People Without Electricity
Should another ongoing cycle of utility bailout-bust and the election see a revival of India’s stalled mini-grid policy?
More rural customers in India prefer electricity supplied by mini-grids than state grids, while two-fifths of consumption comes from agriculture, according to Smart Power India (SPI).
Despite huge progress toward 100% electrification in India, a new study finds the reality quite different, with a huge need to focus on customer satisfaction
Power for All
Power for All’s work in India is focused on building a powerful, evidence-based global narrative for the country’s decentralized renewable energy (DRE) sector. Collaborating closely with key private sector, civil society, public policy, research and finance partners based in India, the multi-stakeholder coalition is using data, content and storytelling to make an irrefutable case for the central role of DRE in last-mile electrification.
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Despite progress, India’s rural electrification problem remains far from resolved. There are likely tens of millions of people without electric light at home, and some of the gains so far could be reversed when the harsh reality of irregular and unpredictable electric billing hits India’s rural poor.
Blacksmiths and other craftsmen in rural India—with the help of distributed solar power, local financing yet minimal innovation—are creating a path to better livelihoods with the support of SELCO Foundation.
A team at the India Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai has pioneered a new solar electric cookstove for India. Can it bring the two sides of SDG7—clean cooking and electricity access—together? Power for All spoke with team leader, Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki, about a village pilot under way, and the potential to scale.
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