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Distributed Renewable Energy Technologies for Energy Transition and Livelihoods Discussion 2: Small Wind Turbines, Bioenergy

This session forms the second part of the DREG series with a focus on small wind, solar wind hybrid and bioenergy systems. Current energy generation and management model in India is centralized, marked by the unidirectional flow of electricity from large power plants to the consumer. Drawbacks of this system are inherent transmission losses and consumers’ dependence on the central grid.


DREG system can provide reliable electricity supply to consumers in remote locations, sustainable energy solutions and they overall provide greater energy security. So far, the technologies are mostly demonstrated in pilots, and scaling up is limited. In this webinar, we will learn how utilities, grid operators, upstream energy companies, and technology providers can leverage DRE applications, to improve renewable adoption, and create new market opportunities.

The panel of stakeholders from industry and thinktank will discuss the suitable technologies, latest developments, challenges, and opportunities for the states of Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Assam.

  • What are the DREG technologies pertaining to small wind and bioenergy available in the market, and their suitability for deployment?
  • What are the challenges pertaining to its scaling and wide adoption? How to ensure community participation?
  • How do we ensure DREG and Centralised Grid can complement each other?

This webinar is part of our series on DREG Technology and policy challenges organized under Innovative and New Clean Energy Technology Forum (INCETF). The objective of the forum is to enhance the knowledge, gain valuable insights, and accelerate clean energy transition with panel discussions from industry leaders and government stakeholders on all the latest trends and developments in renewable technology, challenges and opportunities, and case studies.


  • Dr. P. Subramanian, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Ravindranath, Unitron
  • Jorge Ayarza, Minvayu
  • Jean-Daniel Pitteloud, World Wind Energy Association
  • Dr. Sachin Kumar, CUJ
  • Rekha, WEFT Research*
  • Dr. Vanita Prasad, REVY Environment
  • Masfick Hazarika, Program Manager, Energy, WRI India
  • Vaisakh Suresh Kumar, Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India
  • Uttara Narayan, Manager, Energy Program, WRI India (Moderator)


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