Our Journey Towards Energy Access Using Solar Domestic Systems in North-eastern India
January 26, 2021
| Dr Manjushree Banerjee
The rural households in Assam, in particular, those in the vicinity of forests and away from the main roads remain un-electrified. To overcome this challenge, the Numaligarh Refinery Limited along with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) initiated energy access measures in a phase wise manner since the year 2015. Based on need assessment in the villages, Solar Domestic Systems (SDS) with four light points, one mobile charging point and one portable solar lantern was installed in around 140 households. The SDS was able to provide lighting up to four hours in a day.
Bridging the last mile: Accelerating access to cooking energy in India
April 24, 2019
| Economic Times
While 'fuel stacking'in the context of cooking energy is conventionally used more as an indication of progression along the fuel ladder, there is no reason for the rural users to restrict themselves to one primary cooking fuel or device only. The fuel stacking then may very well be thought of as using multiple clean fuels/devices, contingent upon requirements and convenience.
Shift from kerosene to solar to improve power supply for households: Study
April 18, 2019 |
April 18, 2019
ET Energy World
Switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid solar products would improve electricity access for households still reliant on kerosene, according to a study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and TERI.
Modi government flagship Saubhagya scheme achieves 95% target; universal electricity access close to reality
January 16, 2019
| Ms Astha Gupta
| The Financial Express
In April 2018, the country achieved 100% village electrification—its first major milestone in this regard. This effectively means that now every village in the country has the requisite infrastructure and the network connectivity required to achieve the next major milestone, which is universal household electrification.
Electrifying India: Learnings from Ambedkar
November 28, 2018
| The Financial Express
The vision and blueprint for electrifying the country was formulated by B R Ambedkar in early 1940s as the chairman of the Policy Committee on Public Works and Electric Power. It was established in September 1943 and, by February 1945, Dr Ambedkar and his team had studied the problems and opportunities for electricity development in India and pursued provinces and states to impart a national perspective to electricity development. While India is almost on its path to achieve complete electrification, it has taken 75 years from the year Dr Ambedkar formulated the plan to electrify India.
Pollution is now a political subject, that's its big success: TERI chief Ajay Mathur
November 21, 2018 |
November 21, 2018
Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI is also a member of the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and has been part of India's negotiating team in earlier editions of the United Nations-convened Conference of the Parties (COP). In this interview, Dr Mathur speaks about the expectations from the Katowice Climate Change Conference and how to tackle pollution.