Instrumental in developing National Renewable Energy Strategy reports for Lao PDR, Philippines and Indonesia in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Centre for Technology Transfer (APCTT), under the aegis of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). The reports aided in renewable policy formulation by the respective governments.
WISE’s report ‘Enabling a Circular Economy for E-waste in Pune City’, is expected to pave the way for more informed decisions by policy-makers and e-waste chain participants, leading to development of a circular economy for e-waste in Pune city. Supported by the US Consulate General, Mumbai, and monitored and evaluated by The Ohio State University, the exercise was a huge participatory effort involving key players and volunteers from the waste community in Pune. The final report received wide acceptability among city officials and stakeholders, and was formally submitted to the Pune Municipal Corporation for further action.
Our recent work in energy efficiency has resulted in comprehensive review of the energy efficiency policy landscape in India along with provision of suitable recommendations, development of comprehensive policy and implementation guidelines for the Energy Management Centre (state designated agency) of Kerala, and development of a National Action Plan (NAP) for efficient use of solar water heating systems for the Government of Bhutan.
A two-year intensive study supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on solar O&M has resulted in the development of the first ever ‘Best Practices Handbook on Performance Evaluation, Operation and Maintenance of Solar PV Plants’. The Handbook provides hands-on solutions and customized information to maximize overall performance of solar systems, thus aiding in maximizing long-term performance and revenues, besides seeking to reduce the demand for thermal power and bring down carbon emissions.
Offshore Wind in India
As part of the consortium on facilitating offshore wind in India (FOWIND), WISE was responsible for coordinating efforts to develop offshore wind in the state of Gujarat. WISE carried out the necessary studies and surveys and selected and installed the LIDAR (light detection and ranging) system for measuring offshore wind speeds in the Gulf of Cambay in 2017. The LIDAR readings are expected to provide valuable guidance for the installation of the first offshore wind power project in India.
Built human resource capacities of senior policy makers from the countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman and Sudan in West Africa, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA); enhanced skills and knowledge of around 10,000+ professionals from the renewable energy sector and the Indian government, and built awareness among 400 journalists across the country (way back in 2005) through trainings and conferences, and strengthened institutional capacities of eleven state nodal agencies in grid-connected and decentralized electricity generation.
Pathway to 2025 and beyond
India today, is a frontrunner in leading the world towards a low-carbon and sustainable energy economy. WISE has relentlessly worked over the past seventeen years
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Power Policy and Regulation
Our work in Power Policy and Regulation is aimed at facilitating power sector reforms in the generation, transmission and distribution utilities.
Renewables and Energy Efficiency
WISE continues to be committed to the accelerated promotion and deployment of renewables in India through a holistic mix of policy, regulatory, legal, technical, financial, and capacity building measures and actions.
Climate and Sustainability
We engage with partners and collaborators in mitigation of climate at the national and sub-national levels through the development of action plans and policy roadmaps and foster livelihood security and increased adaptability to the impacts of climate change at the community level.
We work in building institutional, technical and financial capacities of governments and industry professionals. Importantly, we seek to build core competencies en-grained in the foundations of a low-carbon and sustainable future.
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India is making steady progress in the development of renewables. But information about current trends and growth trajectories, policy and regulatory reforms, financing and market updates, etc., pertaining to renewable energy is either not easily available, and if available, is dispersed in nature, resulting in searching for data in more than one website/portal, and wasting precious time in the process.
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