Integration of Renewable Energies into the Indian Electricity System (I-RE)
As of: June 2019
Objective and activities
The project aims to support efforts of the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote climate-friendly development of the Indian power market and increase the proportion of energy from renewable sources. To meet this objective, it will focus on the energy market and the analysis of existing energy systems and on funding mechanisms, particularly to encourage the broader use of decentralised photovoltaic systems on building rooftops. Studies and training will enhance the expertise of the Ministry employees on these issues. The project will explain the advantages of renewable energies which, until now, had been considered too expensive, too unreliable or too fragmented.
State of implementation/results
- Study trips in Germany were held with high-ranking representatives of network operators.
- Successful closure of grid integration study for roof-top PV systems.
- The prototype PV Port & Store developed as part of the project was first exhibited at the REInvest Expo, the most important event of the Indian Ministry of Energy, in October 2018 and inaugurated by the German ambassador. The concept of a standardized solar system with battery for electricity self-supply and grid support of the energy supplier continues to generate great interest. For further dissemination, in co-ordination with the MNRE, the prototype from German production was solemnly handed over to the National Institute for Solar (NISE) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in November 2018 in the presence of the BMU and ZUG.
- In close cooperation with the partner Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and network operators, an international tender is planned on the subject of "technical service for network operators in India". The main objective of this study is to investigate the role and extent of PV rooftop systems and storage systems in the provision of network services