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Rising Stakes: An analysis of regulatory treatment of renewable electricity in Maharashtra from 2010-2020

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Author(s): Nikita Das, Ashwin Gambhir Publication Date: November, 2020

As the Renewable Energy share in the electricity mix increases steadily, it becomes important to understand the extent and nature of RE specific regulatory matters and litigation in the sector. Such an analysis is likely to be of value for policy and regulatory officials and other stakeholders in the sector, especially given how dynamic the RE sector continues to be. While there is significant reporting and analysis of overarching governance framework of renewables, laws and regulations concerning RE, many critical decisions in the sector take place on the basis of regulatory decisions in specific orders. These need to be tracked to assess the broad trends in sector governance and the lacunae/lack of clarity in the existing legal and governance framework.

The broad aim of this study is to understand how the regulatory treatment of renewable electricity has evolved in Maharashtra over the last decade (2010-2020) and use that understanding in informing future policy and regulation.

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