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This commentary analyzes the key industry developments, policy and regulatory features, prevailing circumstances and challenges related to renewable energy (RE) in India. It also highlights learnings for other countries. As electricity is a concurrent subject as per the Indian Constitution, its policies, planning and development are jointly governed by central and state authorities. Some Indian states realized the importance of RE technologies (RETs) in the mid-1990s and began taking advantage of these constitutional provisions. By taking the lead in promoting RETs, these states initiated India’s RE deployment journey. 

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Shahid Hasan

Research Fellow Prior to joining KAPSARC, Shahid was an associate director at TERI, an independent research institution working in the areas of… Prior to joining KAPSARC, Shahid was an associate director at TERI, an independent research institution working in the areas of energy, environment and sustainable development. As part of his managerial responsibilities, he was responsible for defining, providing direction, implementing research agenda. he has immensely enjoyed working in a team, guiding and mentoring fellow colleagues. As an energy specialist with research and consulting experience, Shahid has worked on various aspects of electricity market reforms covering a range of issues around energy-economics, energy-policy/regulation, energy-markets, energy-sustainability, pricing, DSM especially related to the electricity industry in India and abroad. He has interacted widely with policymakers, regulators, utilities (public and private), multi-lateral & bi-lateral organizations, and international research institutions. He also contributed to a number of government reports aimed to facilitate transition of the energy sector. Representation as energy sector specialist in a number of national and international expert groups/task forces etc.

Expertise

  • Energy policies/regulations
  • Markets and transitions

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Yagyavalk Bhatt

Senior Research Associate Yagyavalk Bhatt is an energy professional with more than seven years of experience in the transportation and electricity domain. His…

Yagyavalk Bhatt is an energy professional with more than seven years of experience in the transportation and electricity domain. His research focuses on transportation demand planning, demand and supply models of energy and transportation systems, and cost-benefit analysis. His work includes policy analysis of South Asia’s clean energy transition. His work also focuses on the impact of supply- and demand-side policies on the adoption of fuel-efficient transportation modes and their associated energy demand. He has authored and contributed to numerous research papers and studies related to the transportation and electricity sectors. Yagyavalk has a master’s degree in renewable energy management and engineering from The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) University, India, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication.

 

Expertise

  • Policy Analysis
  • Transport Demand Modeling
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Clean Energy Transition
  • Renewable Energy and Climate Change

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