At the one-day workshop on power system transformation at Maharashtra state-level, which was organized by IEA, NITI Aayog and Prayas, Rasika Athawale spoke of the role of demand flexibility for higher integration of VRE into the state grid. She presented results from E3 India model to demonstrate benefits of a higher RE share to the state’s macroeconomy. She covered the various strategies and technology options that can be tried and tested by the state utilities, and made a case for the right pricing signals, policy actions, and regulatory guidance required to explore demand response potential in Maharashtra.