U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP)

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    Context

    • The Ministerial dialogue of US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP) was held recently.

    About

    • The revamped USISCEP was launched in accordance with the U.S -India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden.
    • The partnership continues to advance energy security and innovation and deploying technical solutions through five pillars.
      • Responsible Oil and Gas Pillar
      • Power and Energy Efficiency Pillar
      • Renewable Energy Pillar
      • Sustainable Growth Pillar
      • Emerging Fuels and technologies

    Enhanced bilateral efforts

    • These includes: 
      • Strengthening the power grid to ensure reliable, affordable, and resilient clean energy supply including through smart grids and energy storage;
      • Assessing grid-integrated buildings, electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources to support load management;
      • Advancing renewable energy development and deployment, including to support India’s goal of achieving approximately 50 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030;
      • Advancing energy efficiency and conservation in appliances, buildings and the industrial sector

    Source: PIB