WRI launched GPMDG.org with a repository of all the knowledge products related to corporate clean energy procurement. During this time companies like Apple Inc. have referred to GPMDG portal and found the material available useful for their activities.
The GPMDG chapter for Delhi NCR was launched.
GPMDG expanded to Telangana and participated in steering committee formed to identify priorities for increasing clean energy uptake in the state. GPMDG worked closely with the PSUs for developing a compendium of case studies of attempted RE implementation/procurement in/by PSUs. GPMDG worked towards socializing the concept of a self-sustaining business model and identifying the business models to go with. To this end, WRI worked closely with Mahindra in the Mahindra World City.
GPMDG started work in Maharashtra, where it worked with commercial and industrial buyers to submit policy expectations to State Government. GPMDG tried to keep a constant track of the regulatory landscape at the central and state levels: The GPMDG further collaborated extensively with Bangalore based companies to explore innovative options for procurement of solar energy. GPMDG was engaging with Shipping and Railway PSUs, and facilitating their interactions with industries to scale up their renewable energy uptake.
Utilities were committed to exploring recommendations made by GPMDG during framing of the regulation or exemption of solar energy generators from grid usage charges. GPMDG facilitated interactions, close to 209 MW of RE under various stages of negotiation out of which 25 MW has been closed.
GPMDG made a beginning in the state of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu towards aggregating clean energy procurement. GPMDG also took to demonstrating how the CollabSolar model could improve the affordability of solar PV. CollabSolar RFI and RFP were tested in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and modified to reflect Indian conditions.
Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) launched
On 18 August 2014, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) passed order number S/03/01 called ‘Wheeling Charges, Banking Char