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Event

Tue, December 13, 2016 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S450

Assessing Impact of Feed-in-Tariff on Electric Grids in the Developing World: A Socio-economic Perspective

Science and Technology Seminar

Fahad Javed, Aman Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute

Discussant: Afreen SiddiqiVisiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Feed-in-tariffs to support solar photovoltaic (PV) cells deployment for home consumers has been one of the most actively supported policy measure across the globe for a greener, more resilient, and cost effective electric grid. However, as experience in some of the leading nations in solar PV deployment has shown, faulty tariff design may be very costly for all the stakeholders and sometimes result in detrimental outcomes.  Understanding how this policy will impact the consumers and the grid operations is of significant importance. Incidentally, feed-in-tariffs are being considered and offered in different regions in developing world including South Asia. To this end in this talk we discuss how energy demand simulations based on socio-economic realities of the region can be used to evaluate the impact of feed-in-tariffs on the electric grids. Furthermore, we discuss how such simulations can aid policy makers in improving the impact of policy measures, such as tax rebates etc., through better visibility provided by simulations of consumer behavior.

Light lunch will be served.

START
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

1213 Fahad
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