Developing a Roadmap to a Flexible, Low-carbon Indian Electricity System: Interim Findings

February 2019

India’s deployment of wind and solar has surged in recent years, thanks to ambitious government targets and dramatic cost declines that have made variable renewable sources competitive with coal capacity. But without policy intervention and new market design, India’s clean electricity future may struggle to achieve its potential.

This interim paper, published under the leadership of The Energy and Resources Institute, explores how these ambitious targets may be met through an integrated approach to flexibility which combines demand management, adaptation of dispatchable fleet and energy storage technologies.

Developing a roadmap to a flexible, low-carbon Indian electricity system