Energy & Power Systems > Overview
IRADe has a strong presence in energy policy studies in India. These include energy needs of India in the context of global energy scenarios, pricing policy and reforms, technology assessment, energy access, programme evaluation, role of renewable energy trade and long-term (2050) perspectives on energy. The analytical research included under-standing the changes in trends of energy production, consumption, imports and exports of petroleum fuels and their contribution to the overall energy mix in India. Technology assessment exercises carried out include carbon capture and storage, biodiesel, renewable technologies and star-rated appliances. Fuel demand and specific sectors that impact energy consumption and energy transition till 2030 and 2050 are studied. South Asia Regional Power trade is now a major project with a duration of five years supported by SARI/USAID. Access to modern energy for poor, especially for women, is a major concern always reflected in IRADe research and have undertaken several projects involving surveys and analysis. Our policy analysis cover areas related to pricing of and access to energy and also technology perspective for long term. These also explore issues linked with poverty and gender as well as climate change.