Reinforcing Renewables

India has set a target of net zero by 2070, alongside other emission targets for 2030. Further, in the recently updated nationally determined contribution, the country has committed to having non-fossil fuel-based energy sources to […]


Shift in Strategy: Examining the auction design and approach for the renewable energy market

Over the past decade and a half, I have published three books that represent three stages in India’s journey towards clean and green energy. The first one, Decentra­li­s­ed Energy Planning – Metho­do-logy and Case Studies, published in 1991, is based on my experien­ce of setting up and operatio­nali­sing the Maharashtra Ener­gy De­ve­lo­pment Agency in 1986. […]

Special Anniversary Issue

Overcoming Challenges: Distribution reforms remain key to driving investments in the sector

Electricity demand in India has turned buoyant in the current fiscal with the recovery in economic activity post the second wave of Covid-19, as well as a favourable base effect. Demand increased by 13 per cent in the first half of 2021-22 over the corresponding period of the previous year, and is likely to end the year with a year-on-year growth of 8-8.5 per cent. […]

Special Anniversary Issue

Energy Transition Strategy: Action plan for decarbonising the power sector

The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 mandated emission reduction targets only for developed nations while allowing developing countries with low per capita emissions to take a voluntary approach towards their emission reduction targets from a “climate justice” standpoint. Noth­ing substantial has been achieved of the agreed emission reduction commitments made by developed nations nor has the promised assistance ($100 billion per year) to developing countries been delivered. […]