Inviting applications for the SAREP Grants Annual Program Statement (APS) – FY2024. For more information click Here.

Renewable Energy

April 3, 2024
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.
July 28, 2022
An InvIT handbook for the Renewable Enegry Sector

An InvIT handbook for the Renewable Energy Sector

South Asia is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, projected to require USD 6.35 trillion (INR 476 trillion) (UNESCAP, 2019) worth of infrastructure investments through 2030 (UNESCAP, 2019).
July 5, 2022

Building consensus and developing a strategy paper on “Creating Regional Technical Institution/Body for cross-cutting deliberations and promoting excellence towards the development and operation of the regional transmission network in South Asia”

The South Asian countries have been undertaking Cross Border Electricity Trade (CBET) through transmission interconnections for over five decades. In the eastern region, CBET is undertaken between India and the other three countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
July 5, 2022

Creating Regional Network for sharing operational best practices and promoting harmonization & excellence in Power System Operation across South Asia Region

South Asia is amongst the fastest growing regions in the World driving forward the global economic growth. With rapid economic growth, the energy demand in South Asia is expected to more than double by 2030 against 20181 levels.
July 5, 2022

Study on the transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in south Asia irade-SARI-37 (2021)

This report is part of the study undertaken on “The transition to trilateral and multilateral power trade in South Asia”, under USAID’s South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration (SARI/EI) program.
July 5, 2022

BIMSTEC Energy Outlook 2035

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand) lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
July 1, 2022
A Comprehensive Economic Coal Transition in South Asia

A Comprehensive Economic Coal Transition in South Asia

South Asian countries vary significantly in their levels of coal use. This section provides brief overviews of countries and details on coal use in addition to key metrics.
July 1, 2022
Reliability and resilience are the core principles of power system planning and operations around the world. Power systems in South Asia are transforming with increasing penetration of clean energy generation resources, emerging technologies, increasing electricity demand and electrification. At the same time, these power systems are facing challenges posed by extreme weather events and climate change. All these factors would add furthermore importance to the reliability and resilience of future power systems in South Asia. This has motivated us to better understand the country specific challenges and chalk out the pathways for research, modelling and implementation in South Asia. Our research, experience in the region and feedback from key stakeholders indicate following as the key areas where more work is needed to improve reliability and resilience of power systems in the region: Renewable energy Data for power system studies, New Tools and Studies, Resilience Planning, Resource Adequacy, Advanced RE Forecasting, Cybersecurity, Load Forecasting, and Coordinated Planning and Operations.

Reliability and Resiliency in South Asia’s Power Sector

Power systems around the world are changing because of the low cost of clean energy resources and a focus on decarbonization.
June 29, 2022

Vendor Rating Framework – Experience from the Pilot

The report benchmarks various rooftop solar (distributed solar) engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs or vendors) on a uniform set of parameters, which will provide a sense of the quality of the work carried out by these firms.