Resources

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Transforming India’s Power Landscape Greening the Grid (GTG) Program Application pdf
Synopsis: The Greening the Grid (GTG) program was a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, under the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP), one of the tracks under U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda Partnership 2030. USAID designed GTG to provide a flexible yet systems-based approach to support the efforts of India’s central and state governments and the private sector to manage the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the electric grid. The five-year, $30 million GTG program combined four intertwined components led by specialized partners to validate the key building blocks of grid flexibility and inter-state power trade and create the enabling conditions to scale. The GTG program report presents the keys highlights and success of the program.
Resource Type: GTG Program Final Closure Report
Date: August 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Accelerating the transition of India’s power sector – GTG Program Impact Factsheet Application pdf
Synopsis: The factsheet summarises the success and impacts of USAID’s GTG program that put in place the building blocks for power sector reforms that are central to meeting India’s renewable energy ambitions. The Greening the Grid (GTG) program was a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, under the U.S.- India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP), one of the tracks under U.S.-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda Partnership 2030. USAID designed GTG — a US$30 million, five-year (2017-2021) program — to provide flexible yet systems-based approaches to support the efforts of India’s central and state governments and the private sector to manage large-scale integration of renewable energy (RE) into the electric grid. GTG was implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP
Resource Type: GTG- RISE Program Factsheet
Date: August 2021

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 2019 Title: Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report 2019 Application pdf
Synopsis: Greening the Grid (GTG) Annual Report for 2019 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: 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

