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Our Impact

India’s policymakers aim to dramatically increase renewable energy generation—175 GW by 2022—and address fundamental structural issues within the power sector, while serving a growing customer base. The opportunity for transformation is unprecedented.

Our global team of former utility regulators and officials works directly with policymakers and stakeholders to adapt policy frameworks and research tools from other parts of the world to the Indian context. RAP fosters innovative research and provides training and technical assistance to decision-makers. We stimulate robust public discourse on the policies needed to dramatically increase operational and end-use efficiency, ramp up development of clean energy resources, expand service to underserved customers, and reduce overall costs.

Key Facts

Policymakers aim to install 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022.
India will need 4 times more generating capacity to meet demand in 2030.

Our Focus

Our team provides curated lessons drawn from our international experience. We help policymakers and stakeholders understand the value proposition of renewable resources, identify reform opportunities within the power sector to accommodate increased growth of renewable energy, and develop wholesale market design policies to enable greater renewables integration.

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Discussion Draft May 18, 2017

Insulated Wires: The Precarious Rise of West Bengal’s Power Sector

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Discussion Draft May 10, 2017

Protecting Power: The Politics of Partial Reforms in Punjab’s Electricity Sector

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Discussion Draft April 30, 2017

Politics, Procurement, Bail-Out and Buy-In: Woes and Ways of Rajasthan’s Distribution Sector

By Siddharth Sareen Read now
Discussion Draft April 29, 2017

What Powers Success on the Ground? The Gradual Reform of Electricity Distribution in Gujarat

By Siddharth Sareen Read now
Discussion Draft April 28, 2017

Wielding Power in the Capital: The Case of the Delhi Electricity Distribution Sector

By Megha Kaladharan Read now
Report April 12, 2017

Market-based Instruments for Energy Efficiency: Policy Choice and Design

By International Energy Agency Read now
Report March 10, 2017

Regulatory Dimensions to Renewable Energy Forecasting, Scheduling, and Balancing in India

By United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3), Regulatory Assistance Project Read now
Journal Article January 19, 2017

Follow the Missing Money: Ensuring Reliability at Least Cost to Consumers in the Transition to a Low-Carbon Power System

By Michael Hogan Read now
Report April 25, 2016

The Future Electricity Grid: Key Questions and Considerations for Developing Countries

By Ranjit Bharvirkar, Bharath Jairaj, Sarah Martin, Josh Ryor, Shantanu Dixit, Ashwin Gambhir, Aditya Chunekar, Gilberto Jannuzzi, Samat Sukenaliev, Tao Wang Read now
Report February 15, 2015

Report on India’s Renewable Electricity Roadmap 2030: Toward Accelerated Renewable Electricity Deployment

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