Major Research Projects by WISE

ACHIEVING 12% GREEN ELECTRICITY BY 2017–STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

‘Achieving 12% Green Electricity by 2017’ was supported by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi, with financial assistance from ClimateWorks Foundation, USA. The study aimed to determine how the national RE target of 15% RE by 2020 specified in the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) can be achieved.

In order to strengthen the draft further, WISE organised a multi-stakeholder workshop in New Delhi on 30 May 2011, chaired by B K Chaturvedi, Member (Energy), Planning Commission, Govt of India.

The findings of the study have been accepted by the Planning Commission, Government of India, for inclusion in the five-year plan targets.

ACTION PLAN FOR COMPREHENSIVE RE DEVELOPMENT IN TAMIL NADU

The project aims to reassess the renewable energy potential of Tamil Nadu on a GIS platform and prepare an action plan for RE development that will provide policy /regulatory assistance and evaluate the long-term monetary, social and environment benefits to the state.

The one-year project is supported by TEDA and is funded by Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi, and CII (southern region).

CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ACTION PLANS FOR THREE STATES

WISE in association with the British High Commission in India has prepared, 'State-level Clean Energy Technology Action Plans for Climate Mitigation' for the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

The action plan aims to accelerate deployment of clean energy technologies and develop suitable policy and implementation mechanisms for transitioning to a clean energy economy.

In the concluding workshops, the final action plans were submitted to the respective state governments.

RE ACTION PLAN FOR BIHAR

The ‘Study for Preparing Bihar Renewable Energy Strategy and Action Plan’ aimed at enabling the state to tap its renewable energy potential to the maximum.

The project was supported by the Department of International Development (DFID), Govt of UK, and coordinated by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd.

As part of the consultative and participatory process, WISE organised three workshops in Patna.

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR STATE NODAL AGENCIES

WISE completed a unique study on 'Functioning/ Strengthening of State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) and preparation of a Roadmap for Capacity Building for six SNAs namely, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

The study was jointly funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The study aimed at enhancing the capabilities and functioning of the SNAs, especially in the wake of renewables going mainstream.

ACCELERATING RE IN KARNATAKA: A WISE INITIATIVE

WISE organised a one-day workshop on ‘Renewable Energy for Karnataka’s Development and Energy Security’ in Bengaluru in January 2012, aimed at creating a favorable enviornment for RE in the state.

The conference was supported by the Government of Karnataka and the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL).

The main objective of the conference was to chart a future roadmap for the growth of the renewable energy sector in Karnataka.

PROMOTING RE POLICY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC: A UNESCAP STUDY

The Asia-Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), under the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), selected G M Pillai, Founder Director General, WISE, as a consultant for undertaking a desk study on ‘Policies to Promote Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in the Asia-Pacific Region.’

The project aimed to establish an institutional cooperation mechanism for strengthening capacity of member countries to promote development of RE and foster sustainable development.

APCTT organised a two-day 'Forum for Policy Makers' on ‘Policy Analysis, Formulation and Development of Policy Instruments for Promoting RE Technology Transfer and Adoption’ on 23–24 July 2012 in Manila, Philippines.

BRAINSTORMING SESSION ON SMALL WIND & HYBRID SYSTEMS

As part of a study funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India, WISE organised a 'Brainstorming Session on Small Wind Turbines (SWT) and Wind Solar Hybrid Systems’, in Pune in 2009.

This was the first time that such a meet was held that focused on market expansion of small wind and hybrid systems.

In October 2011, WISE again organised another training programme on ‘small wind and wind-solar hybrid systems’. The training covered basic principles, technology, range of applications, system designing and engineering, and financial viability analysis, along with available government incentives and policy.

WISE-USAID TRAINING PROGRAMME ON REGULATORY & POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR MARKET DEVELOPMENT FOR RE

WISE sucessfully completed the training programme on 'Regulatory & Policy Framework for Market Development for Renewable Energy' (MDRE), in collaboration with the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Phase I (2008–09) comprised eight workshops held in the cities of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Vadodara, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Phase II comprised nine programmes held in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Udaipur, Pune, Guwahati, Chennai and Chandigarh respectively.

The series of two-day programmes were held under the Distribution, Reform, Upgrades and Management (DRUM) project sponsored by the Ministry of Power.

In all, over 1000 participants were trained from all over the country and abroad.