India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access

A new report from World Resources Institute (WRI) explores India’s opportunity to be a role model for job creation in developing countries, especially for women, and create lucrative alternatives to subsistence farming through energy access
India’s opportunity to be a role model for job creation in developing countries, especially for women, and create lucrative alternatives to subsistence farming through energy access Ten years ago, Sashiram was a job-seeker with a limited education and uncertain employment prospects…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/news-and-announcements/indias-renewable-energy-push-win-win-job-creation-and-electricity-access

Solar Jobs in India Changing Lives

Off-grid solar leader Greenlight Planet directly manages 2,000 sales agents in India, with its distributors employing another 10,000. Here is the story of one woman and the impact of solar on her life.
Off-grid solar leader Greenlight Planet directly manages 2,000 sales agents in India, with its distributors employing another 10,000. Her neighborhood in the southern Indian city of Bangalore experienced them fairly regularly…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/solar-jobs-india-changing-lives

Claro Energy: scaling solar irrigation in India (and Africa)

India's market for solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water was virtually non-existent in 2011, when Claro Energy was founded. But recent attention from federal and state governments, including subsidies, has created a $700 million annual market that is set to expand rapidly.
Kartik Wahi, Claro Energy Director India's market for solar pumps for irrigation and drinking water was virtually non-existent in 2011, when Claro Energy was founded. Indian agriculture, Claro Energy has either deployed or is managing around 6,500 solar pumping systems in about 15 states, and expects to increase that to as many as 15,000 by March next year, according to Claro director Kartik Wahi…
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/energy-policy/claro-energy-scaling-solar-irrigation-india-and-africa

Top India companies mostly ignore energy access in CSR spend: report

India requires companies to spend 2% of profit on CSR. New research shows just a tiny fraction of that spend going to clean energy, with money often failing to reach the most energy-poor regions
India requires companies to spend 2% of profit on CSR. India’s top publicly-traded companies on bringing electricity to India’s 300 million rural population living without energy access…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/top-india-companies-mostly-ignore-energy-access-csr-spend-report

India pledges $2.5 billion to electrify all households by Q1 2019: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new phase of India’s universal electrification program, saying that state’s would be required to electrify all households by March 31, 2019 and committing 163.2 billion rupees ($2.5 billion) for the program, with 86% of that going to rural electrification.
India’s universal electrification program, saying that state’s would be required to electrify all households by March 31, 2019 and committing 163.2 billion rupees ($2.5 billion) for the program, with 86% of that going to rural electrification…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/india-pledges-25-billion-electrify-all-households-q1-2019-modi

Commentary: New India Electrification Target Daunting, but Doable

Debajit Palit of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a research institute, says a newly announced government scheme is a step in the right direction to electrify all households in India, but only with change management at state-owned distributors
India, but only with change management at state-owned distributors Since the Indian government announced in September a new scheme (called Saubhagya) to achieve universal electrification for urban and rural households by March 2019, much of the attention has been on the viability of such an ambitious goal…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/commentary-new-india-electrification-target-daunting-doable

It’s time for a grid, mini-grid marriage in India

India is pursuing national electrification at a breakneck pace, but in order for last-mile connectivity to become a reality for all Indians, better coordination is needed between grid operators and private mini-grid ESCOs, according to a new report.
India is pursuing national electrification at a breakneck pace, but in order for last-mile connectivity to become a reality for all Indians, better coordination is needed between grid operators and private mini-grid ESCOs, according to a new report…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/its-time-grid-mini-grid-marriage-india

5 Concrete Steps for India to Achieve Universal Electricity Access

India’s government has set 2022 as the target for providing 24x7 electricity to all of its people, including the roughly 300 million who lack any access to power. A lot of progress has been made, but a program associate at leading Indian policy research institute CEEW has outlined 5 concrete steps that should be taken to assure the ambitious goal is met.
India’s government has set 2022 as the target for providing 24x7 electricity to all of its people, including the roughly 300 million who lack any access to power. Indian policy research institute CEEW has outlined 5 concrete steps that should be taken to assure the ambitious goal is met…
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/5-concrete-steps-india-achieve-universal-electricity-access

With a Few Tweaks, India Can Lead Rural Electrification With Real-Time Data and Smarter Metrics

India’s Draft National Energy Policy, published by NITI Aayog on June 27, proposes to change the national definition of village electrification. The change would only consider a village fully electrified if all households enjoy adequate hours of power supply on a typical day.
India’s Draft National Energy Policy, published by NITI Aayog on June 27, proposes to change the national definition of village electrification. India — a global leader in this sector — could create an index of electrification achievement for every single village in India
https://www.powerforall.org/insights/energy-policy/few-tweaks-india-can-lead-rural-electrification-real-time-data-and-smarter-metrics

With a few tweaks, India can lead rural electrification with real-time data and smarter metrics

India’s Draft National Energy Policy, published by NITI Aayog on June 27, proposes to change the national definition of village electrification. The change would only consider a village fully electrified if all households enjoy adequate hours of power supply on a typical day.
India’s Draft National Energy Policy, published by NITI Aayog on June 27, proposes to change the national definition of village electrification. India — a global leader in this sector — could create an index of electrification achievement for every single village in India
https://www.powerforall.org/news-media/articles/few-tweaks-india-can-lead-rural-electrification-real-time-data-and-smarter-metrics

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