Over 750 million people in the world do not have access to electricity. Most of them live in energy-poor countries, many of which are in the Global South and are home to half the world’s population. By 2050, these countries, which attract far fewer investments in renewables compared to their richer counterparts, could produce 75 percent of the world’s emissions.
The only way their power woes can be solved is through decentralised distributed energy – electricity that is supplied in a reliable, clean, green and affordable manner. Renewable mini-grids have the potential to do this. A mini-grid can effectively manage the household and commercial electricity demand by generating electricity at the point of consumption.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is offering a tailor-made three-days residential training programme on Solar Mini-Grid. The objective of the training is to bridge the knowledge gap and develop specific skills for enabling relevant stakeholders, entrepreneurs and plant operators/technicians to understand challenges, techno-economic feasibility, and financial viability of setting up solar mini-grid systems. The programme will include an overview of concepts, components and safety with a specific focus on technical standards of solar mini-grids as well as anticipated business models.
However, mini-grids are fraught with several challenges in terms of varying tariffs, operational uncertainties with respect to grid penetration, demand side management, flexibility of design, and capacity to cater to various income generating activities and/or village level entrepreneurship (cold storage, milling, oil expelling, power looms, small foodprocessing units etc). In order to encourage mini grid-based activities, the community needs to be guided/provided with access to market and supporting ecosystems such as government schemes.
Who should participate?
What the participants will learn/take away
FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT THE COURSE COORDINATOR
Renewable Energy Unit, CSE
Mobile: +91 80933 26269
|January 17-19, 2023|
|Last Date to Apply|
|December 15, 2023|
|Rs 20,000 for participants from India
US $270 for participants from other countries
*Cost of travel to Delhi from home destinations and back is to be borne by the participant/trainee or by thenominating authority.
|Who should Participate?|
|• Entrepreneurs and start-ups
• Village communities and panchayat officials
• Local NGOs working in the DRE and livelihood sectors
• Employment and business aspirants in the RE sector
• Industry professionals and service providers
|"PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THE TRAINING WILL BE AWARDED A ‘CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION’ BY CSE|
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