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Transmission Pilot Application pdf
Synopsis: To build evidence on the potential for BESS in India, USAID’s Greening the Grid-Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE) initiative conducted a four-year (2017–2020) pilot on the techno-economic feasibility of BESS in providing ancillary services (frequency reserves). Designed and implemented in close coordination with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), the pilot aimed to expand the understanding of the multiple benefits BESS can provide to grid operators and other stakeholders to fast-track large scale RE integration. Its specific objectives were to: demonstrate various possible use cases for BESS through enhanced IT-based controls, ascertain the feasibility of BESS in the grid, and assess the economic value of storage. The technical report provides more in depth details of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the BESS in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Automatic Generation Control: Hydro Power Plants Application pdf
Synopsis: Renewable energy (RE) generation in India has been on a steady rise. Ensuring the power system’s reliability in the face of increased RE penetration is critical. The fluctuating nature of energy from renewables requires power balancing in real time to keep supply and demand in sync. Automatic generation control (AGC) — a major control function for adjusting the power output in response to changes in load — is an essential tool for providing secondary reserve support. USAID through GTG-RISE has conducted a series of pilots and demonstrations to support India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) in adopting innovative, evidence-based solutions to address emerging energy-sector needs. The AGC pilot at hydro plants, implemented in consultation with NLDC and POSOCO, was part of this effort. The technical study report provides detailed analysis and outcomes of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the AGC in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Case Study: A National Open Access Registry (NOAR) for India: Moving toward a more flexible, transparent power market Application pdf
Synopsis: Real-time management of demand-supply variation is a key focus area for India. The June 2020 launch of the country’s real-time market (RTM) platform was a landmark move in this direction. Building on that success, India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) through POSOCO has initiated development of a National Open Access Registry (NOAR) to ease power trading. As India’s long-standing partner in the reform agenda, USAID supported Government of India in the NOAR activity through its GTG-RISE initiative as a pilot – titled ‘regional platform for reserves sharing’ — on regional coordination and market redesign. The POSOCO and USAID jointly funded a system integrator (SI) to develop, implement, and operationalize a fully functional NOAR. GTG-RISE also provided consistent support and technical assistance to POSOCO toward the NOAR development. The case study provides more insights of NOAR support activities, impacts, successes achieved under the GTG -RISE Initiative.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story- National Open Access Registry: Setting up the enabling infrastructure for dynamic electricity trading in India Application pdf
Synopsis: Real-time management of demand-supply variation is a key focus area for India. The June 2020 launch of the country’s real-time market (RTM) platform was a landmark move in this direction. Building on that success, India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) through POSOCO has initiated development of a National Open Access Registry (NOAR) to ease power trading. As India’s long-standing partner in the reform agenda, USAID supported Government of India in the NOAR activity through its GTG-RISE initiative as a pilot – titled ‘regional platform for reserves sharing’ — on regional coordination and market redesign. The POSOCO and USAID jointly funded a system integrator (SI) to develop, implement, and operationalize a fully functional NOAR. GTG-RISE also provided consistent support and technical assistance to POSOCO toward the NOAR development. The success story provides more in brief on the regulatory support overview, activities, impacts, successes achieved under the GTG -RISE Initiative.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story- Groundwork for an interconnected electricity grid: GTG-RISE helps states meet regulatory imperatives Application pdf
Synopsis: Achievement of the ‘One nation – One grid – One frequency’ status in FY2014 represents a watershed development in India’s power sector reform journey. It will lead to improved grid management and reliability and spur a manifold increase in bulk energy transactions across regions/states. These transactions, whether for conventional energy, renewable energy (RE), or distributed resources, require a robust, comprehensive, and homogenous energy accounting and settlement mechanism to ensure that transactions at intra-state, inter-state, regional, and transnational level take place in a seamless manner. USAID through its GTG-RISE initiative lent regulatory support to the Forum of Regulators (FOR) to enhance and support state regulators’ capacity on the detailed project report (DPR) preparation for SAMAST implementation and other model regulations. The success story provides more in brief on the regulatory support overview, activities, impacts, successes achieved under the GTG -RISE Initiatives
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story- Benefits modelling and technical assistance: Supporting CERC on key electricity market interventions Application pdf
Synopsis: The Government of India is working to deploy unprecedented levels of renewable energy (RE) on its power grid. The planned large-scale integration of RE by India warrants that the country address the existing barriers to effective power procurement. GTG-RISE conducted a modelling study and assessment of benefits for stakeholders participating in various models of revamped intra-day market operations that CERC has been deliberating. The exercise aimed to demonstrate the rationale for implementation of an enhanced system for intra-day trading. GTG-RISE also assisted CERC in analyzing stakeholder comments on the staff papers issued on redesigning of intra-day markets, addressing stakeholder concerns, drafting and finalizing the key amendments to various regulations, and preparing the statement of reasons for implementing the real-time market (RTM). The success story provides more in brief GTG-RISE Pilot support overview, interventions, impacts, successes.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story- Powering India’s transition to renewable energy: Battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot Application pdf
Synopsis: BESS — a technology for storing electric charges in specially developed batteries to enable the stored energy’s utilization at a later time — is globally recognized as a powerful tool to manage the challenges associated with demand changes more efficiently. To build evidence on the potential for BESS in India, USAID’s Greening the Grid-Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE) initiative conducted a four-year (2017–2020) pilot on the techno-economic feasibility of BESS in providing ancillary services (frequency reserves). Designed and implemented in close coordination with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), the pilot aimed to expand the understanding of the multiple benefits BESS can provide to grid operators and other stakeholders to fast-track large scale RE integration. The success story provides more in brief GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the BESS in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Case Study – Securing the stability of the Power System: A Pilot on BESS deployment in transmission utilities Application pdf
Synopsis: To build evidence on the potential for BESS in India, USAID’s Greening the Grid-Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE) initiative conducted a four-year (2017–2020) pilot on the techno-economic feasibility of BESS in providing ancillary services (frequency reserves). Designed and implemented in close coordination with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), the pilot aimed to expand the understanding of the multiple benefits BESS can provide to grid operators and other stakeholders to fast-track large scale RE integration. Its specific objectives were to: demonstrate various possible use cases for BESS through enhanced IT-based controls, ascertain the feasibility of BESS in the grid, and assess the economic value of storage. The case study provides more in depth details of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the BESS in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story- Enabling renewable energy integration in the distribution grid: A pilot on battery energy storage system (BESS) deployment Application pdf
