Webinar on: Solar Feeders: A Farmer-Centric, Rapidly Scalable, Fiscally Prudent Component of the Power Sector Transition

Webinar on: Solar Feeders: A Farmer-Centric, Rapidly Scalable, Fiscally Prudent Component of the Power Sector Transition
Tuesday, 27 April 2021 Add to Calendar 2021-04-27 15:00:00 2021-04-27 16:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Webinar on: Solar Feeders: A Farmer-Centric, Rapidly Scalable, Fiscally Prudent Component of the Power Sector Transition The Centre for Policy Research invites you to a webinar on: Solar Feeders: A Farmer-Centric, Rapidly Scalable, Fiscally Prudent Component of the Power Sector Transition Panellists: Ashwin Gambhir – Fellow, Prayas (Energy Group) Dipak Kokate – Head (Growth), South-West Cluster, Energy Efficiency Services Limited Ankush Malik – Vice President, Business Development, Juniper Green Energy Pvt Ltd N K Gupta – Technical Manager (PP&C Kusum Yojana), Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL) Ann Josey – Fellow, Prayas (Energy Group) Akhilesh Magal – Head, Renewable Advisory, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) Moderated by: Ashwini K. Swain – Fellow, Centre for Policy Research This event will be held online. Click here to register via Zoom. [If there is an issue, please email us at climate.initiative.cpr@gmail.com] This webinar is the second in a series of dialogues – India Energy Transition Dialogues – convened by the Centre for Policy Research to explore different paths to meet India’s 21st century energy goals. Each webinar in this bi-weekly series will discuss different pathways proposed by think tanks and research groups working on specific pieces of India’s energy transition puzzle. These discussions – by drawing on practical experiences and exploring the costs and opportunities associated with these approaches – seek to facilitate constructive engagement with government policies and interventions at the national and state levels. In the April 27 session, we will discuss the concept of solar feeders (MW-scale distributed solar power plants dedicated to agriculture) and how they can contribute to three objectives: a) providing reliable day-time power to agriculture, b) rapidly scaling up distributed renewables and c)doing this in fiscally prudent manner – all of which contribute to significantly improving the financial health of the distribution sector. A short animation explaining solar feeders is here.   Prayas (Energy Group) will update us about the progress of solar feeders in Maharashtra and how this has been taken up as part of the national KUSUM scheme. Further the... Online via Zoom
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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The Centre for Policy Research invites you to a webinar on: Solar Feeders: A Farmer-Centric, Rapidly Scalable, Fiscally Prudent Component of the Power Sector Transition

Panellists:

  • Ashwin Gambhir – Fellow, Prayas (Energy Group)
  • Dipak Kokate – Head (Growth), South-West Cluster, Energy Efficiency Services Limited
  • Ankush Malik – Vice President, Business Development, Juniper Green Energy Pvt Ltd
  • N K Gupta – Technical Manager (PP&C Kusum Yojana), Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd (RRECL)
  • Ann Josey – Fellow, Prayas (Energy Group)
  • Akhilesh Magal – Head, Renewable Advisory, Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI)

Moderated by:

  • Ashwini K. Swain – Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

This event will be held online. Click here to register via Zoom.

[If there is an issue, please email us at climate.initiative.cpr@gmail.com]

This webinar is the second in a series of dialogues – India Energy Transition Dialogues – convened by the Centre for Policy Research to explore different paths to meet India’s 21st century energy goals. Each webinar in this bi-weekly series will discuss different pathways proposed by think tanks and research groups working on specific pieces of India’s energy transition puzzle. These discussions – by drawing on practical experiences and exploring the costs and opportunities associated with these approaches – seek to facilitate constructive engagement with government policies and interventions at the national and state levels.

In the April 27 session, we will discuss the concept of solar feeders (MW-scale distributed solar power plants dedicated to agriculture) and how they can contribute to three objectives: a) providing reliable day-time power to agriculture, b) rapidly scaling up distributed renewables and c)doing this in fiscally prudent manner – all of which contribute to significantly improving the financial health of the distribution sector. A short animation explaining solar feeders is here.
 
Prayas (Energy Group) will update us about the progress of solar feeders in Maharashtra and how this has been taken up as part of the national KUSUM scheme. Further they will elaborate on the learnings from Maharashtra for other states, as they plan to scale up deployment. The economic and social benefits of this approach mean that States should ideally plan for comprehensive and universal coverage of agricultural electricity provision through solar feeders. Our panelists from various states will bring in their experiences and insights to this policy approach, and we will collectively debate the opportunities and challenges that this presents.

To check the schedule and register for other webinars in the series, visit: https://environmentality.cprindia.org/blog/india-energy-transition-dialo....