6 Institutional Framework and Policies on Renewable Energy in Karnataka

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) is an organization devoted entirely to the promotion of non-conventional energy sources in Karnataka. On its part, KREDL has attempted to promote renewable energy in the state in a number of ways. These include:

  • Encouraging the private sector to identify and develop small capacity projects in wind, mini-hydel, biomass and cogeneration
  • Creating an information network for advancing understanding in renewable energy through communication,education, and publicity
  • Disseminating information on green energy, harmful effects of global warming, and ozone layer depletion
  • Conducting demonstration projects to establish cost effectiveness, economic viability, and the reliability ofvarious technologies
  • Engaging in frequent interactions with developers to ensure expeditious capacity additions
  • Promoting greater awareness and compliance with energy conservation and energy efficiency issues