Key Messages

Karnataka is leading in installed RE capacity among Indian states and has the technical potential for further growth. The state-run power generating company, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL), can transition to RE and contribute to the state’s renewable mix. KPCL can also optimize operations of its coal assets by offering generation flexibility through thermal-RE bundling and exploring alternative revenue streams.

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) developed a long-term roadmap (until 2030) for KPCL. The study (i) assessed KPCL’s potential to contribute to the RE-dominant power sector in Karnataka and (ii) identified revenue opportunities for its sub-optimal operating/ageing power plants.