New Delhi, Feb 09 (PTI) Policy advocacy body Power Foundation will assist the Ministry of Energy as a knowledge partner for India’s G20 Presidency and Clean Energy Ministerial meeting, according to an official statement .
Power Foundation is a registered company with the aim of being the leading policy advocacy organization that would engage in national dialogues on energy and related sectors, providing authoritative analysis, data, policy recommendations and concrete solutions to help States provide secure and sustainable energy. for all and create smooth pathways for India’s energy transition.
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It also aims to undertake pioneering efforts by commissioning independent and evidence-based research studies through credible institutions on various aspects concerning the energy transition and then disseminating the information gathered to raise awareness among stakeholders, the statement said. of the Department of Energy.
Union Energy Minister RK Singh chaired a virtual meeting with the Power Foundation on Tuesday.
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Union Energy Secretary Alok Kumar, Renewable Energy Secretary Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi and Power Sector PSU CMDs were also present at the meeting.
The meeting included a discussion of the Power Foundation’s goals, R&D operational structure, policy advocacy and communications strategy.
Singh called on all officers to leverage the Power Foundation to conduct evidence-based research studies to facilitate India’s energy transition journey and educate consumers about electric mobility and electric cooking. .
He suggested that the Power Foundation undertake studies on accelerating hydropower development in India; develop a strategic roadmap for decarbonization; relevance of FGD (Flue-gas desulfurization) technology as an alternative to meet environmental standards; large-scale integration of renewable energies and roadmap for the country’s energy transition in the short, medium and long term.
Other suggestions were reviewing and optimizing discom electricity supply costs; investments required for 500 GW of capacity based on non-fossil fuels; problems related to the instrumentalization of the market; grid-scale storage, energy storage (battery storage and other options) and hydrogen saving options ahead of India.
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