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Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy

Alok Kumar and Sushanta K. Chatterjee

in Electricity Sector in India

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780198082279
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082063 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082279.003.0007
Promotion of Renewable Sources of Energy

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This chapter explains legal provisions and also the policy framework for promotion of renewable energy sources in India. The chapter covers the status of development of renewable sources in the country. It describes how regulatory interventions like preferential tariff and renewable purchase obligation have helped growth over the period. It also elucidates the latest introduction of market-based instruments like the renewable energy certificate mechanism for promotion of green energy. The objectives and present status of the National Solar Mission (NSM) have also been presented. The chapter highlights the constraints facing the renewable segment, especially the evacuation and grid integration related issues and suggests the way forward on aspects like renewable purchase obligation (RPO), grid integration, enforcement of RPO, and renewable energy certificate. It also explains the significance of off-grid generation, steps taken so far, and the way forward for mainstreaming of such off-grid generation.

Keywords: India; renewable energy; green energy; National Solar Mission; renewable purchase obligation; renewable energy certificate; preferential tariff; off-gird generation

Chapter.  8332 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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