Integrating the Renewables – Success Stories, Innovations, Barriers & Solutions

Friday, January 29, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hub Session Theatre
Technical Session - VE
Energy Trading / Energy MarketsGeneration [conventional & renewable]TransmissionDistributionGrid Edge Technologies


India has prioritised increasing the share of renewable energy (RE) based power generation capacity for several years. The reliable and effective grid integration of renewables is challenging  with problems of the relatively weak Indian grid such as high line losses, load shedding, low voltages at the distribution tail end, high variation in frequency, lack of adequate reserves, flexible generation and effective demand forecasting. The focus is on the present state of the sector, concerns of wind/solar power generators under the impact of COVID 2019, concerns of grid operators when it comes to integrating high levels of variable renewables and ways to mitigate such challenges through effective grid integration of renewables The discussion will also address the steps towards initialising forecasting and scheduling of renewables in the country.