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UPCOMING EVENTS

TESTIMONIALS

Piyush Goal
It is time for the people of India to get ready and embrace the change with a ‘New Mindset’ of a ‘New Grid’ for a ‘New India’, which is ready to integrate large amount of renewable energy. It is appropriate time following on Honorable Prime Minister’s meeting with the U.S. President under a robust and focused U.S.-India Energy Partnership. The ministry is extremely appreciative of the continued engagement and support from USAID and congratulates all the stakeholders including POSOCO, NREL, LBNL on the achievement of this outcome. Combined and collaborative efforts such as these are labour and data intensive and detailed and often go unsung but are critical to creating the backbone for a reliable grid.

Shri Piyush Goyal, Honorable Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines, India (June 29th, 2017)

2017-09-23T18:04:44+00:00

Shri Piyush Goyal, Honorable Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines, India (June 29th, 2017)

Piyush Goal
It is time for the people of India to get ready and embrace the change with a ‘New Mindset’ of a ‘New Grid’ for a ‘New India’, which is ready to integrate large amount of renewable energy. It is appropriate time following on Honorable Prime Minister’s meeting with the U.S. President under a robust and focused U.S.-India Energy Partnership. The ministry is extremely appreciative of the continued engagement and support from USAID and congratulates all the stakeholders including POSOCO, NREL, LBNL on the achievement of this outcome. Combined and collaborative efforts such as these are labour and data intensive and detailed and often go unsung but are critical to creating the backbone for a reliable grid.
Anand Kumar, Chairperson, GERC, Gujarat
It is good for the country to go green, but at the same time there should be some checks and balances to have minimum impact on the consumers. Certain regulations are required to ease the SLDCs’ operations, including forecasting of wind and solar energy as well as ancillary services, to compensate for balancing services.

Anand Kumar, Chairperson, GERC, Gujarat

2018-09-17T07:21:53+00:00

Anand Kumar, Chairperson, GERC, Gujarat

Anand Kumar, Chairperson, GERC, Gujarat
It is good for the country to go green, but at the same time there should be some checks and balances to have minimum impact on the consumers. Certain regulations are required to ease the SLDCs’ operations, including forecasting of wind and solar energy as well as ancillary services, to compensate for balancing services.
Sanjay Malhotra
Renewable Energy is undoubtedly our future, but the challenge in the short to medium term is to ensure consumer requirements are met reliably and cost effectively. The Study is a great endeavor of USAID and national laboratories in the U.S and examines some of these challenges and provides insights. We will examine the report findings and try implement them.

Sanjay Malhotra, Energy Secretary, Rajasthan

2018-09-17T07:26:36+00:00

Sanjay Malhotra, Energy Secretary, Rajasthan

Sanjay Malhotra
Renewable Energy is undoubtedly our future, but the challenge in the short to medium term is to ensure consumer requirements are met reliably and cost effectively. The Study is a great endeavor of USAID and national laboratories in the U.S and examines some of these challenges and provides insights. We will examine the report findings and try implement them.
Vishvanath Hiremath
Greening the Grid has become an absolute necessity and Rajasthan is a pioneer in promoting renewables with conducive policies and regulations. RERC (Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission) is enforcing RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) with all vigor and has also increased the targets.

Vishvanath Hiremath- Chairman, RERC, Rajasthan

2018-09-17T07:28:50+00:00

Vishvanath Hiremath- Chairman, RERC, Rajasthan

Vishvanath Hiremath
Greening the Grid has become an absolute necessity and Rajasthan is a pioneer in promoting renewables with conducive policies and regulations. RERC (Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission) is enforcing RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) with all vigor and has also increased the targets.
P. Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Karnataka
In 2010, when we thought of adding solar, we were very skeptical and took out a tender for only 70 MW and recently we tendered for 1200 MW. Things have changed at a very rapid pace and is thus resulting in difficulties. We have long term PPAs with thermal generators and with rapid RE generations, we have to handle this in terms of policy and regulations. We need follow up this GTG study to model the contracts, distributed generation and do other analysis. This is the beginning and a good exercise especially for a RE rich state such as ours.

P. Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Karnataka

2018-09-17T07:34:15+00:00

P. Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Karnataka

P. Ravikumar, Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Karnataka
In 2010, when we thought of adding solar, we were very skeptical and took out a tender for only 70 MW and recently we tendered for 1200 MW. Things have changed at a very rapid pace and is thus resulting in difficulties. We have long term PPAs with thermal generators and with rapid RE generations, we have to handle this in terms of policy and regulations. We need follow up this GTG study to model the contracts, distributed generation and do other analysis. This is the beginning and a good exercise especially for a RE rich state such as ours.
H.D. Arun Kumar, Member, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The recommendations captured in the GTG study report is apt but we need to ensure its implementation. There are difficulties in bringing all the stakeholders on board and everybody needs to be aware of the challenges including policy makers, regulators and the private sector. There is no technical issues in integrating RE but addressing the financial implications is very important.

H.D. Arun Kumar, Member, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.

2018-09-17T07:35:49+00:00

H.D. Arun Kumar, Member, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.

H.D. Arun Kumar, Member, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The recommendations captured in the GTG study report is apt but we need to ensure its implementation. There are difficulties in bringing all the stakeholders on board and everybody needs to be aware of the challenges including policy makers, regulators and the private sector. There is no technical issues in integrating RE but addressing the financial implications is very important.
C. V. Anand, Executive Director (OS), NTPC Limited
In Indian scenario, coal will be the main stay and with augmentation in Renewable Energy, coal plants designed for base load operation will have to be modified for flexible operation. We are aiming for close to 40% of RE mix by 2022 and the challenges lies in operating the fossil fuel plants at minimum loads. Need of the hour is that we need to make our plants more flexible.

C. V. Anand, Executive Director (OS), NTPC Limited

2018-09-17T07:37:14+00:00

C. V. Anand, Executive Director (OS), NTPC Limited

C. V. Anand, Executive Director (OS), NTPC Limited
In Indian scenario, coal will be the main stay and with augmentation in Renewable Energy, coal plants designed for base load operation will have to be modified for flexible operation. We are aiming for close to 40% of RE mix by 2022 and the challenges lies in operating the fossil fuel plants at minimum loads. Need of the hour is that we need to make our plants more flexible.
G. Venu
Flexibility is very relevant these days and we are receiving feedback from across the world and we thank USAID India for facilitating this workshop. As public sector enterprise, with USAID support we will be able to move forward. In flexing, capital cost and operational cost implications are areas to look into and NTPC will have to lead the way with its pan-Indian presence and scale.

G.  Venu, Executive Director (Engg), NTPC Limited

2018-09-17T07:40:21+00:00

G.  Venu, Executive Director (Engg), NTPC Limited

G. Venu
Flexibility is very relevant these days and we are receiving feedback from across the world and we thank USAID India for facilitating this workshop. As public sector enterprise, with USAID support we will be able to move forward. In flexing, capital cost and operational cost implications are areas to look into and NTPC will have to lead the way with its pan-Indian presence and scale.
Sujit Gulati, Energy Secretary, Gujarat
In India, our entry point for the adoption of renewables, with declining prices, is at an advantageous point and our pace of adoption would be faster. Integration is not only technical issue, but also regulatory and policy related. We need to be prepared with reliable systems and smart grids to integrate this fast change. The six pilots proposed under Greening the Grid are very relevant.

Sujit Gulati, Energy Secretary, Gujarat

2018-09-17T07:42:39+00:00

Sujit Gulati, Energy Secretary, Gujarat

Sujit Gulati, Energy Secretary, Gujarat
In India, our entry point for the adoption of renewables, with declining prices, is at an advantageous point and our pace of adoption would be faster. Integration is not only technical issue, but also regulatory and policy related. We need to be prepared with reliable systems and smart grids to integrate this fast change. The six pilots proposed under Greening the Grid are very relevant.
Vikram Kapur
Several states, particularly Tamil Nadu, have invested great deal to switch to RE and the state is planning to add much more RE than the 5 GW of solar and 4.5 GW of wind target set by MOP. RE is a commitment to the future generations. The GTG report is very comprehensive, well researched, very timely and very pertinent to the challenges Tamil Nadu faces.

