Promoting India’s energy transition in collaboration with the electricity supply companies

IGEN - Energy Transition with DISCOMs

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  • Commissioning Party

    Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2020 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


Electricity supply companies (DISCOMs) in India are not yet able to design forward-looking operating processes and new business models in connection with decentralised renewable energy supply and load control in a customer-oriented manner. The project aims to improve the data analysis, network planning and operation and maintenance related processes to integrate renewables into India’s distribution grids.


The conditions for enabling electricity utilities (DISCOMs) to realise the transformation of India’s energy system have improved.


The technical cooperation (TC)project is designed to further advance the transformation of the Indian energy system with the involvement of utilities at state level. A central element is the pilot phase, in which the technical and organisational skills of selected DISCOMs are improved in the areas of data analysis, data processing, the operation and maintenance of distribution networks and the national dissemination of successful measures. Three international long term professionals, eight national long term professionals, as well as national and international short term experts are used.

Last update: May 2023

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