India

In India, CPI focuses on developing innovative finance and policy solutions in support of the renewable energy and green growth plans of the Government of India. We work with a host of partners including the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency through the management of a USD 10 million engagement for decentralized solar, and more recently with Encourage Capital and KfW on the build-up of financial intermediaries. 

The team expertise lies in renewable energy, electric mobility, forestry, fiscal instrument design, and the financial sector at large. 

CPI’s India program is led by Dhruba Purkayastha

Latest work

Blog

Going beyond the grid: The future of DRE in India

Distributed renewable energy has a major role in India’s clean energy access and sustainable development goals, but is yet to realize even a small fraction of its potential.

Blog

Is India's national budget green enough?

India’s budget for 2021-2022 lays a strong foundation for a sustainable recovery post-COVID-19, with a clear focus on infrastructure development and job creation. Despite the fiscal constraints due to the pandemic, the current budget does convey the government’s intent to fight climate change. However, the budgetary allocations may fall short given the sheer scale of estimated adverse economic impact due to the impending climate crisis.

Publication

Improving the impact of fiscal stimulus in Asia: An analysis of green recovery investments and opportunities

India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea have together announced a total of USD 884 billion in COVID-19 recovery stimulus packages. This study maps the ‘greenness’ of these fiscal stimulus measures and their contribution towards country-level climate objectives.

Blog

3 lessons from India for achieving clean and accessible energy

97% of Indian households now have access to electricity with an average of 20.6 hours of grid-electricity supply. But there are still gaps that need to be filled for India to achieve its vision of 24/7 uninterrupted electricity supply.

Publication

USICEF 2020 Impact Report

In just three years, USICEF has identified over 30 early-stage businesses across 20 states in India, mobilized USD 200mn in debt financing, and has committed a total of USD 5.1 million in grant-based funding to these projects.

Publication

Electricity market reform - Karnataka case study

Karnataka is well placed to meet its energy needs over the next decade thanks to the rapid deployment of renewables. But capacity additions of solar and wind are not enough on their own to help the state meet its targets.

Publication

Electricity market reform – Tamil Nadu case study

This case study addresses key elements of electricity market reforms and technology development that are central to the ability of Tamil Nadu, and India as a whole, to meet its decarbonisation goals.

Blog

Towards a greener tomorrow: India needs climate budget tagging

Climate budget tagging will help identify, classify, and weigh climate-relevant spending, thereby enabling the estimation, monitoring, and tracking of such expenditures

Team

Dhruba Purkayastha

India Director & USICEF Director

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Associate Director

Aishwarya Chauhan

Digital Communications Assistant

Angel Jacob

Senior Communications Associate

Arun Kumar Jain

Senior Finance Officer

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Labanya Prakash Jena

Manager

Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Senior Analyst

Shabdita Bajpai

Finance Associate

Shreyans Jain

Analyst
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