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An Overview of Renewable Energy Desk

An Overview of Renewable Energy Desk Activities for Power Grid Operations and Planning

Many countries around the world are setting up clean energy targets to decarbonize the energy sector. On electric grids, meeting these targets involve deploying gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, and hydropower. In 2022 alone, five countries (European Union, United States, India, United Kingdom, and China) added 275 GW of solar and wind, according to the International Energy Agency1 . As the share of renewable energy increases, grid operation practices need to be modernized.

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Guidance note for Bhutan to trade in Indian power exchange

Bhutan procured electricity for the first time through the Indian Power Exchange in January 2022 to meet its power shortage. This exposure to the market-based electricity trading necessitated the concerned power sector agencies in Bhutan to work in a coordinated manner to place the bids and procure power through the Indian Power Exchange.

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Integrted power exchange transaction model for dispatch, scheduling & bidding (IMDSB)

Bhutan, the land of Gross National Happiness, is also renowned for being a carbon-neutral nation and for contributing to cross-border electricity trade in the South Asia Region. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a long-term partner of Bhutan in its journey as a regional power market player.

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SAFIR-SAREP Annual Conference (2023) Proceedings: Deepening Cross Border Electricity Trade and Regional Electricity Market Development for Sustainable Energy in the south Asia region

The South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation (SAFIR) was established in May 1999. SAFIR aims at providing high quality capacity building and training on infrastructure regulation & related topics, in South Asia and to stimulate research on the subject by building a network of regional and international institutions & individuals that are active in the field.

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Roadmap for State Transmission Utilities (STUs) Capacity Strengthening

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) is a regional initiative which aims to enhance energy access, improve energy security, and increase the use of renewable energy sources in the region.

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Whitepaper on Drone Applications for Power Sector

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s India Mission (USAID/India) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) pursue the common objectives of accelerating utility modernization, improving the financial and operational performance of the state utilities, and encouraging the adoption of new technology solutions.

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Smart-Meter-Installer-Technician-Training-Module

Smart Meter Installer Technician Training Module

The recently launched Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) by the Government of India (GoI) supports implementation of pre-paid smart meters and system metering, which is key to strengthening power distribution companies (Discoms), both operationally and financially.

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EV Charging Station Technician

South Asian region has in the recent years, witnessed considerable growth in usage of electric vehicles (EVs) as a means of public and private transportation. In the context of India, EV assumes strategic significance for the reason that it enables reducing dependence on imported crude oil and thus improves its balance of trade position. Another compelling reason for its growing usage remains thereby ensuring a pollution free environment and help in meeting India’s global commitments towards reducing carbon emissions.

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Presentation on Electricity Generation Planning and Perspective for clean energy transition and advancing Cross Border Energy Trade – Bangladesh Perspective

Bangladesh has surplus power during winter season which can Export to neighboring countries during winter seasons.

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Presentation on Electricity Generation Planning in Bhutan and perspectives for clean energy transition and advancing Cross Border Energy Trade in South Asia – Bhutan Perspective

The Parties shall institute a Joint Steering Committee (JSC) co-chaired by Power Secretaries and a Joint Working Group (JWG) co-chaired by Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary/Director General of the concerned Ministries of the two countries to take forward the identified areas of cooperation in the energy sector.

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Presentation on Electricity Generation Planning in South Asian Countries and perspectives for clean energy transition and advancing Cross Border Energy Trade in South Asia – India Perspectives

To obtain an optimal generation capacity mix in the least cost manner to meet the demand at every instance of time while ensuring the most efficient use of resources.

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Presentation on Overview of Generation Planning in Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka Perspective

Identifying the most suitable generating capacity mix and required grid support interventions to meet the forecasted demand for electricity at lowest economic cost while meeting the reliability requirements and declared sector specific policies of the government as required under law.

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Presentation on Clean Energy Transition in South Asia Current Scenario and Future Outlook – South Asia Perspective

Presentation on Clean Energy Transition in South Asia Current Scenario and Future Outlook – South Asia Perspective

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Presentation on Electricity Transmission Planning in South Asian Countries and perspectives for clean energy transition and advancing Cross Border Energy Trade in South Asia – Bhutan Perspectives

There is immediate need of 400kV interconnecting feeders with India from Eastern Bhutan, in addition to existing 132kV line

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Presentation on Electricity Transmission Planning in South Asian Countries and Perspective for Clean Energy Transition through Regional Grid Interconnections – India Perspectives

As per provision of Electricity (Planning, Development and Recovery of ISTS charges) Rules 2021 , the CTU shall also prepare a five-year rolling plan for ISTS capacity addition every year.

