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.
Agriculture | Decentralised cold storages are a key to a self-reliant rural India
June 17, 2020
| Money Control
Decentralised cold storage holds the key to not only reducing losses but also to rejuvenating agriculture and boosting rural employment. Decentralised cold storage systems are essential for intermediary storage at the local farm level. This area is still at a nascent stage in India and, therefore, has tremendous growth potential given the large production volume of perishable fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Cold storage facilities based on alternative power solutions, such as solar or biomass, could prove to be very useful for the farmers and Farmer Producers' Organisations.
India's transition to a low carbon economy
June 4, 2020
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.
Green thrust to economic recovery
June 2, 2020 |
June 2, 2020
The Hindu Business Line
With regard to the renewable energy sector, as and when the domestic market opens in a post-Covid scenario, a substantial downward revision in the trajectory for demand growth is expected, along with a slower growth rate. According to Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI. this will impact the required trajectory of generation capacity expansion, in order to meet demand growth. There was already had a situation of overcapacity in the thermal (read coal) sector prior to Covid, which led to many new plants becoming stranded assets or non-performing assets.
Solar power for reliable ICT infrastructure and digital services
May 19, 2020
| ET EnergyWorld
While for most people digital transformation was so far more of an abstract concept, something far off in future, the Covid 19 pandemic has brought it into sharp focus. ICT and digital platforms have ensured that the world does not come to a grinding halt and that some semblance of order remains in our daily lives. Reliable energy supply has a direct bearing on reliability and availability of ICT infrastructure and digital service delivery.
A truly bright future for renewables
March 10, 2020
| The Hindu Business Line
The key to India's extraordinary success in harnessing cheap solar power has been the competitive tariff-based bidding process, which has given developers full freedom in choosing technology and sourcing products. The public sector Solar Energy Corporation of India of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has just concluded the world's largest renewable-cum-energy storage bid process. The market discovered prices are far lower than expected.