Rural electrification: An unfinished task
June 23, 2021 |
June 23, 2021
Power connections are now available nearly everywhere across rural India. However, there is a long way to go before people in villages reliably get uninterrupted electricity that can help them live and work better. In the interview, Dr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods Division, TERI, explains what is left to be done.
Access is life
May 28, 2021 |
May 28, 2021
Environment of India
In an interview , Dr Debajit Palit, Director, Rural Energy and Livelihoods, TERI, explains one of India's great success stories, of almost universal electrification of households, as well as how far we have to go.
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.