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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Market-based instruments for energy efficiency: a global review

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart, Samuel Thomas Read now
Book September 3, 2018

Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States

By Navroz Dubash, Sunila Kale, Ranjit Bharvirkar Read now
Presentation May 25, 2018

Economics for Wholesale Electricity Markets

By William Shobe, Dallas Burtraw, Ranjit Bharvirkar Read now
Journal Article

The politics of electricity reform: Evidence from West Bengal, India

By Elizabeth Chatterjee Read now
Journal Article March 30, 2018

Solar ‘power’: Socio-political dynamics of infrastructural development in two Western Indian states

By Siddharth Sareen, Sunila Kale Read now
Journal Article January 31, 2018

Energy distribution trajectories in two Western Indian states: Comparative politics and sectoral dynamics

By Siddharth Sareen Read now
Presentation December 10, 2017

Global Energy Trends: Selected Issues

By Max Dupuy Read now
Presentation October 26, 2017

Energy Transitions in Practice

By Ranjit Bharvirkar Read now
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
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