Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate

Market Development for Renewable Energy

Transmission and distribution loss estimates for India are as high as 30-50%, and many communities need improved quality and more reliable power. Increasing the share of distributed generation in the total electricity mix will have a significant impact on both clean energy supply, as well as emissions reductions. In addition, locating power generation closer to the consumer reduces technical losses, and may result in commercial loss reduction as well. These distributed power generation systems have significant potential for reducing T&D losses and GHG emissions, especially when cleaner, alternative fuels and technologies are used. The United States will lead this project to introduce new concepts and technologies in India to support the implementation of its distribution reforms.. These new concepts and technologies will focus on promoting widespread installation and use of smaller, more efficient distributed power generation systems, closer to the users.

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