Decentralized Renewable Energy: Complementing The Grid To Reach Millions Without Access In India

As the Government of India continues to focus on strengthening its national grid, Shilpi Samantray, Project Officer, The Climate Group, India, highlights how the organization is working with partners to promote the value of decentralized renewable energy (DRE) systems, aligning it with India’s national priorities on energy access.

Currently, an estimated 237 million people in India 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.