Clean Energy for Energy Access

Decentralised distributed power could be the panacea for India’s power woes. In a country where 200 million people still lack access to electricity (as per the World Bank), it has the potential to assure 24x7 reliable and affordable power, and enable a smooth transition to electric cooking. A mini-grid can effectively manage household and commercial electricity demand by generating power at the point of consumption.

India has committed (in the recently held Climate CoP26 in Glasgow) 50 per cent non-fossil energy share and 500 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2030 – mini-grids could prove to be the pathway to fulfil that commitment.

To understand and assess the state of mini-grid and clean cooking sector in India, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day stakeholder’s webinar on ‘Clean Energy for Energy Access -- Mini-Grids and Clean Cooking’ from December 14 to 15, 2021. The webinar aims to highlight the need for decentralised distributed generation as a way towards an energy-secure future.

Participation is only by invitation. If you are interested and would like to join the webinar, please write to using the following format:

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