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Webinar
Energising the storage industry

28 Feb 2020   |   14:30 - 15:30 hrs IST

Organised by CEEW

Traditionally, energy storage systems have been used in a decentralised manner. However, with the grid becoming more dynamic and unpredictable, energy storage systems have found novel applications in many parts of the grid. Usage of energy storage systems can be classified in three broad areas – to integrate more renewable energy in the grid and ensure grid stability and security; to provide 24x7 power; and to enable the transition to electric vehicles.

With the drastic reduction in upfront costs and technological developments, new avenues of applications are now commercially viable. An increase in prosumers and transition to a smart grid will ensure the development of new business models to deploy the technology.

The webinar will discuss the role of energy storage systems in the transition to electric vehicles, ensuring energy access, and grid stability. We will also discuss key regulatory interventions and financial support required to scale up energy storage systems in the country.

Key Speakers

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    Rupam Raja

    Fluence

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    Rishabh Jain

    Manager - Market Intelligence

    CEEW-CEF

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    Akanksha Tyagi

    CEEW

Roundtable
Understanding household electricity consumption using smart meters

18 Feb 2020   |   1030 –1600 hrs

Organised by CEEW, Prayas (Energy Group) and Clasp

Residential electricity consumption in India is changing due to rapid electrification, improved supply, increasing urbanisation and growing incomes. However, there is a lack of data and understanding of how people use electricity. As India embraces the smart meter technology, there is an opportunity to bridge the information gap and use this smart meter data to understand the nature of residential electricity demand.

The roundtable will bring together researchers and practitioners to deliberate on the opportunities that smart meters present for a better understanding of electricity demand and management strategies in the residential sector. CEEW, PEG, and CLASP have been collecting electricity consumption data, using smart meters, from a sample of households spread across different parts of India, under different initiatives. Insights from the data collected through these initiatives will add context to the deliberations. 

For any information related to the discussion, please contact Riddhima Sethi (riddhima.sethi@ceew.in). 

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Webinar
Valuing Grid-connected Rooftop Solar (VGRS): A framework to assess the impact of rooftop solar on discom revenue

28 Jan 2020   |   1430 - 1530 hrs IST

Over the past 4 years, India’s rooftop solar sector has rapidly grown to reach a cumulative capacity of 3.4 GW as of November 2019. However, recently, a few Electricity Regulatory Commissions issued notifications to discontinue net-metering for all non-residential consumers, citing a revenue loss. There is a possibility that this status quo stems from an information gap about the overall impact of rooftop solar on discom revenues. Currently, discoms only recognise the revenue loss as consumers shift from grid to solar, while completely discounting benefits like peak reduction, meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets, and reduced transmission and distribution losses.

The webinar will address this issue by introducing a new framework – Valuing Grid-connected Rooftop Solar (VGRS). The framework assesses the net impact of rooftop solar on discom revenues by considering various costs and benefits. The webinar will deliberate on the relevance of the VGRS framework in planning future deployments and reducing revenue impact. We will also discuss a case study on BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, a Delhi-based discom.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

  • Abhishek Ranjan

    BSES Rajdhani

  • Neeraj Kuldeep

    CEEW

  • Selna Saji

    CEEW

  • Akanksha Tyagi

    CEEW

Dialogue
CEEW Energy Access Dialogues

28 Jan 2020   |   10:00 - 13:00 hrs IST

CEEW Energy Access Dialogue is a quarterly forum where researchers and practitioners discuss their ongoing work in energy access, deliberate on its implications, explore possibilities for collaborative work, and review immediate priorities in the energy access space.

Ninety-five per cent of Indian households have access to LPG after the introduction of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). However, lack of sustained use continues to be a problem, especially in rural households. In this fourth edition, we will focus on understanding the factors that ensure sustained use of LPG in rural India. We will also deliberate on factors that determine willingness to pay for the exclusive use of LPG. Emerging findings from two ongoing papers, based on the ACCESS dataset, will add context to the deliberations. The findings from these papers will highlight the need to go beyond cooking fuel policies, interlacing them with overall rural development priorities to enable a complete transition toward cleaner cooking fuels.

Agenda

1000 - 1015 Welcome address
Abhishek Jain, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
1015 - 1030 Presentation | Drivers of sustained use of LPG in rural India
Sunil Mani, CEEW
1030 - 1130 Discussion
1130 - 1145 Presentation | What determines the willingness to pay for LPG
Namrata Chindarkar, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
1145 - 1230 Discussion
1230 - 1240 Concluding remarks
1240 - 1310 Lunch

Kindly RSVP to sunil.mani@ceew.in. Please let us know if you would like to join remotely and we will send across the details.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Venue

Webinar
Repowering the wind sector: Pathways to achieve 60GW

23 Jan 2020   |   14:30 - 15:30 hrs IST

Since the early '90s, the wind sector has been the flag bearer for renewable energy deployment in India. However, the sector lost momentum in the last decade and has been facing numerous challenges, including reduced availability of land, O&M, and uncertain policies on repowering. While India has an installed capacity of 37.5 GW of wind power, in the last two years only 3.3 GW of projects have been installed for over 12 GW of awarded tenders. This necessitates the urgency to take corrective action to meet our target of 60 GW by 31 December 2022 and beyond.

