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 Our Blog

RAP's experts highlight policy, regulatory, and market solutions to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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Making sense of India’s fast-changing policy landscape: Integrated modelling to inform decision-making

With several notable recent economic reforms, India is one of the fastest-growing emerging economies. The country aspires to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 and a $10 trillion one by 2030. There is ample evidence that India’s growth has been highly unequal in the past. Therefore, transforming this vision of growth into reality will require a comprehens... By Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Frederick Weston

Indian power sector has opportunities to create value for the discoms and their consumers by mainstreaming behind-the-meter resources

The electricity sector in India has experienced an evolution of sorts throughout the years. Since the early the 1990s, the sector has grown from a vertically integrated monopoly with generation, transmission, and distribution all under one roof, to the current structure in accord with the Electricity Act of 2003 where the three have been unbundled and now operate... By Mahesh Patankar, Frederick Weston


From the Knowledge Center

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Policy Brief September 26, 2023

Policy and regulatory tools to assist achievement of India’s low-carbon energy goals

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Climate Action is Energy Security: Recent Developments in the Power Sectors of India, China, and Europe

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Review of Integrated Resource Planning and Load Forecasting Techniques in India

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Discom Business Models Require Changes to Promote Distributed Energy Resources

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Looking Beyond the State Targets: Renewable Energy for Export

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