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Country

India

Population

1.324 billion

Energy Access

79.2%

People Without Electricity

240,000,000

Going beyond the grid: The future of distributed energy in India

Distributed renewable energy has a major role in enhancing energy access and sustainable development in India. However, it is yet to realize even a small fraction of its potential.

Fact Sheet: Rural agribusiness opportunities in India

With 65% of its population in rural areas, India remains a highly agricultural country. Yet post-harvest losses amount to approximately US$13 billion annually. Emerging agricultural technologies powered by decentralized renewables show promise for farmers but require new deployment strategies.

Podcast: India’s electrification story

Saubhagya was a success, but more needs to be done; We need a multi-pronged approach; Energy efficiency is an important part of the access story

Power for All
in India

Through its Saubhagya initiative, India currently is at 99.99% electrification with only 18,734 households without electricity. However, the quality and reliability of electricity access remains an issue, as does the long-term sustainability of the largely grid-based approach. Power for All’s work in India is focused on building a powerful, evidence-based narrative for the country’s decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector, to spotlight its critical role in not only providing quality, fiscally responsible and customer-centric 24/7 electricity services to India’s rural poor, but improving livelihoods and generating economic activity and employment.

Divya Kottadiel
Divya Kottadiel

Communications Director, India

divya(at)powerforall.org View Divya’s bio »

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India Case Study: Moving “Beyond Access"

Using its integrated, evidence-based campaign approach, Power for All has used communications and data since 2017 to shift the narrative on the importance of mainstreaming decentralized renewable energy in India and going “beyond energy access”.

Fact Sheet: Improving electricity, providing green jobs with renewable energy in Jharkhand

According to a new report by Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, despite improved access to electricity in India's rural Jharkhand state, affordability, quality and reliability challenges persist. Even when connections are given for free, 10% of the population still choose to stay unconnected.

Women's energy entrepreneurship has the potential to address SDGs

SELCO has been working with community women in rural India to be on-the-ground business associates for DRE products.