Videos offer an insight into the renewable energy transactions that GPMDG has supported successfully. They also capture the challenges and lessons from efforts of the civil society and others on scaling clean energy procurement.

 

Energy Efficiency in MSMEs: Demand Aggregation for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Naroda Industrial Estate, Ahmedabad | CASE 1

 

Energy Efficiency in MSMEs: Demand Aggregation for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Naroda Industrial Estate, Ahmedabad | CASE 2

 

 

Solar power plant at Kempegowda International Airport

GPMDG worked with the Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore to help them set up a solar power generating plant as part of its greening initiatives. At present, 40 percent of the airport’s core operations’ electricity consumption comes from renewable energy sources, and they have a target of increasing this to 100 percent by 2020.

 

Developing Strategies for BESCOM to Maximise Renewable Energy Sales to Commercial & Industrial Consumers

Over the last 7 years, WRI India, through its flagship initiative Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) has worked with you to scale up Renewable Energy (RE) in India by supporting you with transactions, informing about government policies, and piloting some innovative business models. We are pleased to present a podcast on the topic “Developing Strategies for BESCOM to Maximise Renewable Energy Sales to Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Consumers.” The podcast features an impressive group of experts and practitioners who are guiding India’s clean energy transition:   

  • Ms Rasika Athawale, Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project   
  • Mr Ajit Pandit, Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory   
  • Mr Rakesh Jha, Director, Meghraj Capital Advisors   
  • Mr Shantanu Dixit, Coordinator, Prayas Energy Group   
  • Mr Vivek Sen, Associate Director, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation   

This video presentation is a continuation of our efforts with a new, and oft discounted, perspective – that of the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs). This will, highlight our research on how the Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) can innovate in this clean energy transition. The presentation covers experts’ views on the following themes:   

  • How can BESCOM scale up RE while staying financially healthy?   
  • How can it do so, by retaining C&I consumers?   
  • How can this paradigm shift happen without affecting all other stakeholders of BESCOM?  
  • What are the possibilities in the existing techno-commercial and policy framework?   
  • What new thinking is needed?   

If you are interested in this research and want to contribute the consumers’ perspectives, please reach out to us at ashok.thanikonda@wri.org

 

How can Indian Discoms  offer renewable energy directly to their Commercial & Industrial Consumers? 

Green Tariffs (GTs) are an innovative option that Discoms can offer to their consumers as an uncomplicated way to procure renewable energy (RE). Experience from developed economies shows that premium priced GTs can be successful. However, unlike those countries, businesses cross-subsidize agricultural and residential consumers in countries like India and China. As a result they would not like to pay a premium for RE. This video explains how Discoms in India can capitalize on declining costs of RE to offer GTs that are viable in the long run.

 

Green Power Market Development Group: Shaping India’s Renewable Energy Growth Story

This video traces the evolution of how WRI India’s flagship initiative Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) has worked with various stakeholders since 2013 to scale up Renewable Energy (RE) in India.