Vikram Kapur, Energy Secretary, Tamil Nadu

2018-09-17T07:45:00+00:00

Vikram Kapur, Energy Secretary, Tamil Nadu

Vikram Kapur
Several states, particularly Tamil Nadu, have invested great deal to switch to RE and the state is planning to add much more RE than the 5 GW of solar and 4.5 GW of wind target set by MOP. RE is a commitment to the future generations. The GTG report is very comprehensive, well researched, very timely and very pertinent to the challenges Tamil Nadu faces.
Testimonial satin
USAID has a long-standing collaboration with the Government of India in the area of energy. Energy is a key determinant of growth and India needs sustainable energy sources to continue to grow at 7-8 percent annually. Introducing renewable energy solutions into established energy systems often requires changes to well-established policy, institutions, and market structures. This study will prove to be helpful in scaling up renewable energy in India effectively and sustainably.

Michael Satin, Director of USAID/India

2017-09-23T18:08:43+00:00

Michael Satin, Director of USAID/India

Testimonial satin
USAID has a long-standing collaboration with the Government of India in the area of energy. Energy is a key determinant of growth and India needs sustainable energy sources to continue to grow at 7-8 percent annually. Introducing renewable energy solutions into established energy systems often requires changes to well-established policy, institutions, and market structures. This study will prove to be helpful in scaling up renewable energy in India effectively and sustainably.
pk tesimonials
Greening the Grid initiative offers a toolkit for information and guidance materials to support emerging economies like India in defining and implementing grid integration roadmaps for renewable energy. It also sets a platform for deliberations on strategies for Indo-US co-operation towards energy security and strengthening energy linkages between the two countries. I am sure the learning that has come out of this will be applicable to a lot of emerging economies who are going on a path of bringing in more renewable into the system.

Shri P.K. Pujari, Secretary of Power, Ministry of Power (June 29th, 2017)

2017-09-23T18:12:39+00:00

Shri P.K. Pujari, Secretary of Power, Ministry of Power (June 29th, 2017)

pk tesimonials
Greening the Grid initiative offers a toolkit for information and guidance materials to support emerging economies like India in defining and implementing grid integration roadmaps for renewable energy. It also sets a platform for deliberations on strategies for Indo-US co-operation towards energy security and strengthening energy linkages between the two countries. I am sure the learning that has come out of this will be applicable to a lot of emerging economies who are going on a path of bringing in more renewable into the system.
Jyoti
In 2014, when it was announced, we in the division of operation and management, were very anxious and concerned whether we will be able to make this 175 GW target a reality. This report answers many of our questions. The study has actually given us a lot of confidence. This is just the beginning. We are geared up to make the report’s recommendations a reality. I am sure that the dream that you have seen for 2022 will become a reality.

Ms Jyoti Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power (June 29th, 2017)

2017-09-23T18:14:53+00:00

Ms Jyoti Arora, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power (June 29th, 2017)

Jyoti
In 2014, when it was announced, we in the division of operation and management, were very anxious and concerned whether we will be able to make this 175 GW target a reality. This report answers many of our questions. The study has actually given us a lot of confidence. This is just the beginning. We are geared up to make the report’s recommendations a reality. I am sure that the dream that you have seen for 2022 will become a reality.
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It is really a great occasion in many respects. The fear that we were having for the large integration of renewable sources is no more there. I congratulate USAID and POSOCO for steering this study and giving us the comfort that there is no cause to worry.

Shri R.K. Verma, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority

2017-09-23T18:16:19+00:00

Shri R.K. Verma, Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority

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It is really a great occasion in many respects. The fear that we were having for the large integration of renewable sources is no more there. I congratulate USAID and POSOCO for steering this study and giving us the comfort that there is no cause to worry.

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