Energy storage: The way ahead for India's energy journey
April 6, 2021
| ET Energyworld
A recent TERI study has found that total system costs do not rise with the share of renewables going up to 40 per cent. The challenge is meeting the demand for electricity without burning coal when the sun is no longer shining and the wind is not blowing. Last year, bids were invited for storage by SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) and the results were very encouraging. The combined rates of renewable energy with storage were comparable with the rates from new coal based thermal power plants.
Climate Action: Getting back on Paris climate track
March 24, 2021
| Dr Sebastian Helgenberger
| Financial Express
India has tremendous potential for a 'green recovery' from the impacts of Covid-19: The decarbonisation of India's energy sector has a strong role to play in reviving the economy and the health system by boosting employment, fostering rural electrification as foundation of local value creation, and unburdening national health systems by reducing the prevalence of respiratory diseases. The various co-benefits that accompany climate action link the missions and mandates of several ministries.
Our Journey Towards Energy Access Using Solar Domestic Systems in North-eastern India
January 26, 2021
| Dr Manjushree Banerjee
The rural households in Assam, in particular, those in the vicinity of forests and away from the main roads remain un-electrified. To overcome this challenge, the Numaligarh Refinery Limited along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) initiated energy access measures in a phase wise manner since the year 2015. Based on need assessment in the villages, Solar Domestic Systems (SDS) with four light points, one mobile charging point and one portable solar lantern was installed in around 140 households. The SDS was able to provide lighting up to four hours in a day.
How India can accelerate its energy transition
December 17, 2020
| ET Energyworld
Given the trajectory on which we are moving forward, the time has come to start a discussion on making India net carbon neutral.
Solar technical training concludes at Yognilayam
December 9, 2020 |
December 9, 2020
Under the umbrella initiatives of Green Skill Development Programme supported by Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, TERI -- one of the ENVIS Resource Partners -- started a six-week long solar energy certificate course for 30 rural and unemployed youths of Assam at Yognilayam, Abhaypur, North Guwahati, Assam in collaboration with Seva Bharati Purbanchal.
Renewable Energy - Lowering tariffs, mounting challenges
June 20, 2020
States working in tandem with the Centre must look at the energy transition as a means to fulfil their commitment to universal energy access, pollution-free environment, and job creation. The execution of power evacuation infrastructure will have to keep pace with our overall vision of renewable energy development. We must take cognisance of the fact that often these under-appreciated risks can have wider ramifications. This necessitates much better alignment between policy goals and the key implementation partners, particularly at the state level.