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A business case for renewable energy certificates for Indian companies to meet RE 100 targets


02 December 2022 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

A business case for renewable energy certificates for Indian companies to meet RE 100 targets

C&I consumers account for 53% of power consumption but only 6% of this requirement is met from direct procurement of renewable power. In face of multiple challenges faced by established routes like open access and rooftop solar, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) could be a potentially attaractive alternative source of renewable power for corporates. This report outlines roles of RECs and opportunities for reforms to accelerate market growth.

Figure: Capacity registered under REC scheme as of 31 December 2021, 4,445 MW

This report is prepared under the aegis of RE100, a global initiative by Climate Group and CDP, in partnership with BRIDGE TO INDIA. It is part of a set of three reports on Scaling up RE100 in India: The role of increasing corporate RE demand and high potential RE sourcing options.

The report emphasise role of C&I consumers in uptake of renewable power and suggest possible changes in policy framework to help companies in achieving RE100 target. RE100 brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Its purpose is to accelerate change towards zero carbon grids at scale. As of December 2021, over 75 companies (including 8 India headquartered companies) across the globe had signed up to RE100 commitment.


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