Peer2Peer: India Power Series

The Peer2Peer: India Power Series is a virtual forum to support discussion and knowledge sharing related to India's clean energy transition.

The Peer2Peer: India Power Series convenes experts and stakeholders for discussion about the challenges and opportunities presented by India's clean energy transition. Each installment focuses on an emerging topic India is tackling as part of its energy transition. NREL hosts speakers from India and around the world for a roundtable event with the goal of promoting dialogue, discussion, and audience participation.

Webinar Archive

Dec. 15, 2021

Watch the Road Map for Indian States in Achieving 500 GW of Clean Energy by 2030 webinar.

India has made significant progress toward achieving the target of 175 GW renewable energy by 2022, with 100 GW capacity already installed and more projects underway. The next clean energy target set by India is 500 GW by 2030. India also plans to meet 50% of its energy requirements from renewable energy by 2030. Expanding and accelerating the pace of renewable energy deployment in India presents new challenges for both national and state-level planners and system operators. In the third installment of the Peer2Peer: India Power Series, the expert panel focused on key challenges for Indian states in achieving the 2030 target and potential strategies to overcome these challenges.

Speakers included:

  • A.K. Saxena – TERI
  • Sandhya Sundararagavan – WRI India
  • Ilya Chernyakhovskiy – NREL
  • Madhu BP – SLDC Karnataka
  • Rushikesh Deshpande – GE Energy Consulting, India.

Sept. 16, 2021

Watch the Accelerating Rooftop Solar in India webinar.

Despite enormous technical potential and ambitious policy targets, rooftop solar PV has not seen large growth in India. In the second installment of the Peer2Peer: India Power Series, the expert panel discusses the barriers to rooftop solar deployment and what can be done to accelerate the growth of rooftop PV for India.

Speakers and panelists included:

  • Reena Suri as Moderator – India Smart Grid Forum
  • Anil Dsouza – Bangalore Electricity Supply Company
  • Kuldeep Sharma – German Corporation for International Cooperation
  • Killian McKenna – NREL.

June 13, 2021

Watch the Modeling Variable Renewables and Energy Storage in Long-Term Planning Studies webinar.

The government of India has set ambitious targets to achieve 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 and 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030. Energy storage has been identified as an enabling technology to achieve these goals. The anticipated growth in variable renewable and energy storage technologies poses new challenges to power system planners, especially considering most conventional planning tools were not designed to capture the unique cost and operating characteristics of variable renewable energy and energy storage. This panel discussed what the analytical gaps are and best practices to address these gaps in India at the national, regional, and state levels.

Speakers and panelists included:

  • Pankaj Batra as Moderator – Integrated Research and Action for Development
  • Caitlin Murphy – NREL
  • Elizabeth Cook – Advanced Grid Solutions - Duquense Light
  • Ashwin Gambhir – Prayas Energy Group.