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  • Utility CEO Forum on Demand Side Management
    SECTOR Electric Utilities // GRANTEE PricewaterhouseCoopers // YEAR 2014
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2014

    Demand Side Management (DSM) despite being one of the least cost resources of electricity, has not been able to take off in India at a large scale. Though some progress has been made in the form adoption of state DSM regulations by State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs), enforcement of these regulations continues to be limited. The responsibility of on-ground implementation continues to rest with the distribution companies (discoms) who have not been able to undertake large scale programmes due to several technical, economic and financial barriers.
    Understanding the constraints faced by the discoms, Shakti conceptualized the 'Utility CEO Forum on Demand Side Management' and to provide a platform to the discoms to share knowledge and experiences on design, development and delivery of megawatt scale DSM programs in the country. Shakti engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to be the secretariat of the forum. Mr. Gireesh Pradhan, IAS (Retd.) chairs the meetings of the forum in an honorary capacity.
    The forum meets every quarter to discuss solutions to barriers that impede scaling up of DSM programmes. At the end of every meeting, the forum finalizes the theme for the next meeting, based on the which the secretariat prepares necessary reference material for discussion.
    Another critical objective of the forum is to disseminate the ideas and activities of the forum to a larger audience. To this effect, the forum has invited Regulatory Commissions and other technical experts, based on the theme of the meeting, to hear their views and opinions.

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  • Development of Standard Offer Programme for Scaling Up Implementation of Energy Efficiency
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee International Institute for Energy Conservation(IIEC)

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2015

    Standard Offer on energy efficiency is a mechanism for acquiring demand-side resources under which a utility or a government agency purchases energy savings and/or demand reductions based on a predetermined rate. Shakti has supported this innovative concept to design and implement the standard offer mechanism to boost DSM and energy efficiency markets in India.
    Under this initiative, we supported the development of India’s first-ever Standard Offer Programme (SOP) on energy efficiency in Puducherry. The programme supported LED lighting interventions covering 750,000 LEDs and provided a demand reduction potential of approximately 48 million units per annum for a period of 10 years. With a total investment of USD 3.5 million, the programme was successfully implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and also received substantial support from the Puducherry Government.
    The rollout of the programme has given the much needed impetus to energy efficiency investments by providing a business case to mainstream energy efficiency in the utility power procurement process. Therefore, we believe there is considerable merit in exploring the next phase of this program. To this end, we are currently undertaking a study to extend the SOP approach to other technologies. We will develop standard protocols and roadmap for large-scale implementation.

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  • Market Research of Agriculture Pump-sets Industry of India
    SECTOR Electric Utilities // GRANTEE Netscribes India Pvt.Limited // YEAR 2012
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee Netscribes India Pvt.Limited

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2012

    This assignment was initiated to conduct a market research of the agriculture pump-sets industry in India to understand the barriers to improving the penetration of energy efficient agriculture pump-sets. Based on the barriers, the study recommends ways in which market, awareness and technical barriers can be overcome to change the buying behaviour of consumers towards efficient pump-sets. The findings of the study have fed into the efforts of our grantee to explore and design a market transformation programme on irrigation pump-sets.

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  • DSM action plan for Tamil Nadu
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2011

    This grant was given to undertake a network level load research of Tamil Nadu and form a DSM action plan for the state. This action plan is now under the consideration of the distribution utility for the design and implementation of DSM and energy efficiency measures.

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  • Implementation of Demand Response in Tamil Nadu
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee Mercados Energy Market International

    Grantee base South

    Year 2011

    In the recent years, Tamil Nadu’s energy consumption has been increasing at an intense pace due to population growth and economic development. Although resource augmentation and growth in energy supply is taking place at a rapid pace in the state, this has not kept up with increasing demand. The availability of power has increased but still Tamil Nadu faced substantial energy and peak deficits of 10.5% and 14.9% in the FY 2011-12.Considering the lack of power supply in the state, it becomes very difficult for the utility to bridge the demand supply gap at the least cost of power supply to the consumers. Additionally, the state has the highest wind resource potential in the country. But further development of wind generation is also constrained due to its intermittency and lack of balancing power.
    With the above background in mind, Demand Response (DR) is being viewed by TANGEDCO as one of the principal means to bring about greater predictability in electricity supply for large industrial customers and simultaneously providing back up to intermittent wind power-both of which are critical issues for the state. The objective of the study was to identify the scope for the implementation of demand response programmes in Tamil Nadu.This study identified a maximum potential of 6.79 MW of Demand Response in the Udumalpet region of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, as an extension of this study, the next phase of the project undertaken by Shakti , focuses on implementing a utility driven demand response programme at pilot level in Udumalpet.

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  • Training programmes to encourage EM&V in DSM
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2011

    A grant to hold training workshops for the utility and the regulatory commissions official on the subject of Evaluation, Monitoring and Verification (EM&V) in DSM. The training was designed and delivered based on the need assessment exercise carried out by the grantee.

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  • Assessing technical and financial feasibility of Renewable Energy enabled Demand Side Management applications in Tamil Nadu
    SECTOR Electric Utilities // GRANTEE PricewaterhouseCoopers // YEAR 2011
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Grantee base South

    Year 2011

    Tamil Nadu currently faces very high energy as well as peak deficits which can be met by tapping huge renewable energy potential in the state. The study attempted to identify potential renewable energy sources (biomass, solar, wind) which could be harnessed and utilized locally by the industrial and commercial consumers in their units and contribute towards providing relief to the state grid. The study also evaluated financial implication of such off grid opportunities on the consumers as well as the state.

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  • Preparing a roadmap for implementing energy efficiency purchase obligations in India
  • Sector Electric Utilities

    Grantee Mercados Energy Market International

    Grantee base All India

    Year 2010

    This was a designing exercise to establish the contours of a regulatory directive on electricity distribution utilities for mandatory procurement of Demand Side Management resources. This study lay out a conceptual framework for instituting a market-based mechanism to attract greater private sector participation in Demand Side Management activities.

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