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Get the strategy right for integrating renewable energy into Indian grid

It should meet RE generation & carbon emission targets, without impacting reliability of the system

M Rajagopalan 

India has embarked upon a laudable and ambitious program to install 100 GW of solar PV plants and 60 GW of wind turbine plants by 2022. However, such a large scale addition of variable or intermittent generation in a system packed with inflexible baseload coal plants - expected to total to around 250 GW by 2022 - will pose a challenge to grid management. Tackling this will require some planning and course correction.  Is there a precedent of any other country tackling such a high percentage of renewable energy (RE) in its overall mix? Even if simplistic, let’s consider ...

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 12:55 IST
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