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Renewables Integration in India 2021

Published on July 25, 2021
Current Context: The NITI Aayog and International Energy Agency (IEA) jointly launched a report titled ‘Renewables Integration in India 2021’.
Renewables Integration in India 2021
  • The report is based on the results of workshops that were held with the state governments of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
  • The workshops were held to understand the energy transition challenges which are happening in these states.
  • In order to understand and define the effects of various flexibility options on the power system, the report made use of IEA modelling results.
  • As per the report, India’s power system can efficiently integrate renewables i.e. 175 GW by the year 2022 and 450 GW by the year 2030. But to attain this goal, there will be a need to have proper planning, regulatory policy and institutional support, identification of resources, energy storage and advanced technology.
  • The states are supposed to implement the flexible operation of coal-based power plants, demand response, grid improvements and storage to have clean electricity systems.
  • The report suggested using ‘Time of Use (ToU) tariffs as a tool to have flexible consumption and incentivize demand-side management.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairman of NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant
    • HQ of IEA: Paris, France


Q.1 Which organisation released a report titled ‘Renewables Integration in India 2021’?
a. NITI Aayog
b. International Renewable Energy Agency
c. International Energy Agency
d. Both (a) and (b)
e. Both (a) and (c)

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