June, 09, 2017
By: Sambit Nayak and Nidhi Bali

Democratising power for all: The decentralised renewable energy way


A dramatic change in India’s power situation with a massive renewable energy capacity addition of almost 140 percent in a span of last five years has been making headlines in recent times. However, limited access to the power generated and lack of efficiency in delivering to the last mile make this achievement only half the battle won. Misleading definitions of electrification continue to cover up the grassroots situation of lack of enough power reaching households.

The missing link in achieving 100 percent access to quality power has been the lack of a bigger vision that …

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