RE-energizing Odisha: an assessment of renewable energy policies, challenges and opportunities

This study seeks to examine the energy-development context in Odisha to chalk out the state’s major energy challenges. In doing so, the study also examines the ongoing renewable energy initiatives, focusing on the existing institutional, policy and regulatory frameworks. Drawing on the experience of the state and other states in deploying renewable energy, the study presents alternative and renewed approaches to renewable energy development with a focus on energy poverty eradication in the state. The study also pinpoints specific action points towards this goal.