According to World Bank documents, the objective of the project is "to strengthen the capacities of the relevant institutions to develop and deploy Himachal Pradesh’s renewable energy resources in a sustainable manner."
The scope of the program has several focus areas, including improved integration of RE sources in the state and national grid through better utilization of its current generation base (primarily, hydropower) through bundling various RE resources (solar, wind, biomass, etc.). In addition, the Program will support the development of a state-of-the-art transmission and distribution network along with integration in its load dispatch operation system, thus making surplus power generation in HP available for trading. Institutional strengthening is an additional important pillar of this engagement. The Bank’s Program rests on the state government’s own program and contributes directly to the objectives set forth under the state’s 2021 energy policy.
World Bank Team Leaders:
1. Surbhi Goyal, Senior Energy Specialist
Directorate of Energy, HPPTCL (Himachal Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited), HPSEBL (Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited), HPPCL (Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited), HIMURJA, HPSLDC (Himachal Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre)
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