Building a robust intra-state transmission sector to achieve India’s renewable energy goals

A new IEEFA report recommends increasing competition in the development of intra-state transmission infrastructure, to speed up deployment of renewable energy in India. As the share of increasingly low cost but variable renewable energy grows, development of transmission systems must keep pace to meet demand and ensure efficient, reliable delivery of power to consumers. Intra-state transmission networks will be key for evacuation of power as we transition to a sustainable energy economy. Yet intra-state transmission is the weakest link in the grid. Most of India’s renewable energy generation capacity is connected to state transmission utilities (STUs) so the efficiency and reliability of intra-state transmission networks will be key for evacuation of power.