Beyond Off-grid: Integrating Mini-grids with India’s Evolving Electricity System

Beyond Off-grid: Integrating Mini-grids with India’s Evolving Electricity System
Sector:Power Undertaken By:Okapi Research and Advisory Year Published:2017

This study around the integration prospects of decentralized renewable energy based mini-grid solutions with the utility grid was born out of the observation that electricity infrastructure could be built in a variety of ways – as an extension of existing grid infrastructure, as a collection of decentralised and islanded solutions at the household and community scale, or as a combination of these two forms coming together. Clarity around interconnection was thus important for enabling these possibilities to emerge in order to address all options available for enhanced electricity access. This report lays out the ways in which mini-grids can work with the national grid to accelerate and strengthen universal electrification in India.