Resources

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 6, February 2020 – September 2020 Application pdf
Synopsis: This Newsletter (vol. 6) includes key highlights and achievements of the RISE pilots and a series of webinars conducted during times of COVID to promote discussion and knowledge sharing on themes crucial to integration of renewable energy into the grid, industry interface and greater role women in energy sector.
Resource Type: GTG Newsletter
Date: September 2020

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 5, August 2019 – January 2020 Application pdf
Synopsis: The Newsletter (Vol.5) includes key highlights from the 2nd International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy, jointly conducted by USAID, GIZ & DFID. The newsletter also captures all the other events under GTG and has a dedicated section on the women leaders in energy sector.
Resource Type: GTG Newsletter
Date: January 2020

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) RISE Application pdf
Synopsis: Factsheet on the Greening the Grid (GTG) RISE, a Joint Initiative by USAID and Ministry of Power to better manage large-scale integration of renewable energy into the Indian power grid through improved planning, innovation pilots, targeted capacity building, innovative financing and partnerships.
Resource Type: GTG- RISE Brochure
Date: June 2019

Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 4, August 2018 - February 2019 Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 4, August 2018 – February 2019 Application pdf
Synopsis: The Newsletter (Vol.4) provides key highlights from coal based flexible power generation pilot along with recent activities, progress update and events.
Resource Type: GTG Newsletter
Date: March 2019

Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report 2018 Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report 2018 Application pdf
Synopsis: Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report for 2018 provides updates on progress made under the Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative for design, implementation, and scaling of prioritized innovation pilots that support RE integration into the grid.
Resource Type: Annual Report
Date: 2018

Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 3, April 2018 - July 2018 Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 3, April 2018 – July 2018 Application pdf
Synopsis: The Newsletter (Vol.3) provides key highlights on pilot projects along with recent activities, progress update and events.
Resource Type: GTG Program Brochure
Date: July 2018

Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Title: Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Application pdf
Synopsis: Factsheet highlighting Grid Connected Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) pilot background, scope, outcome, and progress. BESS is one of the pilot solutions on new market opportunities for innovative technologies, solutions, and services under USAID’s Greening the Grid (GTG)-RISE initiative.
Resource Type: Pilot Factsheet
Date: June 2019

Flexible Power Generation Title: Flexible Power Generation Application pdf
Synopsis: Factsheet highlighting Grid Connected Flexible Power Generation pilot background, scope, outcome, and progress focused on retrofits/upgrades and operating practice changes are required in the Indian coal-based plants to improve ramp rates and achieve lower technical minimums.
Resource Type: Pilot Factsheet
Date: June 2019

Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Title: Automatic Generation Control (AGC) Application pdf
Synopsis: Factsheet highlighting Grid Connected Flexible Power Generation pilot background, scope, outcome, and progress focused on adoption of AGC for hydro, solar, and wind power plants in the southern region.
Resource Type: Pilot Factsheet
Date: June 2019

Greening the Grid Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 2, Sep 2017 – Mar 2018 Application pdf
Synopsis: The Newsletter (Vol.2) provides recent activities, progress update and events under USAID’s GTG Program, a five-year initiative implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Power (MOP), Government of India (GOI) under the USAID’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Initiative.
Resource Type: GTG Program Brochure
Date: March 2018

Greening the Grid Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report 2017 Application pdf
Synopsis: Annual Report for 2017 provides updates on progress made under the Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative for design, implementation, and scaling of prioritized innovation pilots that support RE integration into the grid and will open up market opportunities for innovative technologies, solutions, and services.
Resource Type: Annual Report
Date: 2017

Greening the Grid Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Newsletter Vol 1, Jul – Sep, 2017 Application pdf
Synopsis: Volume one of Greening the Grid (GTG) newsletter provides recent activities, progress update and events under USAID’s GTG Program, a five-year initiative implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Power (MOP), Government of India (GOI) under the USAID’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Initiative.
Resource Type: GTG Program Brochure
Date: September 2017

White Paper on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Title: Transition Towards Flexible Operations In India – Summary Report Application pdf
Synopsis: Over the last four years, the USAID/GTG-RISE pilots on coal flexible generation have led NTPC Ltd and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) making a notable stride in addressing their concerns with flexible operations at their fleet of coal plants. In addition, the pilot results have also provided inputs and support to Central Electricity Authority(CEA), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) in providing the requisite information to identify, address and bring out changes to the existing set of policies, guidelines or regulations for country level scalability of flexible operations. The report is a summary document that provides a snapshot of the pilot activities, achievements and recommendations for the flexible generation operations.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: October 2020

White Paper on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Title: Preparing distribution utilities for utility-scale storage and electric vehicles – A novel analytical framework Application pdf
Synopsis: The impacts on the localized power distribution grid from the emerging distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar photovoltaics (PV), battery energy storage systems (BESS), and electric vehicles (EVs) can manifest in increased infrastructure investments and shifts in demand patterns. These impacts are not yet well understood, and analytic solutions are not readily available. To address these challenges, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL), developed an advanced power distribution system impact analysis framework to evaluate the impact of PV, BESS, and EVs. This framework helps analyze the readiness of the power distribution network to integrate utility scale storage in the system.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: July 2020

Bridging the Gender Diversity Gap in the Energy and Industrial Sector Title: Bridging the Gender Diversity Gap in the Energy and Industrial Sector: Best Practices in Gender Mainstreaming Application pdf
Synopsis: This is a thought leadership paper on ‘Bridging the Gender Diversity Gap in the Energy and Industrial Sector: Best Practices in Gender Mainstreaming’ is developed in discussion with Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) from leading energy and industrial companies, that when replicated, can help create an enabling environment for a gender balanced workplace. This paper has been developed as part of South Asia Women in Energy (SAWIE), a joint initiative of USAID and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Spencer Stuart, Knowledge Partner for SAWIE, has developed the paper. USAID is supporting the SAWIE platform through ‘Greening the Grid- Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE), a key Asia EDGE (Enhancing development and Growth through Energy) initiative implemented by Deloitte Consulting. For more information on SAWIE, please visit https://sawie.org/
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: July 2020

White Paper on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Title: White Paper on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Impacts on Distribution Network Application pdf
Synopsis: The white paper on ‘Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Impacts on Distribution Network’, is developed under USAID’s Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (RISE) initiative, the central component of GTG program, implemented by Deloitte Consulting. The white paper provides an overview of Indian policies, standards and guidelines for charging infrastructure, technical and commercial aspects of EV charging and overview of various pilots initiated across the country. The likely increase in penetration of EVs in the near future would impact the electricity grid and also push the distribution utilities to integrate the EV charging infrastructure. The white paper highlights the key considerations to be taken into account for setting up of EV charging infrastructure and presents an extensive review of international experience in addressing challenges of EVSE integration with the help of case studies on how utilities and regulators around the world have tackled these challenges. The prioritization framework presented in the white paper for laying out charging infrastructure by a distribution utility provides an important learning tool for adoption by the Indian utilities.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: July 2020

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Minimum Load/Ramp Test Procedures for Coal based Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) Application pdf
Synopsis: This document provides suggestive procedures and guidelines conducting low load test runs at various coal fired power plant units. Based on the low load test run experiences under the GTG-RISE pilot, GTG-RISE with technical assistance from Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), has developed this procedure document.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: April 2020

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Regulatory & market guidelines on key insights and considerations of priority areas for renewable energy integration in India Application pdf
Synopsis: Regulatory & market guidelines provide insights into transitioning from long term bilateral contracts to energy markets in India based on US experience. The report is authored by National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: January 2020

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Power Control Strategies for Solar Inverters to Increase the Penetration Level of RE in Power Grid Application pdf
Synopsis: Paper presented during the 2nd international conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India analyses the issue of managing variation in network voltage on account of renewable energy generation, which in turn acts as a barrier for higher penetration of renewable energy.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: September 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Development of Mechanisms to Incentivize Inter-State Exchange of Renewable Energy Application pdf
Synopsis: Paper presented during the 2nd international conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India provides recommendations on policy and regulatory framework necessary to support RE exchange across the country.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: September 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Implementation of Automatic Generation Control at Hydro Power Plants in Southern India Application pdf
Synopsis: Paper presented during the 2nd international conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India analyses the role of ancillary services with focus on secondary control using Automatic Generation Control (AGC).
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: September 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Study of different use cases of the grid connected Battery Energy Storage System in India Application pdf
Synopsis: Paper presented during the 2nd international conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India discusses various ancillary services provided by the BESS with different battery technologies and provides insights on regulatory and commercial framework to be adopted by Regulators.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: September 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: India’s Power System Transition – Insights on Gate Closure Application pdf
Synopsis: Report analyses global experiences with gate closure, and then reviews the unique benefits, challenges, and other considerations that will impact the implementation of gate closure in the Indian electricity market. The report was co-authored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO).
Resource Type: Full Report
Date: August 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Coal Generation Flexing Practices to Support VRE Integration Application pdf
Synopsis: Webinar presentation on access to the general trends on flexible operations at coal fired power plants and best-practices followed by lessons emanating from Indian case studies.
Resource Type: Full Presentation
Date: June 2019

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I—National Study Full Report Application pdf
Synopsis: National report on analysis and evaluation of the operation of India’s power grid with 175 GW of RE in order to identify potential cost and operational concerns and actions needed to efficiently integrate this level of wind and solar generation.
Resource Type: Full Report
Date: June 2017

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid – Study Overview Factsheet Application pdf
Synopsis: Factsheet providing an overview of the national study report “GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid”.
Resource Type: Factsheet
Date: June 2017

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I—National Study Executive Summary Application pdf
Synopsis: Executive summary document provides the executive summary of the national study report “GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid”.
Resource Type: Executive Summary
Date: June 2017

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: GREENING THE GRID: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid — Regional Study Application pdf
Synopsis: This Regional Study captures the effects of intrastate transmission to analyze RE integration specific to the Southern and Western regions and six high-RE states; Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.

Resource Type: Regional Study and State Chapters
Date: October 2017

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Regulatory Dimensions to Renewable Energy Forecasting, Scheduling, and Balancing in India Application pdf
Synopsis: The purpose of this report is to understand the regulatory dimensions to renewable energy forecasting, scheduling, and balancing in India’s power grid. The report is co-authored by Forum of Regulations of India and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Resource Type: Report
Date: 2017