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Presentation on Transmission Planning in India and Perspectives for clean energy transition and advancing Cross Border Energy Trade in South Asia – India Perspectives

Central Electricity Authority has been mandated to prepare the National Electricity Plan (NEP) in accordance with the National Electricity Policy and notify such plan once in five years.

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Presentation on Transmission System Expansion Planning Context of Clean Energy Transition and Cross Border Power Link – Nepal Perspectives

Identify and develop a robust, reliable and secure Integrated Nepal Power System (INPS) network to evacuate and transmit the power for meeting local demand and cross border export.

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Presentation on Transmission Planning in Sri Lanka Prospects for Clean Energy Transition and Cross Border Energy Trade – Sri Lanka Perspectives

Brief overview about the Transmission Planning Framework – Legal, Regulatory, Policy. The Long Term Transmission Development Plan of Sri Lanka and Proposed India – Sri Lanka Interconnection.

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Presentation on International Experiences and Best Practices in Regional Power System Planning and Developing Regional Institutional Mechanism – Global Perspectives

Presentation on International Experiences and Best Practices in Regional Power System Planning and Developing Regional Institutional Mechanism – Global Perspectives

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Presentation on Opportunity and challenges for developing regional planning approach to Meet the clean energy transitions plans through Coordinated, Complementary Electricity Generation and Transmission Planning and integrated system operation in South Asian Countries and suggestions and way forward – Bhutan Perspectives

A comprehensive, integrated and holistic road map for the construction of common power evacuation networks and pooling substations including system strengthening.

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Presentation on Integrated Electricity Generation and Transmission Planning in South Asia Region: Context of Energy Transition and Cross Border Power Trade – Nepal Perspectives

Solving the GEP problem first and then using the obtained solution as an initial point for the TEP problem would be a closed optimal solution of the GEP/ TEP combinatory problem

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Presentation on Complementary Regional Transmission & Generation Planning in a Broader Perspective the Issues to Solve – Sri Lanka Perspectives

Sri Lanka uses a mix of Time Trend, Econometric Modelling and End User methods to Forecast Demand. But obtaining accurate forecasts for economic parameters is an issue.

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Workshop Recommendations and Way Forward for Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation through Coordinated Generation and Transmission Planning for Optimal and Sustainable Cross Border Energy Trade in South Asia

Need for cooperation among south Asia countries to expand power trade among them was emphasized in the overall interest of energy access, energy sustainability and energy security

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Investment Landscape of Green Hydrogen in India

Investment Landscape of Green Hydrogen in India

This report provides a comprehensive guide for investments into India’s green hydrogen ecosystem, seeking to demystify the fundamentals, and provide a perspective on investment in green hydrogen projects in India.

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Presentation on South Asia Forum on Energy Investment (SAFEI) and International Best Practices -Project of Common Interest (PCI) 

Presentation on South Asia Forum on Energy Investment (SAFEI) and International Best Practices -Project of Common Interest (PCI) Power Summit, 2023, Nepal-Rajiv Ratna Panda, Power Market Specialist, SAREP-18th April 2023, Hotel Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, Nepal

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Strategy Paper for Creation of South Asia Forum on Energy Investment (SAFEI) for Promoting Regional Energy Investment

One of the challenges faced by countries in South Asia is mobilizing investments at an affordable cost required for building the generation capacities and regional transmission network in the region because hydro and thermal power projects (which form bulk of the regional power trade in Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal region) and regional transmission networks are both capital and time intensive in nature.

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Investment Landscape of Indian E-Mobility Marke

Investment Landscape of Indian E-Mobility Market

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to USAID India for ideation and guidance during the study, with special thanks to Ms. Apurva Chaturvedi.

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Presentation  on Envisioning Trans-Regional Energy Connectivity between the South Asia Region – Southeast Asia Region – Gulf Region – Prospects and Opportunities

Presentation on Envisioning Trans-Regional Energy Connectivity between the South Asia Region – Southeast Asia Region – Gulf Region – Prospects and Opportunities by Rajiv Ratna Panda, Power Market Specialist, SAREP

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Presentation  on key findings of the Study on the Transition to Trilateral and Multilateral Power Trade in South Asia

Presentation on key findings of the Study on the Transition to Trilateral and Multilateral Power Trade in South Asia by Rajiv Ratna Panda, Power Market Specialist, SAREP

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