Key Messages

The draft NEP, besides recognising the significance of RE hybrids (like solar-biomass, solar-hydro) for sustainable generation, highlights the role of DRE in reducing dependency on the transmission network, especially through solar rooftops in urban spaces and mini-grids in remote villages.

However, large-scale deployment of DRE systems will throw up issues related to intermittency, voltage instabilities, variable RE (VRE) curtailments, and network management.

Significance of DRE Systems in Strengthening the Electricity Infrastructure