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  • Smart grid hanbook
    Smart Grid Handbook for Regulators and Policymakers (Draft). India Smart Grid Forum, 2017.

    Evidence suggests that this 20th century system is now struggling to keep up with the challenges of electric power transmission and distribution in the 21st century. Work needs to be done to make the grid available, selfhealing and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration...

  • Electricity in india
    Min, Brian, Zachary O’Keef, and Fan Zhang. Whose power gets cut ? using high-frequency satellite images to measure power supply irregularity . The World Bank Group, 2017.

    In many parts of the developing world, access to electricity is uneven and inconsistent, characterized by frequent and long hours of power outages. Many countries now engage in systematic load shedding because of persistent power shortages. When and where electricity is provided can have...

  • World Bank UP Electricity Case Study
    Mini grids in Uttar Pradesh : a case study of a success story. The World Bank Group, 2017.

    Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state in India, has among the lowest levels of electricity connection in the country.1 Over 100 million people, at least half of the rural population, lack a formal connection to a distribution grid. The level of electricity services remains low despite the...

  • Good Practice Guide - District Energy
    Good Practice Guide - District Energy. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, 2016.

    Cities worldwide account for over 70% of global energy use and 40-50% of GHG emissions. In a number of cities, heating and cooling represent up to half of local energy consumption and with projected urban growth, there will be increasing pressure on these key infrastructures. Sustainable urban...

  • Good Practice Guide - Municipal Building Efficiency
    Good Practice Guide - Municipal Building Efficiency. London: C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , 2016.

    Energy consumed in buildings accounts for almost half of the carbon emissions within C40 cities, of which one-third comes from public buildings. Cities around the world usually have a high degree of control over their municipal buildings, such as City Halls, government offices, hospitals,...

  • Smart Grid_Business model
    Batra, Chief Engineer P.. Business Models for Smart Grid., 2016.

    This presentation was presented in the Second Brainstorming Session On Smart Grids (MANTHAN) Held On 23rd May 2016. This presentation gives ideas about Business models for marketing Smart Grids and its components.

  • Electricity reforms
    Mittal, Rohit, Kavita Saraswat, Amol Gupta, Kwawu Mensan Gaba, and Julia Bucknall. Lighting the way in Manipur : Post unbundling reforms in distribution . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    Simple economic principles tell us that investment begets investment and wealth creates wealth. Investment of money alone, however, is seldom enough to trigger this virtuous cycle, time, effort and substantial planning are also critical elements. This working paper captures the story of...

  • Energy Savings in Homes
    Energy Savings in Homes. New Delhi, India: Ministry of New and Renwable Energy, Government of India, 2015.

    This handbook gives ideas on how to achive energy efficiency in homes. It briefs about renewable or energy conservating applicnaces and systems and retrofitting features that can be institiuted. It also gives some energy saving tips.

  • Energy roapmap India
    NITI Aayog, Government of India. Report of Expert Group on 175 GW RE by 2022. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2015.

    The objective of this Report is to explore financing requirements and possible business models for deployment of 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022, and also assess the requirements and utilization of public finance for deploying and integrating 175 GW RE by 2022 – a major theme towards achieving...

  • Kansas smart metering case study
    Renovating the Grid and Revitalizing a Neighborhood., 2015.

    At its best, the smart grid interweaves diverse technologies to form a seamless whole, like a tightly woven piece of cloth. As the grid modernizes, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) is using its Smart Grid Demonstration Project to show how distribution systems such as advanced metering...

  • Maine energy case study
    Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine. Department of Energy, United States of America, 2015.

    Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electricity industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost‐shared Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects to modernize the electric grid, strengthen cybersecurity, improve interoperability, and collect an unprecedented...

  • Baaru LED energy saving
    Bauru Scores Big with GE LED Signals. GE Lighthings, 2014.

    The Brazilian municipality of Bauru -- where soccer superstar Pelé grew up -- takes on high maintenance costs, crash safety and energy savings all in one brilliant play. Read in the case study from Council Lead Partner GE...

  • Smart Grids
    Smart Grids: An Approach to Dynamic Pricing in India. USAID India, 2014.

    This report develops an approach to dynamic pricing in support of the Ministry of Power (MOP) initiative for smart grid pilot projects in India. Dynamic pricing experiments are intended to reveal how consumers respond to electricity prices and identify the most promising mechanisms suitable for...

  • Smart Grid-ppt
    Regulatory Considerations in Smart Grid in India. USAID India, 2014.

    This presentation gives the conntext for Smart Grid Regulations, followed by the work undertaken under the PACE-D TA Program and a briefing about the way forward for Smart grids in India

  • Energy in Buildings
    Rawal, Rajan, Yash Shukla, Srijan Didwania, Mohini Singh, and Vivek Mewada. Residential Buildings in India: Energy Use Projections and Savings Potentials. Global Buildings Performance Network, 2014.

    This new GBPN report jointly developed with the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) University, provides a first attempt to document energy saving potentials that could be achieved in India by 2050 in the residential sector...

  • India Smart Grid
    Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India. MInistrry of Power, Government of India, 2013.

    A smart grid is an electrical grid with automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor power flows from points of generation to points ofmconsumption (even down to the appliances level) and control the power flow or curtail the load to match generation in real time or near realtime....

  • Smart metering
    Giodano, Vincenzo, Ileoma Onyeji, Gianluca Fulli, Manuel Sanchez, and Constantina Filiou. Guidelines for Cost Benefit Analysis of Smart Metering Deployment. Joint Research Centre, European Commission, 2012.

    The goal of this report is to provide guidance and advice for conducting cost benefit analysis of smart metering deployment.

    We present a step by step assessment framework based on the work performed by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), and we provide guidelines and best practices...

  • ICT and energy summary
    ICT and energy
    The contribution of ICT to energy effciency: local and regional initiatives. Belgium: European Union, 2011.

    The toolkit focuses on energy efciency and sustainability initiatives for topics that are likely to be relevant to most local and regional authorities in terms of their
    common areas of responsibility and their assets. Te initiatives all utilise ICT in some way — with the ICT element...