This event will launch the first publication in the 10 Questions to Ask series. 10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy is a framework designed to facilitate multi-stakeholder engagement for improving renewable energy policy. The authors will present the framework, and WRI partners from India, Brazil, South Africa and Kyrgyzstan will discuss its relevance to their respective countries. A wine reception will follow.

The 10 Questions to Ask Series: Frameworks for Designing Good Electricity Policy

By the end of 2012, 138 countries worldwide had introduced renewable energy (RE) targets, and investments in new RE capacity totaled US$244 billion that year. Globally, RE is gaining momentum, with over 480 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable power capacity. RE is now at the forefront of many national energy development plans.

The progress made in many countries has also highlighted the complexities of increasing the rate of RE deployment at the national level. Deploying renewable energy on an economy-wide scale requires solutions to a range of short- medium- and long-term challenges. These include resolving economic questions about how the costs of new RE generation will be distributed among electricity consumers, investors, taxpayers, and other stakeholders, and technological challenges such as accommodating intermittent supply, upgrading or adding transmission and distribution grids, and addressing knowledge gaps.

"10 Questions to Ask About Scaling On-Grid Renewable Energy" provides a framework to help stakeholders—including decision-makers, investors, civil society, and others -- engage with each other to resolve common questions.

The 10 Questions to Ask Series, or the 10Qs Series, is an initiative of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) and Prayas Energy Group. It aims to build the capacity of electricity sector stakeholders -- government agencies, regulators, utilities, the private sector, civil society and others -- to design and participate in policy making and implementation processes.


4:30pm Overview of the 10 Questions Series and RE framework

  • Davida Wood and Sarah Martin (WRI)

4:50pm Good Governance and Public Interests in RE Planning

  • Shantanu Dixit (Prayas’ Energy Group)

5:00pm Country Discussants

  • USA: Letha Tawney (WRI)
  • India: Ashwin Gambir (Prayas Energy Group)
  • Brazil: Gilberto Januzzi (University of Campinas)
  • South Africa: Hilton Trollip (Energy Research Center, University of Cape Town)
  • Kyrgyzstan: Samat Sukenaliev (Civic Foundation Unison)

5:35pm Open Discussion

6:00pm Wrap Up: Bharath Jairaj (WRI)


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