Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 18 April 2016 released report of the Technical committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy, Need for Balancing, Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and associated issues.
The committee in its report has recommended 15 point action plan for facilitating large scale integration of renewable energy in the country.
The committee was constituted to integrate high penetration of renewable energy and address the concerns of the stakeholders in renewable energy so that India can meet its ambitious target of achieving 175 GW of renewable generation capacity by 2022.
The committee had extensive deliberations and has recommended several actions, such as
• Bringing flexibility in the conventional generation
• Frequency and voltage control
• Generation reserves
• Ancillary services
• Deviation settlement mechanism
• Balancing requirement
• Data telemetry and communication
• Renewable Energy Management Centres (REMCs)
• Transmission system augmentation
• Strengthening as well as certain compliance actions at renewable generation front
Report also talks about the Newer Technologies say Micro-Grids, Demand Response, Prosumers, Electricity Storage, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles etc.
Thus, all the recommendations aim at making the grid secure and reliable even with large scale integration of renewables. It would reduce the carbon foot print and help in meeting our commitment towards reduction in carbon emission.
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When: 18 April 2016