RE-energising Karnataka: an assessment of renewable energy policies, challenges and opportunities

This report presents results of a three-month study commissioned by Climate Parliament – an international network of legislators working to promote RE to combat climate change. The primary audience of this report is state-level policymakers in the electricity domain. The main objective is to identify drivers of RE for the state and galvanise government action towards increased deployment of those RETs that are most appropriate for Karnataka’s development goals. The approach involved extensive consultation with state RE stakeholders, viz. government agencies involved in the RE sector, investors of various RETs and the regulatory commission to identify barriers and challenges specific to Karnataka.