

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Just Transition, sectoral planning based on demand profiles – TERI's suggestions for draft National Electricity Policy 2021

Mr A K Saxena

TERI's presentation and detailed comments on India's draft electricity policy. It also iterated that locking of investment in new coal capacity should be last resort.

What would make Indians buy EVs? Our survey has some answers

Mr Parmeet Singh

TERI's survey on consumer perception of electric vehicles (EVs) revealed that issues like upfront cost, battery replacement, and range anxiety are topmost concerns for people considering buying an EV.

Integrating electric buses in public transport: Kolkata's success story

Mr Alekhya Datta
Dr Shashank Vyas
Mr Ram Krishan

The IEA featured TERI's case study on Kolkata's successful operation of e-buses fleet in its flagship publication GEVO 2020

The e-buses fleet was inaugurated by honourable chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.

Nudging MSMEs towards natural gas to lighten Delhi's air pollution burden

Dr Manish Anand

Making natural gas an attractive fuel option for small and medium industries can be an important step in cleaning Delhi-NCR's air

Managing India's clean energy waste: A roadmap for the solar and storage industry

With the increasing penetration of distributed renewable energy sources such as solar PV and energy storage into the Indian electricity sector, it is necessary to prepare for managing the waste generated from these technologies. The reduce, reuse, and recover approach offers multiple socio-economic benefits besides being environmentally benign.


COP26 Charter of Actions: Virtual Stakeholder Roundtable on Energy

August 18, 2021
to August 18, 2021

Accelerating economic growth along with equitable recovery is fundamental to sustainable development and climate action. Under the presidency of United Kingdom in partnership with Italy, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to be held from 1–12 November 2021 in Glasgow will aim at mobilising action on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience, and aligning them with sustainable development goals.

Operational Planning for EV Integration with Distribution Networks: Insights from TERI Study

January 12, 2021
to January 12, 2021

The virtual roundtable discussion aims to understand the anticipated impacts of EV integration with electricity distribution networks

Transitioning towards a Next Gen Utility - Webinar series by TERI and TPCL

December 10, 2020
to December 10, 2020

TATA Power Company Limited (TPCL) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) are conducting a joint two-webinar series with a focus on – "Transitioning towards a Next Gen Utility"

Webinar on Distribution System Operator (DSO): Emerging need, roles and responsibilities

October 24, 2020
to October 24, 2020

The increasing emergence of Distributed Energy Resources, including local storage, Electric Vehicles, and Demand Response at the distribution level is expected to bring new operational issues and challenges for the existing power distribution system

On 24th October 2020, 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM IST

Emission control in Thermal Power Station: Key Issues, Challenges and Way Forward

October 7, 2020
to October 7, 2020

The webinar aims to discuss key financial, regulatory, and technical issues and challenges in controlling emissions at thermal power stations

Timely availability of a coordinated transmission system important for integration of large-scale renewable energy and vibrant power market

July 15, 2020
to July 15, 2020

Proceedings from webinar on ‘Transmission System Development in India: Issues and Challenges in Promoting Competition’ that discussed the issues and challenges standing in the way of increased competition and private sector participation in the power transmission system in India.


Charging infrastructure: The roadblock that could stop electric vehicles in their tracks

September 17, 2021
| Mr Ashish Rawat, Mr Mukesh Kumar
| Mr Shubham Thakare
| The Economic Times

As per a recent analysis by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) towards transport de-carbonisation in the state, 23% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 will be of EVs, which is close to the state's target of 25%. Further, the analysis also suggests that the aggregate EV stock in 2030 would represent 11% of the total transportation fleet. The shift from internal combustion engine (ICE) to EVs has the potential to create a social and economic shift for consumers and manufacturers.

India's transition to a low carbon economy

June 4, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| Indiainc

As the carbon emissions per unit of electricity decline, India can look at a parallel transition away from fossil fuels in transport. The electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) can be mandated to put up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in cities and along our national highways. The distribution business being regulated in India, this investment can get return along with other distribution investments through the tariffs set by the Regulators.

An electrifying future for power plants

May 27, 2020 |
May 27, 2020
EPR Magazine

An electrifying future for power plants

May 27, 2020 |
May 27, 2020
EPR Magazine

According to Mr A K Saxena, Senior Director, Electricity and Fuels Division, TERI, delicensing of generation in 2003 and demand projections kindled interest of developers in generating capacity addition. There was a spurt in the capacity addition during the 10th and 11th Five Year Plan. During the last few years, the generation capacity is far in excess of demand which can be met economically. It certainly puts a pressure on the financial performance of the generating companies.

Are electric vehicles really clean and green?

December 17, 2019 |
December 17, 2019
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The bigger the electric car and its range, the more battery cells are needed to power it, and consequently the more carbon produced, according to Mr Alekhya Datta, Fellow, TERI.


Resolving the Crisis in Power Distribution in India

August 5, 2021

The discussion paper on 'Resolving the Crisis in Power Distribution in India' explores possible ways to address the challenges faced by the distribution sector.

Discussion paper on Retail competition in power distribution

March 18, 2021

The discussion paper analyses the implications of the separation of 'carriage' (the wires business) and 'content' (the supply business) in retail electricity distribution in India

Impact of Environmental Regulation on Utility Business

September 17, 2020

This paper examines the impact of the electric utilities sector on the environment, including global climate change and more local or regional environmental issues such as air pollution.

Emissions control in thermal power stations: Issues, challenges, and the way forward

February 21, 2020

As per TERI's analysis, of the total environmental pollution in 2016, the power sector reportedly accounted for 51% of sulphur dioxide (SO2), 43% of carbon dioxide (CO2), 20% of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and 7% of PM2.5 emissions.

Associate Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Senior Director, Electricity & Fuels Division
Area Convener, Electricity & Fuels Group