Announcement of Study on “Power Market Reforms to Enable Renewable Energy (RE) Based Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in India”

There is a growing need to source green power for EVs given that currently, the majority of power generated in India is from thermal power plants. EV charging has the potential to mitigate curtailment and facilitate grid integration of RE power. Therefore, it is pertinent to understand the challenges and opportunities in the existing policy, regulatory, and technological landscape in India for EV charging to complement RE power generation and thereby enable efficient grid management.

In this light, GIZ India has initiated a study ‘Power market Reforms to enable Renewable Energy (RE) based Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in India’ which aims to provide recommendations to facilitate policy and regulatory support in the Indian power system, power market and trading to access the use of renewable energy for fueling EVs in India. It also aims to quantify the benefit of energy security, electrical grid, and climate with the use of electric vehicles by modelling the emissions and carbon footprint and thereby measuring the contribution of EVs to achieve India’s NDCs. The study would also review the international best practices for integrating RE for EV charging and document recommendations for policy makers and implementation agencies to enable RE based EV charging in India.

The study on Power market Reforms to enable Renewable Energy (RE) based Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in India was started on 17 November 2021 and would be carried out under the India component of the Nationally Determined Contribution-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project, over 18 months. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the NDC-TIA is a joint project of seven organisations with the engagement of China, India, and Vietnam. This study is carried out by a consortium comprising Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and The Celestial Earth.

For more information please contact Ms. Sahana L, sahana.l(at)