Implementing Demand Aggregation for Rooftop Solar Systems in Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprise Clustersby Kajol, Jessica Quezada Medina, Ashok Kumar Thanikonda and Deepak Sriram Krishnan - January 2020
India has 63.3 million Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs). 31% of these are manufacturing units, which account for 25 percent of the industrial sector’s energy consumption. Advancing the implementation of clean energy measures in the MSME sector can play a key role in India’s...
Using Renewables for Electric Vehicle Demand: A Review of Utility Program Designs and Implementation Strategiesby Norma Hutchinson and Lori Bird - November 2019
This paper explores the range of approaches and emerging program designs currently used in the United States to match EV loads and renewable energy, with an emphasis on methods that more closely link the timing and location of the EV demand with renewable energy supply.
by Celina Bonugli, Jake Duncan, Kelly Crandall and Cassandra Etter-Wenzel - September 2019
U.S. local governments, such as cities and counties, as well as many investor-owned electric utilities, are increasingly setting ambitious climate and energy targets. To achieve these targets, customer-utility innovation and collaboration is essential.
Although customers and utilities...
by Stephen Abbott, Heidi Ratz and Lacey Shaver - July 2019
The American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator website is a resource developed in partnership by World Resources Institute and Rocky Mountain Institute to help cities procure renewable electricity. The procurement guidance section is a key...
by Tyler Clevenger and Heidi Ratz - February 2019
U.S. cities of all sizes, from different regions and with varied energy mixes, are either in the process of committing to renewable energy goals or working to follow through on existing targets. As part of the American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator, WRI is assisting cities...
by Amala Devi, Uttara Narayan and Tirthankar Mandal - December 2018
This working paper documents residential consumers’ experiences with solar rooftop PV systems. The data is captured through household surveys conducted across five Indian cities. The study is an attempt to understand the challenges faced by residential consumers at various stages of their...
by Tianyi Luo, Deepak Sriram Krishnan and Shreyan Sen - January 2018
This paper aims to help decision-makers understand the magnitude of water issues for the thermal power sector in India with quantitative evidence. There is a significant data gap in power plant water use in India. The authors used data science techniques and innovative methodologies and...
by Bharath Jairaj, Pamli Deka, Sarah Martin and Seema Kumar - November 2017
India launched a massive renewable energy push in 2014 — a move that could bring electricity and jobs to poor, rural communities across the country. The government set ambitious...
by Celina Bonugli - September 2017
Updated November 2019
WRI’s work on green tariffs became an initiative of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) in March 2019. Learn more about REBA...
Implementation Guide for Utilities: Designing Renewable Energy Products to Meet Large Energy Customer Needsby Priya Barua - June 2017
Large-scale corporate energy buyers are seeking renewable energy as a central element of their overall energy strategy. In a few states, these commercial and industrial (C&I) customers have collaborated with their utilities to create new opportunities to buy renewable energy in ways that...