Gayrajan Kohli | 09 June 2015

Since taking over office, the central government, under the aegis of Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, has repeatedly stated its goal of providing 24-hour power supply across the country. Mr Goyal has laid out a detailed plan to accomplish this critical and difficult goal, the effects of which we are seeing today. A careful inspection reveals though, that thes...

Gayrajan Kohli | 13 May 2015

From generation to delivery, India incurs one of the highest electricity losses globally. These losses can be as high as 30-40%. In comparison, other growing economies such as Brazil and China suffer only 17% and 5% losses respectively. For India to achieve its energy security and energy access goals it needs to plug these losses – and grid modernization has to be a very important component of t...

Gayrajan Kohli | 21 April 2015

Net-metering can potentially drive widespread implementation of distributed generation by incentivising end-users to adopt localized power generation through technologies such as solar. In theory, net-metering is the proverbial silver bullet designed to help India achieve greater energy security through generation at point of consumption (distributed generation). In addition to helping consumers r...

Gayrajan Kohli | 14 January 2015

Since the beginning of India's push for solar energy and the launch of the National Solar Mission in 2009, two segments of the solar market have been in focus for both corporations and national and state governments - utility scale and distributed segments. The former's realizable potential has been estimated by BRIDGE TO INDIA at 53-69 GW by 2024 and the latter at 57-76 GW[1] However, only the ut...

Gayrajan Kohli | 06 August 2014

The participants of the training were a mix of a retired homeowner, an entrepreneur, an investment banker and a former political consultant and many others from this field of work, all these people got together for one purpose – a desire to gain strong technical capabilities to design grid-connected solar systems and update themselves on the latest MNRE schemes. The training was fairly straightf...