A core group of Renewable Energy stakeholders and enthusiasts came together a few months ago to work on an idea of setting up of a Multi-Stakeholder Advocacy Platform for Renewable Energy Solutions and development in India, which would be “technology neutral”, “size neutral”, “geography neutral” catering to both electricity and other forms of energy. The idea is to provide inputs to the Governments (both Union and States) on promotion of renewable energy deployment, development and up-scaling the same. The core group of enthusiasts includes Vasudha Foundation, World Institute for Sustainable Energy, ABPS Infrastructure and has Shri. V. Subramanian, IAS (retd) as its mentor.
While the process of setting up of the platform is work in progress, the opportunity as a “multi-stakeholder collective” to input into policy formulation arose with the draft policy for the Phase II of the National Solar Mission being announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and inviting comments from stakeholders. We utilised this opportunity to organise a stake holder consultation on the policy. Click here to download it.