Renewable power pathways: Modelling the integration of wind and solar in India by 2030
This landmark report charts a cost-effective and feasible pathway for India’s power system to achieve high levels of wind and solar electricity generation by 2030. The report concludes that India can achieve generation shares of variable renewables greater than 30% by 2030, and shares of zero-carbon generation – including large hydro and nuclear – greater than 45%. This can be achieved at no extra system cost, provided that a comprehensive portfolio of options is deployed in order to increase the flexibility of the power system. There is thus a need to shift the focus of policy away from capacity targets for renewables, towards a comprehensive strategy for integrating renewables into the power system.