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Country

India

Population

1.324 billion

Energy Access

79.2%

People Without Electricity

240,000,000

Amid renewed DISCOM woes, new data points to mini-grids for last-mile electrification in India

Should another ongoing cycle of utility bailout-bust and the election see a revival of India’s stalled mini-grid policy?

Customer perception in India

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).

40% of rural consumers dissatisfied with state grid: India report

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
in India

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.

William Brent
William Brent

Director, Communications, Media and Content

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