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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.

From the Knowledge Center

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Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan Read now
Discussion Draft August 3, 2017

Tamil Nadu Electricity Sector: The Subsidy Narrative (1989 – 2016)

By K. Vishnu Mohan Rao Read now
Discussion Draft July 28, 2017

Political Economy of Electricity Distribution in Maharashtra

By Kalpana Dixit Read now
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges for Emerging Economies

By Ranjit Bharvirkar Read now
Discussion Draft June 12, 2017

Extractive States and Layered Conflict: The Case of Jharkhand’s Electricity Sector

By Rohit Chandra Read now
Discussion Draft June 8, 2017

Stalled Reform in a Politically Competitive State: Uttar Pradesh’s Electricity Distribution Sector

By Jonathan Balls Read now
Discussion Draft June 5, 2017

Uttarakhand: The Golden Combination of Cheap Energy and a Large Industrial Base

By Jonathan Balls Read now
Discussion Draft May 26, 2017

Poverty Amidst Plenty: Limits of Generation Bias and State Allocation in Madhya Pradesh’s Power Sector

By Ashwini K. Swain Read now
Discussion Draft May 25, 2017

From Gloom to Boom: Bihar’s Electricity Sector

By Zakaria Siddiqui Read now
Discussion Draft May 18, 2017

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

By Elizabeth Chatterjee Read now
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