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The project aimed at identifying suitable conventional technologies that would act as ‘bridge fuels’ for transitioning to a RE-powered future from the perspective of their performance across climate, environment, society, costs, technology, generation flexibility, infrastructure and policy risks’ attributes. WISE received support from Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi, for the study.

Based on the findings of the technology assessment, the study provided specific policy measures and technology choices that could help support conventional systems to work as transition technologies. The study report recommended utilizing existing conventional coal-based generation in a flexible mode and suggested specific policy and regulatory interventions for supporting flexibilization. The study findings also suggested revisiting the technology assessment parameters for policymakers and looking at power sector planning priorities for supporting a high RE generation future.