Journal article

Transition dynamics in state-influenced niche empowerments: Experiences from India's electricity sector

E Moallemi, FJ de Haan, J Webb, B George, L Aye

Technological Forecasting and Social Change | Elesevier | Published : 2017


India experiences transitional changes in its electricity sector from fossil fuels towards renewable sources. An electricity sector with 0% wind and solar (of 16 GW total installed capacity) in 1974 has been transformed and reached a status with 11% wind and solar (of 302 GW total installed capacity) in 2016. The observed changes have complex dynamics, shaped by the decisions of public and private actors in a semi-liberalised market condition, while profoundly influenced by government's supporting policies. It is called a state-influenced empowerment of the renewable niches in the electricity sector. This paper presents an empirically-underpinned theoretical framework to explain the specific..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Enayat A. Moallemi thanks the University of Melbourne for providing Australian Federal Government scholarships, International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate International Award (APA), for conducting this research. The authors also thank the editorial team and the anonymous reviewers for their comments on the earlier version of the manuscript.