Decentralised energy generation consumption and storage
Envisioning India’s transition towards decentralised energy systems using combinations of renewables, storage and smart control technologies.
The India Energy Transformation Platform is an informal, independent, multi-stakeholder group of experts aiming to develop an informed narrative on India’s strategies for meeting its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through non-linear, transformative solutions. This unique initiative hopes to ensure that India stays ahead of the curve and cements its leadership in the global transition to clean energy – even beyond 2030.
However, it is time that our energy transition towards sustainable energy systems look beyond the NDCs and 2030 timeline. It must take advantage of technology developments around the world to leapfrog into an advanced system that brings a better quality of life to all its citizens.
It is in this context that the India Energy Transformation Platform was conceived by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF).
Date: 07 Feb 2020
Venue: The Claridges, New Delhi
IETP was announced to the public in February 2020. The event brought together all Platform members and research teams. At the event, Anshu Bharadwaj (Former Executive Director, CSTEP) stated that the aim of the Platform is to evaluate whether India can carve out an alternative development paradigm (without compromising on economic development or the NDCs) and emphasised the need to look at non-linear pathways for development that could influence multiple sectors.Read More View gallery
Date: 12 September 2019
The next step after finalising the four research themes was to identify research organisations. A Terms of Reference document was created and after approvals from Platform members, copies were sent out to a long list of organisations.Read More
Date: 08 April 2019
The primary objective of this meeting was to finalise research themes to be pursued further. Prior to this meeting, the Core Group participated in a survey that captured their preferences and inputs on the list of ideas that had been generated during previous meetings. The Secretariat presented the shortlisted topics: energy-efficient air conditioning, industrial process heating/cooling, decentralised energy generation and consumption, and innovations on contracting structures for thermal power plants.Read More
Date: 21 Feb 2019
Members were invited to make presentations on transformative ideas in the energy sector meriting further research. Initiating the meeting by setting the agenda, Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj, Chair, IETP touched upon the need to explore long-term energy pathways for India that also satisfy different national priorities and are compatible with both global climate commitments and India’s domestic requirements.Read More
Date: 08 Jan 2019
In the first meeting of IETP, members discussed the key focus areas for the Platform. Subsequently, a list of possible research areas was created. Some of the key discussions revolved around hydrogen and its end-use applications (particularly in industries), transport-sector interventions (demand side), formulating of policies and processes that reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increased public engagement, need for pricing externalities and linking with sustainable financing, acceleration of decentralised distributed generation (reaching up to the household level), alternative models and market mechanisms, and data availability.Read More