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Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

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September 18, 2019

Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector. Looking at...
Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

Water Use in India’s Power Generation: Impact of renewables and improved cooling technologies to 2030. 2017 (External Content)

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems, on water use in India’s electricity sector. Looking at the expected freshwater intensity of non-hydro power gen ...
Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions (External Content)

Off-grid Renewable Energy Solutions (External Content)

Off-grid renewable energy solutions have emerged as mainstream and support the expanding access to modern energy services in a timely and environmentally sustainable manner. Off-grid renewables are able to deliver a wide spectrum of electricity services f ...

Insights on Planning for Power System Regulators (External Content)

Thorough, well informed planning is essential to develop electricity systems and prepare them for increased shares of renewables. Long-term electricity planning is highly relevant in centrally managed power systems or where power generation and transmissi ...
Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama (External Content)

Renewables Readiness Assessment: Panama (External Content)

Panama’s National Energy Plan 2015-2050 suggests that 70% of the country’s energy supply could be renewable after 35 years. The plan was adopted as a long-term roadmap to diversify the energy sector and advance energy access, energy efficiency, energy sec ...

Corporate Sourcing of Renewable Energy: Market and Industry Trends (External Content)

More and more non-energy companies are voluntarily – and actively – procuring or investing in self-generation of renewable energy. Driven by sharp cost reductions, combined with growing calls for sustainability among investors and consumers, renewables ha ...
Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 (External Content)

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 (External Content)

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics for the last decade (2008-2017) in trilingual tables.Renewab ...
Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions: Cases from sub-Saharan Africa (External Content)

Renewable energy auctions have emerged as an important mechanism to drive the adoption of renewable sources for power generation. Like in other regions, auctions can help countries across sub-Saharan Africa achieve record-low prices for solar photovoltaic ...
Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (External Content)

Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report (External Content)

This joint tracking report provides the most comprehensive look available at the world’s progress towards global energy targets on access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prepared by the Custodian Agencies for Sustain ...

Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy 2017(External Content)

Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy and distributed power generation. This study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) presents the latest knowle ...
Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030, 2017 (External Content)

Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range of services needed for the transition, from providing frequency response, reserve capacity, black-start capa ...

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