How Can Renewable Energy Reach its Potential. An experience from PicoHydro and Bio Gas sectors in Sri Lanka
process The Need- what energy services were needed. The resource potential. Technical feasibility. Improvements and stake holder support
Pico Hydro Back ground Resource potential First steps Impact for scale.
Bio Gas Back ground Resource potential First steps Impact for scale.
Market Mechanisms What does work and what does not work Do we have other options.
How can wind energy reach itspotential? in India
Resources•Good Assessment tools and with accurate studyreport on the wind assessment area.•Land availability based on the data• Evacuation facility• Policy driven tariff and incentives to push the market•Real Time Forecast and to accept Wind Energy hasfirm power by the Utilities
Technology & Challenges• New Wind Technology machines for low windregime• Repowering and Retro fitting• Short Period Environment Clearances in Forestareas• Trained Manpower
Key Driver for Indian market• Profit making companies taking advantage of Income Tax Act - Accelerated Depreciation. till Advantage of Section 80 - IA of Income Tax Act benefit. State policy using generated power for captive generation - arresting of power cost escalation. Carbon Credit : To play a vital role in accelerating the momentum . Renewable Energy Certificate -REC 10
Current Policy trends•Effective from Jan 2012, turbine OEMs are required to set up a manufacturing facility forall turbines that are sold in volumes excess of 1 5MW. Furthermore, all turbines installedare required to incorporate remote monitoring systems.These regulations are additions to the current requirement of Type certification scheme .•AD Vs GBI Market• Retail Vs IPP
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