Renewable Energy Options in North-Eastern India: Some Possibilities

10 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2011

Date Written: April 21, 2002


The present paper analyses the relevance of energy sector in general and the scope of renewable energy sources in particular in North-Eastern part of India. The cases of wind and solar energy are discussed along with their prospects and relative advantages over the conventional energy supply system and sources. The empirical analysis reflects that there is a vast scope of this type of energy sources in this region which hilly and difficult terrain where conventional energy supply is not economically possible and viable. The suitable incentives and systematic development would make renewable energy as an attractive alternative option for environmental friendly and long term beneficially.

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Solar energy, Wind Energy, North-Eastern India

JEL Classification: Q42, Q48

Suggested Citation

Srivastav, Nirankar, Renewable Energy Options in North-Eastern India: Some Possibilities (April 21, 2002). Available at SSRN: or

Nirankar Srivastav (Contact Author)

North-Eastern Hill University ( email )

Shillong, Meghalaya 703014
03642723176 (Phone)

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