The webinar will highlight key regulatory and technical roadblocks and solutions to install and integrate more wind energy in the grid.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

  • Amar Variawa

    Vestas India

  • Rishabh Jain

    CEEW-CEF

Networking Session
Women in Sustainability

12 Dec 2019   |   18:00 - 20:30

The session will bring together professionals from varied backgrounds to share experiences of their work in the sustainability sector and discuss institutional policies that help create gender-sensitive workplaces.

Please feel free to share this within your networks.

About Women in Sustainability

Women in Sustainability (WiS), is an initiative of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), that was launched in 2017, in support with the United Nations in New Delhi, with the vision of reinforcing the idea of gender equality in the workplace, not just in numbers but also in the quality of involvement of women in key areas of research and implementation.

For any information related to the session, please contact Sasmita Patnaik (sasmita.patnaik@ceew.in).

 

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Dialogue
On Air: Creating a democratic demand for clean air

28 Nov 2019   |   14:30 - 17:30

Held bi-annually, 'On Air' features conversations with scientists, policymakers, researchers, civil society experts, communication specialists, journalists, and on-ground actors, supporting India's transition towards clean air.

In this edition, we will discuss how citizen awareness and engagement could be strengthened to combat air pollution in our cities. We will hear from resident welfare association representatives, school principals, students, environmental lawyers, and journalists, on their understanding of the air pollution crisis and actions needed to solve for it. In addition, since the implementation of clean air plans warrants coordination between multiple agencies, the dialogue will also aim to answer pressing questions on achieving compliance with dispersed accountability.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

  • Malini Mehan

    Environment Coordinator, Shri Ram School

  • Varsha Joshi

    Commissioner, North Delhi Municpal Corporation

  • S Naryanan

    Member Secretary, Haryana State Pollution Control Board

  • Srinivas Alavilli

    Founding Member, Citizens for Bengaluru

  • Kanchi Kohli

    Senior Researcher, Centre for Policy Research

  • Amit Aggarwal

    Project Coordinator, United Residents Joint Action In Delhi

  • Ritwick Dutta

    Managing Trustee, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment

  • Aparna Dutt Sharma

    Secretary General, Cement Manufacturers Association

  • Vivek Thakur

    Founding Partner, Axero Solutions, LLC, Abhipraay Foundation

  • Jugal Purohit

    Journalist, People Affected by Pollution

Webinar
Estimating the uncertainty: Forecasting, scheduling, and DSM regulations for solar and wind in India

13 Nov 2019   |   14:30 - 15:30 hrs IST

About the event

Power generation from renewable energy sources, particularly solar and wind, is expected to reach 175 GW by 2022. To facilitate large scale grid-integration of solar and wind generating stations, a stable and secure grid is of prime importance.

The webinar, structured as a Q&A, will highlight key regulatory and technical provisions at the national and state-level for integrating renewable energy in the grid, along with the challenges faced by grid and power plant operators. 

Highlights

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

  • Vibhav Nuwal

    Co-founder and Director

    REConnect Energy

  • Rishabh Jain

    Manager - Market Intelligence

    CEEW-CEF

Webinar
Crop-residue management - Challenges, perceptions, and the way forward

21 Oct 2019   |   1700-1800 hrs IST

Organised by CEEW

About the Event

Crop-residue burning remains an important seasonal contributor to air pollution. Crop-residue burning emits particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (GHG), which deteriorates air quality in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Many policies have been mandated in the past few years to address this challenge. Yet, alternative technologies and practices have not been adopted widely, and the practice of burning crop residue persists.

This webinar will discuss the transition in the incidence of crop burning over the years. It will also shed light on the policy interventions in place, as well as farmers’ perspectives based on primary data. We will also deliberate whether this year will witness a spike or decline in crop-residue burning in Punjab and Haryana.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

Key Speakers

  • Kurinji Selvaraj

    Research Analyst, CEEW

  • Niti Gupta

    Research Analyst, CEEW

Dialogue
CEEW Energy Access Dialogues

18 Oct 2019   |   1500-1700 hrs (IST)

Organised by CEEW and SELCO Foundation

About the event

CEEW Energy Access Dialogues are a quarterly forum where researchers and practitioners discuss their ongoing work in energy access, will deliberate on its implications, explore possibilities for collaborative work, and review immediate priorities in the energy access space.

The third edition will focus on challenges in financing for micro-enterprises using solar-powered appliances. The discussion would be driven by our recent study with SELCO Foundation, which captures the risk perception of financiers to lend for such products. The study also generates evidence, based on financial data of 300 micro-enterprises, to argue that solar-powered livelihood appliances could be economically viable investments for financiers and could address other developmental challenges.

Agenda

1500 - 1510 Welcome address
Abhishek Jain, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
1510 - 1525 Presentation | Solar-powered livelihoods in India
Shaily Jha and Sasmita Patnaik, CEEW
1600 - 1615 Presentation | Challenges & solutions in financing of solar-powered appliances
Huda Jaffer, SELCO Foundation
1615 - 1650 Discussion
1650 - 1700 Concluding remarks

Kindly RSVP to shaily.jha@ceew.in. Please let us know if you would like to join remotely and we will send across the details.

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Riddhima Sethi

Communications Associate

riddhima.sethi@ceew.in

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