Articles

Improving reliability for underserved communities: How lessons from Nigeria could strengthen the Indian electricity grid

12 Oct 2020 | Ms Sachi Graber| | Mr James Sherwood

Designed to help address the millions of customers who remain underserved in Nigeria, the undergrid model has wide-reaching implications for countries – worldwide – particularly countries like India, where reliable last-mile supply of electricity continues to be a challenge.

Bringing down the sun to power India's small enterprises

24 Jul 2020

A study by TERI explored the feasibility and potential of solar PV applications in the MSME sector in rural India. Here's what it found

Can decentralised cold storage models be a piece of the puzzle in easing farmer distress?

29 Apr 2020

Decentralised models such as solar-biomass cold storage can help preserve horticultural produce, giving farmers the freedom to look for the best price and providing a buffer in uncertain times like the Covid-19 crisis

Ujjwala achieves target of 8 cr LPG connections but a lot remains undone

16 Oct 2019

Providing LPG is necessary but not sufficient. The government needs to adopt supplementary measures to incentivize higher utilization of LPG to succeed in its objective of providing clean fuel.

Does access to energy cause human development ? A Granger causality check

11 Dec 2018

Not many have looked into the causality between the percentage of a country’s population with energy access and the corresponding rise in its human development score

Boosting consumer confidence in solar lighting with a million+ solar LEDs

23 Oct 2018

Much before urban India, the country's rural population had endorsed LED-based solar lighting. Initiatives such as LaBL share the credit of boosting consumer confidence in such products.

Transcending the challenges: Provisioning universal access to electricity

17 Sep 2018

Bridging the electricity access gap has necessitated innovation in terms of product design, business models, service delivery systems, tariffs, financial instruments, and capacity building strategies

The women of Ujjwala

03 Aug 2018 | Ms Kavya Bajaj

Evaluating the Ujjwala scheme through the lens of women empowerment and gender equality

Distributed renewable energy transforms women’s lives in rural Bihar

25 Jul 2018

TERI-JEEViKA create market for clean energy access at the bottom of the pyramid; light up 50,000 households through self-help groups in Bihar

Clean cooking in India: Will methanol cookstoves work?

11 Jul 2018

Factors like access are important while considering clean cooking fuels for the masses