Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Impacts on Distribution Network-India Smart Utility Week 2020
USAID India’s GTG-RISE Initiative deliberated its perspective on ‘India’s experiences and challenges in Electrification of Public Transportation’ during the India Smart Utility Week 2020 . In lieu of rapid urbanization and growing automobile markets in the world resulting in high oil import bills & increasing air pollution, India aims for a swift transition towards introducing electric vehicles into its transportation fleet. While India plans to achieve these objectives, utilities and key stakeholders need to be prepared to address the bottlenecks that are likely to arise. Mr. Anish Mandal from GTG-RISE shared the findings on various enablers which are important in understanding the role a particular regulator / government / utility can play in encouraging the deployment of EV charging infrastructure. USAID/India’s Greening the Grid (GTG) is a five-year program implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Power (MOP), Government of India (GOI) under the ASIA-EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Initiative. This program aims to support GOI’s efforts to manage large-scale integration of Renewable Energy (RE) into the grid. The central component of GTG is Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) Initiative which involves the design, implementation, and scaling of a series of prioritized innovation pilots that support the integration of RE into the grid. GTG-RISE Initiative is implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP.