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Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy

Accelerating Deployment of Renewable Energy (ADORE) is a unique, membership-driven initiative by CII-Godrej GBC to promote a rapid uptake of renewables by commercial and industrial energy users.

ADORE serves as a deal facilitation and match-making platform designed to help such consumers meet their clean energy goals, GHG mitigation targets, RPO obligations, etc. Key activities under ADORE include:
• Awareness building and discussion platforms.
• Buyer-seller workshops and B2B meetings.
• Deal facilitation between RE developers and energy consumers.
• Finance mentoring and investor outreach.
• Policy advocacy with State and Central Governments.

Benefits for consumers:
• Improved understanding of feasibility and viability of RE - including best technologies, business models (like CAPEX, RESCO, etc.), risk mitigation techniques, insights into power purchase agreements, and strategies to fulfil RPO obligations, etc.
• Networking opportunities with credible RE suppliers.
• Increased policy awareness through detailed policy study and meetings with decision makers.
• Visibility for adopting best practices and showcasing unique technologies/business models.

Status: Ongoing

Regional Policy Advocacy for Indian Wind Sector

Wind power is one of the largest sources of renewable power generation in the country. However, the sector is not able to realise its full potential because of various challenges faced by wind power generators. Thus, to better understand those challenges and identify measures which can accelerate the adoption of wind power generation, a 'Regional Policy Advocacy for Indian Wind Sector' was undertaken.

The main objective was to deliberate on and resolve issues which are impeding the growth of the wind sector, through regional interactive workshops.

CII-Godrej GBC partnered with the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) to engage with stakeholders from the wind sector and policymakers from five States and the Centre. The government entities were sensitised about challenges faced by manufacturers and project developers, and their possible solutions. More than 80 stakeholders were engaged in five workshops, in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, and Gujarat.

Status: Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA)

Duration: 2015-2017

Feasibility Studies and Strategic Roadmaps for RE in Industry

The RE division of CII-Godrej GBC undertakes activities that enable the adoption and implementation of RE in various industries. These services include feasibility studies to evaluate techno-economic viability of projects, tendering support, handholding for project implementation/ RE power purchase, and developing strategic roadmaps for implementation of RE adoption.

Petroleum Oil Refinery (2017-18): A feasibility study was conducted for a Public Sector Unit (petroleum refinery) to identify potential areas for implementation and utilisation of green energy, and improve the green quotient of the refinery. In this study, the RE component focussed on evaluating the potential of various RE technologies in the refinery, developing a roadmap for setting up feasible projects, and supporting the company in vendor engagement and project implementation. Key solutions recommended were: a) installation of wind-solar hybrid and off-grid solar PV-cum-battery plants; b) captive power consumption through rooftop solar PV system; c) solar thermal-LPG hybrid cooking system in refinery canteen; d) wind power purchase via open access.

Automobile Manufacturing Company (Ongoing): One of the leading automobile manufacturing companies in India has a long-term objective to achieve zero CO2emission from their automobile manufacturing facility by 2050. CII-Godrej GBC is conducting a study at the plant to assess the feasibility of replacing LPG usage with bio-CNG, and recommend solutions to retrofit the existing LPG heating system with a bio-CNG plant. The study also involves preparing a detailed project report for this purpose.

Status: Ongoing

Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE)

CII, in partnership with WWF-India, has commenced a 3-year, multi-State Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE) initiative for commercial and industrial consumers. Through this initiative, which has commenced in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, CII and WWF-India organise brainstorming sessions and discussion platforms with committed corporates to ascertain their status on RE procurement, and engage with Central - and State-level policymakers, regulators and distribution utilities, to address the barriers that are holding back RE adoption. The anticipated outcome of this initiative is to facilitate 5,000 MW of RE offtake by 2020 and enhance ease-of-doing business.

Partners: WWF India

Duration: Ongoing

Green Power Market Development Group

CII, in partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI), has worked on an initiative called 'Green Power Market Development Group' (GPMDG-India).

GPMDG was launched on a nationwide basis at New Delhi in January 2014. The objective of the programme was to rapidly scale renewable energy uptake by commercial and industrial energy consumers in their overall energy consumption. This was accomplished by addressing the policy and market barriers that impede the growth of renewable energy in the Indian industry.

