Title: Challenges and solution for renewable energy development in Uttarakhand, India

Authors: Hiranmoy Roy; Mohammad Younus Bhatt

Addresses: Department of Economics and International Business, School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Kandoli Campus, Knowledge Acres, Dehradun-248007, India ' Department of Economics and International Business, School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Kandoli Campus, Knowledge Acres, Dehradun-248007, India

Abstract: The central objectives of this paper are to identify and analyse the issues of renewable energy sector in the state of Uttarakhand and to suggest a suitable framework for renewable energy development in the state. We have used Delphi method to take expert opinion for this study. We have also taken interviews of power sector experts and renewable energy experts to get in-depth information on the issues and come out with solutions. Interviews with the experts gave us meaningful insights that a generalised public source will not be able to provide. As there is a huge gap between the demand and supply of renewable energy in Uttarakhand till 2030, it is suggested that a framework for an integrated policy strategy for rapid renewable energy implementation is developed that complements both the existing and planned power projects. This framework is based on national and international best practices and expert's opinion.

Keywords: renewable energy; hydropower; solar energy; Delphi method; Uttarakhand; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2021.118990

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2021 Vol.14 No.5/6, pp.487 - 503

Accepted: 17 Mar 2021
Published online: 09 Nov 2021 *

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