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Brookings India launched the Electricity and Carbon Tracker, a first-of-its-kind near real-time tracker of electricity generation by type of source as well as electricity carbon emissions at an all-India level.
With the rise of Renewable Energy in India, real-time grid balancing is a key challenge for operators and planners. The use of such granular data will be useful for planners, regulators, and researchers going beyond measuring generation on a daily basis.
This tracker combines high-resolution real-time data with historical data to offer a range of visualisation and analytics tools for users. Accompanying the launch is a Discussion Paper highlighting selected key findings.
This launch event also featured a panel discussion on issues of grid supply and demand, balancing, and data.
Panel: Balancing India’s Grid – Now and the future
- Ghanshyam Prasad, Chief Engineer (OM, R&R), Ministry of Power
- Vijay Menghani, Chief Engineer (RE Monitoring and Grid Integration), Central Electricity Authority
- Thomas Spencer, Fellow, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI)
- Rahul Tongia (moderator), Fellow, Brookings India
Carbon Tracker Launch and Findings
- M. Tabish Parray, Research Assistant, Brookings India
- Utkarsh Dalal, Data Scientist, Brookings India
- Rahul Tongia, Fellow, Brookings India
In addition to the launch of the Tracker, we will be releasing to the public a report on India’s supply capabilities, by M. Tabish Parray and Dr. Rahul Tongia, “Understanding India’s power capacity: Surplus or not, and for how long?” This event will be live streamed. Follow this link.
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