Enhancing Civil Society Engagement in Uttar Pradesh’s Power Sector

Date : April 13, 2022

Uttar Pradesh has the largest population, the largest number of households added under the Saubhagya scheme, and the highest commitment to reforms under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), and, therefore, the greatest need to address losses incurred by distribution companies (discoms). But discoms in Uttar Pradesh have persistently been faring poorly facing large annual losses while being un...

Financing the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector in India

Date : April 13, 2022

Over the last few years, decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions have witnessed an increased uptake and support from developers, investors and policymakers. This has resulted in the emergence of businesses that are at various stages of evolution ranging from start-ups to established energy enterprises. Additionally, introduction of innovative policies and programs and the launch of large sc...

Strengthening the Distribution Sector

Date : January 17, 2022

The distribution sector is an important segment of the power sector value chain. In the last decade, India has taken several steps improve to the sector’s commercial performance and financial viability. However, progress has been slower than envisaged. The sector is not very efficient owing to significant energy and revenue losses.The financial health of the sector is fragile, limiting its abili...

Strengthening the DRE Ecosystem

Date : January 14, 2022

Currently, an estimated 237 million Indians lack access to any form of electricity, while an additional 100 million have less than four hours of electricity per day. At the same time, the Government of India has set a target of generating over 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022. Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) can play a key role in meeting India’s ambitious electrification targets. ...

Empowering Bihar’s Health Sector With Decentralized Renewable Energy

Date : December 9, 2021

The impacts of COVID-19 on the health, economic, and humanitarian fronts were felt deeply all across the country. According to a survey by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), Bihar was one of the states that faced the worst impacts of the COVID-19 induced lockdown. In the wake of pandemic, more than 1.5 million migrant workers have returned to the state and Bihar now faces the task of...