The rapid adoption of renewable energy to power India’s growing economy at a price that consumers can afford and on a scale large enough to make a dent in shortages was the challenge confronting the India Renewable Energy Roadmap Initiative, a project commissioned in November 2013 by NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission).
The process to create the ‘Report on India’s Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030’ was facilitated by the NITI Aayog in conjunction with its role of co-leading the 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP), a multilateral effort of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) that serves as a platform to advance the large-scale deployment of renewable energy.
The report was prepared by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and the Regulatory Assistance Project.
The objective of this document is to capture and synthesise the inputs of stakeholders in the renewables sector at national and state levels in India as well as internationally as to what should be done differently to drive a dramatic scale-up of renewable energy (RE), particularly solar photovoltaic and wind power. Blended with these inputs are a large number of international experiences. These serve sometimes to contrast Indian experiences with those elsewhere, and at other times to provide alternative perspectives on addressing a particular challenge.
The RE Roadmap Initiative Report aims to assist policymakers and stakeholders to grasp what is at stake, and what needs to be done to make a successful choice in favor of renewables at scale.