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.
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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 engrained in the foundations of a low-carbon and sustainable future.
ADVANCING POWER SECTOR REFORMS IN MAHARASHTRA
This project resulted in the development of a power sector vision document for Maharashtra and the preparation of an IT roadmap for the...
Development of RE-based Mini-grid regulations for Odisha
With the objective of accelerating the development of decentralized electricity generation in the country, WISE supported the regulatory...
WISE-UN CAPACITY BUILDING FOR POLICYMAKERS FROM WESTERN AFRICA
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) associated with WISE to design, support and coordinate a capacity...
ENERGY STRATEGY FOR THE INDO TIBETAN BORDER POLICE OUTPOSTS
WISE extended support to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for preparing DPR on integrating renewable energy solutions to meet the power...
Clean Energy Technology Action Plan for three states
The UK-FCO awarded a project to WISE to develop a clean energy technology action plan for three states: Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The...
Energy Efficiency Code For Industries In Bhutan
The Government of Bhutan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, through the Department of Renewable Energy, awarded the assignment to draft Energy...
WISE-USAID STUDY FOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND O&M FOR SOLAR PV
Year Of Completion: 2018 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported WISE to execute a two-year project to prepare...
Addressing challenges to RE manufacturing in India
The key objective of this project was to assess the key challenges facing wind and solar manufacturing in India and suggest policy measures for...
Enabling A Circular Economy for E-Waste in Pune City
The US Consulate General, Mumbai, organised a joint US-India conference in 2017, announcing a grant competition for waste management innovation...
WISE to assess the feasibility of meeting Kerala’s 100% energy demand with by 2050
The project sponsored by WWF Norway and administered by WWF India was the state version of the WWF Global’s ambitious report on 100% RE for the...
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Odisha renewable energy policy, 2022
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Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2022
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Central Electricity Regulatory Commission
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Renewable energy sector to attract $25 billion in investments in 2023
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More than half of India’s energy demand to be met by non-fossil sources by 2030
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