Grid Decarbonization

Through this project, CSIS continues to leverage its core competency of enabling peer learning among U.S. and Indian subnational agencies to foster collaboration on policy innovations in grid decarbonization

In designing, executing, and monitoring energy policies and interventions, Indian states are pivotal to the success of federal government’s energy transition efforts. The states need to adapt continuously to a rapidly evolving marketplace and accompanying technological shifts, and work through various commercial, technical, or policy challenges. In these instances, learning from other international entities with similar functions can help to build firm capabilities to improve the institutional setup. The project entails the following key activities:

  • State Leadership Network: Establishing a network of state government officials, private sector actors, and academic resources to have ongoing exchanges about common challenges.

  • Analysis and Workshops: Convening state-to-state dialogues on a range of topics including but not limited to:
    • i.    Innovative financing, investment strategies, and public-private partnerships for clean energy and energy infrastructure projects.
      ii.    Grid integration of renewables, grid reliability, and affordability.
      iii.    Renewable energy resources (including distributed, community scale, and utility scale) and technology applications across sectors.

  • Partnerships: Establishing ongoing strategic partnerships and exchanges on core elements of their clean energy and low-carbon strategies.