The year 2017 has been yet another landmark year for the Indian energy sector. At a national aggregate level India … More
The spike in power market prices
“Wind and solar power projects are powered by natural sources and hence their tariffs should be low”, is a general … More
India’s new electrification scheme: Saubhagya
According to various report sources India has a population of about 200-300 million without access to electricity i.e. about 15-20% … More
MoP consultation paper on Open Access
Ministry of Power (MoP) recently invited comments on a consultation paper on issues related to Open Access (OA). Electricity Act … More
EESL: The procurer for masses
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) could come across as yet another government initiative that is unrelenting in its pursuit of … More
Economic Survey: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Energy
Economic Policy of India talks about Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Energy
Must-run or merit order despatch?
The proposed regulations from the Madhya Pradesh state electricity regulator (draft regulation) has brought the debate of merit-order vs must-run … More
National Energy Policy: India
NITI Aayog recently released the draft National Energy Policy (NEP) for public consultation. The NEP has been a work in … More
Energy as a Service
In the last few weeks two big announcements caught my attention. Incidentally both of them happened to be Electric Vehicle … More
Is solar power development sustainable?
I got an opportunity to speak at the Times Renewable Energy Expo, a Renewable Energy (RE) conference in Pune this … More
Many Sparks but Little Light…
A review of the book on electricity reforms by Prayas
What the union budget (2017-18) means for Renewable Energy?
Approaching the half-way mark of the 2021-22 targets for Renewable Energy (RE), there was huge expectation from the 2017-18 budget … More
Solar bids: No more Outliers!
Solar tariffs reaching grid parity was considered the holy grail of Indian Renewable Energy (RE) sector. Starting out in 2010 … More
India energy outlook
BP released its annual energy outlook and this year’s projections look into the energy markets up to 2035. As expected, … More
Solar power potential in Peenya Industrial Area
Peenya Industrial Area (PIA) is largest small scale industrial sectors within Bengaluru city. PIA is one of the largest Micro … More