Ongoing Projects

The following list provides a few examples of ongoing work supported by Shakti in the area of energy and climate action.

S.No Sector Project Description
1. Power – Energy Access
  • Action plan for off-grid distributed renewable energy based rural electrification for Uttar Pradesh, and development of supportive policy and regulatory interventions
  • Informing the national off-grid policy and integrating mini-grid solutions with the utility grid
  • Development of a renewable energy based mini grid regulation for Odisha
  • Pilots for establishing the technical and commercial feasibility of grid-interconnectivity and developing grid-interactivity specifications for RE based mini-grid projects
  • Policy design and Implementation support for India’s solar pumps programme at national and state Level, using a survey and impact assessment based approach
  • Institutionalization of training in financial institutions, through Training of Trainers (ToT) for renewable energy financing in rural areas
  • Enhancing access to finance for clean energy access
2. Power- Renewable Energy
  • Integrating renewable energy modelling with power sector planning
  • India’s Renewable Electricity Roadmap Initiative – Developing a costs and benefits sharing framework
  • Assessment of cost and benefits of other energy resources vis-a-vis renewables
  • Implementation road map for renewable energy backed electric public transport system for Bangalore and Kolkata
  • Supporting the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance
3. Power- Electric Utilities
  • Working towards effective regulatory decision making in the Electricity sector
  • Developing and implementing innovative mechanisms for electricity subsidy delivery to the agriculture sector
  • Developing an Impact Evaluation Guide for End use Efficiency Program
  • Periodic information dissemination on Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (DSM) activities
  • Designing cost reflective and simple electricity tariff frameworks
4. Energy Efficiency
  • Developing a framework for using electricity consumption data to drive energy efficiency in the residential sector
  • Practical guide book for implementing smart and green energy projects in existing high rise residential apartments
  • Assessing energy saving potential of codes implementation in cities and low energy cooling practices
  • Building a coalition of civil society organisations for concerted stakeholder action on energy efficient space cooling
  • Establishment of an energy efficient motor rewinding center at the MSME cluster in Faridabad
  • Development of energy efficiency strategy for the SME sector in India
  • Energy efficiency policy roadmap for Indian Railways (Non-Traction)
  • Facilitating energy efficiency in the Indian Railways
5. Transport
  • Bus Karo:  A forum for public transport policy advocacy and knowledge sharing
  • Enabling reforms in municipal auditing practices towards raising green bonds for sustainable urban transport
  • Implementation roadmap for electrification of public transport modes in Bangalore and Kolkata
6. Climate Policy
  • Assess the human health and agricultural co-benefits of a low carbon development pathway for India
  • Determining the business case for the Indian industry to adopt carbon pricing

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