Major Initiatives by WISE
- Drafting of a Model Renewable Energy Law for
India and its advocacy for adoption by Parliament. This effort
gained national and international support, and in 2008, the Government
of India decided to enact a Renewable Energy Law for India.
- Undertaking major public policy initiatives for
introduction of Generation-based Incentives (GBI) for wind power,
development of an innovative Solar Energy Policy for India,
introduction of Renewable Energy Certificates, preparation of
long-term RE Vision documents for various state governments,
research into repowering of old wind farms in India, etc.
- Providing consultancy support to some major
state electricity regulatory commissions, and various renewable
energy industries and investors, and assisting the Ministry of New
and Renewable Energy, Govt of India, in certain key areas of
renewable energy development in India.
- Undertaking nation-wide field level research
projects on ‘Comparative Public Cost of Conventional Electricity
Generation in India’, quantifying externalities of commercial
power generation, etc.
- Conducting the first-ever study of ‘Human
Resource Needs of the Renewable Energy Sector upto 2015’, and
initiating various cutting-edge HR programmes for the renewable
- Sensitising and training the media, financial
institutions, and the academia across the country, to generate
awareness among them about renewable energy, thus facilitating a
conducive environment for its market expansion.
- Organising the international
conference-cum-exhibition on ‘wind power development in India’
titled Wind Power India, India's premier conference-cum-exhibition
on solar energy, Solar India, and Climate Change India, and RE
Regulation India, all of which were extremely successful.
The different centres and units of WISE function independently,
yet work cohesively in the true tradition of inter-disciplinary
learning, team spirit, and knowledge sharing. WISE is the only
institution in the country to possess such expertise most
essential to propel the country towards sustainability in the 21st