Synopsis: India’s National Tariff Policy mandates that power distribution companies (DISCOMs) purchase renewable energy (RE) to meet their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. Procurement of RE, which is less predictable and variable by nature, requires systems to tackle the variability and intermittency of RE power supply and prevent demand-supply mismatches in the grid. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) are regarded as an effective tool to meet these needs, given the technology’s power-balancing capability to store and deliver energy quickly. India, too, has been proactively examining technology options to modernize and evolve its power systems in line with the country’s clean, green energy goals. GTG-RISE conducted a pilot to examine and demonstrate the benefits that BESS can bring to distribution system stakeholders. As part of the pilot, GTG-RISE provided technical assistance to a private DISCOM in Delhi — BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) — for designing and implementing distribution network level BESS deployment to manage distribution network congestion and reduce peak power purchase requirements. The success story provides more in brief GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the BESS in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Case Study – Balancing the Grid: A Pilot on Secondary Reserves for Hydro Power Plants Application pdf
Synopsis: Renewable energy (RE) generation in India has been on a steady rise. Ensuring the power system’s reliability in the face of increased RE penetration is critical. The fluctuating nature of energy from renewables requires power balancing in real time to keep supply and demand in sync. Automatic generation control (AGC) — a major control function for adjusting the power output in response to changes in load — is an essential tool for providing secondary reserve support. USAID through GTG-RISE has conducted a series of pilots and demonstrations to support India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) in adopting innovative, evidence-based solutions to address emerging energy-sector needs. The AGC pilot at hydro plants, implemented in consultation with NLDC and POSOCO, was part of this effort. The case study provides more in depth details of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the AGC in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story – Better power system control means a more secure grid: Piloting AGC at hydro plants Application pdf
Synopsis: Renewable energy (RE) generation in India has been on a steady rise. Ensuring the power system’s reliability in the face of increased RE penetration is critical. The fluctuating nature of energy from renewables requires power balancing in real time to keep supply and demand in sync. Automatic generation control (AGC) — a major control function for adjusting the power output in response to changes in load — is an essential tool for providing secondary reserve support. USAID through GTG-RISE has conducted a series of pilots and demonstrations to support India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) in adopting innovative, evidence-based solutions to address emerging energy-sector needs. The AGC pilot at hydro plants, implemented in consultation with NLDC and POSOCO, was part of this effort. The success story provides a brief summary of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the AGC in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Case Study – Making Coal-based Power Plants Flexible to Effectively Integrate Renewable Energy: a pilot intervention Application pdf
Synopsis: Large-scale integration of RE introduces additional variability and uncertainty into the power system, making conventional power stations’ responsiveness and operational flexibility critical to sustain grid reliability and stability. The Government of India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) have taken cognizance of this imperative and set an agenda for thermal units to operate in tandem with RE generation. In support of this new operating regime for greater integration of RE, the GTG-RISE initiative conducted a pilot on flexible generation of coal-based power plants. The case study provides more in depth details of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the flexible generation in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Success Story – Managing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Integration Through Flexibility Application pdf
Synopsis: Large-scale integration of RE introduces additional variability and uncertainty into the power system, making conventional power stations’ responsiveness and operational flexibility critical to sustain grid reliability and stability. The Government of India’s Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) have taken cognizance of this imperative and set an agenda for thermal units to operate in tandem with RE generation. In support of this new operating regime for greater integration of RE, the GTG-RISE initiative conducted a pilot on flexible generation of coal-based power plants. The success story provides a brief summary of the GTG-RISE Pilot overview, interventions, impacts, successes and scalability roadmap for the flexible generation in India.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: August, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Preparing Distribution Utilities for the Future – Unlocking Demand-side Management (DSM) Potential – A Novel Analytical Framework Application pdf
Synopsis: The balance of supply and demand in the power systems has traditionally been served solely through generation and network capacity planning and operations. However, with increased requirements for flexibility due to the uptake in variable renewable generation sources such as wind and solar, there is a need to increased demand-side flexibility. Unlocking demand-side flexibility can bring system benefits from peak load reduction resulting in generation capacity and network upgrade deferrals, to reducing demand and more efficient utilization of generation and network capacity. Unlocking demand-side flexibility is an evolving process for utilities and solutions must be tailored to each specific customer group. Demand-side management (DSM) is a broad set of tools that can include demand response (both dispatchable and non-dispatchable), energy efficiency and distributed energy resources and customer-sited resources. The study is conducted, under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’ Greening the Grid Program, by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in collaboration with BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL) to examine the potential of DSM in BRPL’s service territory, developing detailed information on customer classes and willingness to participate in DSM. The study developed modeling frameworks for load analysis and a framework to assess the potential of time-of-use (TOU) tariffs in motivating customers to reduce their peak period energy consumption and help unlock demand-side flexibility.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: July, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: ‘Preparing Distribution Utilities for the Future – Evolving Customer Consumption in RE Rich Grids: A Novel Analytical Framework’ Application pdf
Synopsis: The increasing adoption of solar PVs, battery energy storage systems (BESSs) and electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to change the landscape of supply and demand for distribution utilities. Some of these emerging technologies are variable in nature and others are not fully understood, thus posing the need for distribution utilities to update the way of planning and operating their systems. The research collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), NREL and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. (BYPL) focuses on the challenges caused by emerging technology integration into the power grid at large. Because the challenges and opportunities vary depending on the point of interconnection (distribution or transmission), NREL addressed two research tracks for this work, The report have been developed under USAID’s Greening the Grid (GTG) Power System Planning Reforms Initiative implemented by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: July, 2021

Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Title: Evaluation Of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) In Southern India Application pdf
Synopsis: Aiming to build evidence on the potential of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), USAID’s Greening the Grid-Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE) initiative studied the techno-economic feasibility of BESS in providing ancillary services (frequency reserves) for the Southern region. GTG-RISE, a key initiative under the U.S. Government’s Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) program, conducted the study as part of its innovative pilot efforts aimed at supporting the Government of India in managing large-scale RE integration into the Indian power grid. Titled ‘Evaluation of battery energy storage system for the Southern region’, the study conducted a simulation based on the Southern region’s network data to come up with the required frequency reserves for the Southern region. The summary reports provides the keys insights of modelling assessment and economic analysis carried out to gauge the BESS requirement for ancillary market operation.
Resource Type: Technical Report
Date: April, 2021

White Paper on Development of Mechanisms Title: White Paper on Development of Mechanisms To Incentivize Inter-State Exchange of Renewable Energy Application pdf
Synopsis: The Government of India plans to add 175 GW renewable energy (RE) capacity by the year 2022. Given the geographical variance (surplus/deficit) of RE resources in different states, successful inter-state RE exchange would be critical to create more RE demand, resulting in greater RE capacity additions. High RE exchange across states requires a supportive policy and regulatory framework that facilitates inter-state RE exchange and brings it into the mainstream. Robust analysis of the underlying issues is critical to strengthen India’s preparedness on this aspect. USAID’s GTG-RISE initiative has developed a white paper with the aim of supporting a deep understanding of the issues that India must address to successfully promote inter-state exchange of RE power.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: February 2021

White Paper on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Title: Recipe Book for Flexibilization of Coal based Power Plants Application pdf
Synopsis: The ‘Recipe Book for Flexibilization of Coal based Power Plants’ is authored by Mr. Anjan Kumar Sinha, a stalwart in the energy sector and currently Senior Advisor with USAID’s GTG-RISE initiative, the book captures rich insights from his personal journey and experiences over a 30+ years’ career in the field of coal-based thermal generation. The book was released by representatives from the Ministry of Power, NTPC, GSECL, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), GIZ’s Indo-German Energy Programme, and VGB PowerTech. The book is intended to serve as a guidebook for Power plant engineers intending to operate their units flexibly. Overall, this book highlights O&M practices for enhancing flexible operation with safety, emission reductions, improvement in part load efficiency, reduced equipment damages and cost reduction, all based on demonstrated techniques and best practices worldwide. This recipe book has been prepared based on the experiences gathered through a series of pilot studies, test runs and operational experience in Indian coal stations. USAID, GiZ, VGB, Intertek, EPRI, Engie Laborelec, Siemens AG, GE Power, JCoal/JERA, STEAG, UNIPER provided expert analysis of the Indian power station’s for this book.
Resource Type: Technical Reports
Date: October 2020

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