Shift to renewable energy mooted for Rajasthan

The Hindu | Sep 18, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  • An effective transition from coal-based power to renewable energy, with an emphasis on infrastructural issues, has been recommended for Rajasthan by an expert report which has taken into account the factors such as aggregate commercial and technical losses, efficiency of network and resource mobilisation.
  • The State government’s Energy Department has appointed a committee to address infrastructural issues plaguing the power sector.
  • IEEFA’s research analyst Kashish Shah, highlighting the findings on Rajasthan’s power sector transition, recommended the adoption of a demand forecasting and energy modelling-based approach for meeting the additional demand through renewable energy sources and by “strategically retiring” the thermal assets.