IGEF supports Regional Workshops on RE Grid Integration

IGEF supported regional workshops on RE Grid Integration organised by Niti Aayog and IEA through participation of technical experts from German Development Cooperation GIZ, Green Energy Corridors Team, who spoke on forecasting of renewable energy sources and utilization of such data by upcoming Renewable Energy Management Centers (REMCs).

India is committed to its 175 GW Renewable Energy target by 2022. In this connection, an Advisory Board and Steering Committee had been constituted in NITI Aayog under Chairmanship of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and CEO, NITI Aayog respectively to achieve above targets as per Renewable Electricity Road Map 2030 of NITI Aayog. Further, State Working Groups has been constituted for preparation of State Action Plan for Renewable Energy on the direction of NITI Aayog. Preliminary findings of the State Working Groups have indicated the importance of flexible generation and storage solutions for RE integration.

In view of above, NITI Aayog in association with International Energy Agency (IEA) & Asian Development Bank (ADB) under NITI-IEA Statement of Intent signed by NITI Aayog and IEA has organised for regional workshops focusing on issues and best practices adopted in India on flexible generation and storage solutions for RE integration. The theme of the workshop was “Indian Power Sector: Supporting a Low Carbon Transition”. Workshops were chaired by Shri R.P. Gupta, Additional Secretary (Energy), NITI Aayog.

More info about Forecasting of RE in India by Dr. Indradip Mitra, indradip.mitra(at)giz.de