Power Sector Decarbonization in South Asia - Pathways for Research, Modeling, and Implementation

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Decarbonization of the power sector has far-reaching impact into the further decarbonization of the economy. In many comprehensive decarbonization pathways proposed for the world and for India electrification of transportation, buildings, and industry is the principal solution to decarbonizing those sectors. Therefore, electricity grids are likely to grow as more and new loads are added to them, and this growth will necessarily be from non-carbon emitting resources. This report outlines several key challenges for the power sector in planning, research, and development towards a decarbonized electric power grid. While these challenges will continue to evolve, this report focuses on formulating the important questions for the next two decades to align planning timeframes of India's and South Asia's power sector stakeholders, and to offer near-term research solutions for preparing the datasets, building the models, and designing the studies to answer questions and prepare for these changes.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A40-81944


  • decarbonization
  • South Asia
  • South Asia Group for Energy


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