GPMDG initiative created demand for renewable energy among corporate firms, and helped companies meet their renewable energy purchase obligations and in process made them more sustainable in the long-term. GPMDG also focused on sharing the best practices with the Government, technology providers and financers, to develop a stronger business case for diversifying the energy mix with clean energy in the organisation. Under this project CII Godrej GBC, engaged with more than 400 stakeholders - Central and State Governments, Renewable Energy suppliers, financial institutions and industry.

Through this project, renewable energy adoption of more than 450 MW was been facilitated in industrial sectors, especially in cement, pharma, paper and textile clusters.

Partners: World Resource Institute India (WRI India)

Thematic Area: Renewable Energy, Market Development

Duration: 2013-2018

Funded By: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Training Needs Assessment for Solar Energy

Training Needs Assessment for Solar Energy is a study aimed at ensuring that the targeting and design of training courses in the solar PV sector is in line with the industry requirements to meet manpower skilling needs, and achieve the target of 100 GW of installed capacity by 2022.

As part of this assignment, CII interacted with over 300 organisations and training institutes in the solar PV sector, to understand their skilled manpower needs and estimate the additional manpower needed by 2022. One-on-one meetings were held with more than 75 organisations and 120 experts in the solar industry, across various management levels and job roles. The study was conducted with the support of MNRE and USAID. The study report has been finalised, and is approved by PACE-D.

Status: Nexant Inc., under PACE-D programme of USAID, and MNRE.

Duration: 2015-2017

Smart Power for Environmentally Sound Economic Development (SPEED)

SPEED aims to create a positive impact on the lives of rural communities in India by delivering more affordable, reliable and clean energy services, and thus improving the overall quality of life.

This initiative aims to provide clean fuels and green energy to rural areas using cell phone towers and micro enterprises as anchor loads.

One of the main objectives of SPEED programme was to promote decentralised power production using the renewable energy technology, with assured demand, and creation of a conducive environment for investment in rural electrification.

SPEED aims to create new business models and to support scalable demonstration pilots in off-grid renewable energy generation and distribution systems that harness the power demand of mobile phone infrastructure and other local enterprises to provide electricity services and spur economic growth in rural communities. The mobile phone towers will provide anchor demand for power generated by rural power plants, thus increasing their commercial viability, so that they can generate and distribute affordable power to rural communities.

A total of 50 projects are up and running in Bihar and U.P., and the aim is to implement 1,000 projects in the next three years. Under this initiative, CII has interacted with solar PV system manufacturers, EPC players and entrepreneurs, to engage them with the SPEED initiative.

CII has assisted the programme by providing technical training and capacity building for the young residents of each village. About 50 villages have been electrified using solar. CII has facilitated private sector investments and partnerships into the rural energy access programme of SPEED.

Partners: TARA, cKinetics, D.E.S.I Power, Sambodhi, and others

Thematic Area: Renewable Energy, Market Development

Duration: 2013-2014

Funded By: Rockfeller Foundation

Cleantech Entrepreneurship and Financing Advisory Programme

CII-Godrej GBC engages with the Indian industry and the leading financial institutions in the country to facilitate large-scale investments into the Indian RE sector. The highlight of PFAN programme was that it provided pro-bono mentoring and deal facilitation for promising RE projects.

CII, in partnership with the USAID PFAN-Asia Programme, the regional operator for CTI-PFAN, organised three Clean Energy Financing events, one each in Jaipur, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. The networking events were aimed at sharing valuable information on clean energy topics and engaging with promising clean energy projects and companies in India that could be supported by PFAN in terms of equity/ debt/ mezzanine financing, to achieve financial closure of their projects. Through this programme, CII engaged with more than 185 stakeholders, representing RE financing institutions, banks, and RE companies.

Partners: CTI PFAN

Status: Completed in 2015

Human Resource Development Strategies for Indian Renewable Energy Sector

This study focused on developing human resource strategies for the Indian RE sector. Under this project, CII-Godrej GBC analysed the trends in the Indian RE sector, quantified the existing job opportunities, estimated the short-term and long-term manpower requirements, and mapped skill requirements, evolved human resource development strategies, and partnership models for addressing the skill gaps.

Through this initiative, CII interacted with over 65 industry stakeholders to analyse the manpower requirement of the RE sector in the country. The document also throws light on the essential skills required to meet the manpower requirement and how to overcome the challenges.

Status: MNRE

Duration: 2009-10