Ramping Up the Ramping Capability: India's Power System Transition

Mohit Joshi, Joseph Palchak, Saif Rehman, S. K. Soonee, S. C. Saxena, S. R. Narasimhan

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The Indian power system is going through a period of transformation with plans for renewable energy to be integrated at a large scale over the next decade. Increasing thrust is being given to flexible operation of existing generating resources. Ramping is one of the key attributes of flexibility. With implementation of national level security constrained economic dispatch (SCED), the national power system operator of India (POSOCO) has started to observe occasional constraints in ramping capability obtained from generators under SCED, which could get further aggravated with more variable renewable energy (VRE). This paper focuses on complexities of ramping and the challenges with high shares of renewables in the Indian context.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages42
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-77639


  • flexibility
  • power system
  • ramping
  • renewable energy


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