skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I. National Study. Executive Summary

Abstract

The use of renewable energy (RE) sources, primarily wind and solar generation, is poised to grow significantly within the Indian power system. The Government of India has established an installed capacity target of 175 gigawatts (GW) RE by 2022 that includes 60 GW of wind and 100 GW of solar, up from current capacities of 29 GW wind and 9 GW solar. India’s contribution to global efforts on climate mitigation extends this ambition to 40% non-fossil-based generation capacity by 2030. Global experience demonstrates that power systems can integrate wind and solar at this scale; however, evidence-based planning is important to achieve wind and solar integration at least cost. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate the operation of India’s power grid with 175 GW of RE in order to identify potential cost and operational concerns and actions needed to efficiently integrate this level of wind and solar generation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), New Delhi (India)
  4. US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1393626
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Palchak, David, Cochran, Jaquelin, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Ehlen, Ali, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Sreedharan, Priya, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, and Abhyankar, Nikit. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I. National Study. Executive Summary. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1393626.
Palchak, David, Cochran, Jaquelin, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Ehlen, Ali, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Sreedharan, Priya, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, & Abhyankar, Nikit. Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I. National Study. Executive Summary. United States. doi:10.2172/1393626.
Palchak, David, Cochran, Jaquelin, Deshmukh, Ranjit, Ehlen, Ali, Soonee, Sushil Kumar, Narasimhan, S. R., Joshi, Mohit, McBennett, Brendan, Milligan, Michael, Sreedharan, Priya, Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya, and Abhyankar, Nikit. Thu . "Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I. National Study. Executive Summary". United States. doi:10.2172/1393626. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1393626.
@article{osti_1393626,
title = {Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India’s Electric Grid, Vol. I. National Study. Executive Summary},
author = {Palchak, David and Cochran, Jaquelin and Deshmukh, Ranjit and Ehlen, Ali and Soonee, Sushil Kumar and Narasimhan, S. R. and Joshi, Mohit and McBennett, Brendan and Milligan, Michael and Sreedharan, Priya and Chernyakhovskiy, Ilya and Abhyankar, Nikit},
abstractNote = {The use of renewable energy (RE) sources, primarily wind and solar generation, is poised to grow significantly within the Indian power system. The Government of India has established an installed capacity target of 175 gigawatts (GW) RE by 2022 that includes 60 GW of wind and 100 GW of solar, up from current capacities of 29 GW wind and 9 GW solar. India’s contribution to global efforts on climate mitigation extends this ambition to 40% non-fossil-based generation capacity by 2030. Global experience demonstrates that power systems can integrate wind and solar at this scale; however, evidence-based planning is important to achieve wind and solar integration at least cost. The purpose of this analysis is to evaluate the operation of India’s power grid with 175 GW of RE in order to identify potential cost and operational concerns and actions needed to efficiently integrate this level of wind and solar generation.},
doi = {10.2172/1393626},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: