Multi-Stakeholder Partnership on De-risking Investment in Solar Energy in India

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Project Brief

Developing appropriate tools for de-risking investment in the emerging solar sector is needed to create momentum for large scale deployment of solar power to meet 100 GW target by 2022. However, multifaceted barriers and associated risks confront full scale transition to solar power. Thus the project sets out to identify risks and build multi-actor partnerships for research and dialogue at national level to enable easy flow of investment.

The project sets out to build multi-stakeholder parternships of above actors at national level that coordinates with actors in few African countries and in Germany. The partnerships could assist in realising expectations of stakeholders and to mobilize finance from Germany.

The project is led by GermanWatch while The Energy Research Institute (TERI) is the lead partner in India. CAN South Asia acts as a civil society partner for the project and will provide network support to strengthen multistakeholder partnerships to improve investment in solar energy sector in India.

Role of CAN South Asia

–          Identification of risk areas for solar energy investments and deployment

–          Analysis of policy and socio-political environment

–          Analysis of support structures – product quality, infrastructure and systems

–          Lead or support in conducting workshops and participations

–          Preparation of reports

Objective

To identify and formulate effective risk management instruments, with inputs from policy makers, financial institutions, civil society and sectoral stakeholders.

Duration  

1st November 2017 to 28th February 2021

Countries Involved

India

Project Partners

Germanwatch, TERI, Vasudha Foundation, CANSA

Events

Addressing Financial Risks through Innovative Risk Management Instruments

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and GERMANWATCH in association with Climate Action Network-South Asia (CAN-SA), Vasudha Foundation and the Centre for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) are working towards “De-risking foreign investments in the Indian Solar Energy Sector” through a multi-actor approach. The objective is to identify and formulate effective risk management instruments, with inputs from policymakers, financial institutions, civil society and sectoral stakeholders. The objective of the current workshop is to initiate dialogue on not only identifying key financial risks, but also to embark on a mission to formulate potential mitigation strategies and identify roles & responsibilities of key actors in the sector.

Host: The Energy and Resources Institute, India

Date: 30th August, 2018

Venue: Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri – Kurla Road, J B Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai -400059

Download the agenda here.

Multi Stakeholder Workshop on April 30, 2018

De-risking International Investments in Indian Solar Energy Sector

A Multi-stakeholder Workshop titled ”De-risking International Investments in Indian Solar Energy Sector” was organised in Intersolar, Bengaluru on 13th December, 2018 by TERI, Germanwatch, CANSA and Vasudha Foundation. The event was attended by solar industry representatives, Civil Society organisations and Ex-Chairman, Karnataka State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Read the full activity brief here.

Project Focal Point

Santosh Patnaik -Deputy Programme Co-ordinator
santosh@cansouthasia.net