Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
6. Distributed renewable energy projects have greater scalability and offer substantive livelihood benefits. Comment in the light of Draft Policy Framework for developing and promoting Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Application. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question: The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a draft policy framework February 14, 2022 for DRE livelihood applications. The ministry intended to achieve its objective of s decentralised and distributed renewable energy supply in the country, particularly for rural populations with little or no access to power.
Key Demand of the question: To write about the advantages of Distributed renewable energy projects.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start by defining Distributed renewable energy (DRE)
First, give contexts regarding Draft Policy Framework for developing and promoting Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) Livelihood Application.
Next, write about the pros of DRE’s in India – scalability, livelihood improvement, cost effectiveness, easy maintenance, improving rural incomes.
Next, write about the limitations of DRE’s – capacity addition, procurement, lack of uniform policy etc.
Conclude with way forward to harness the true potential of DRE’s.