Mini-Grids in Uttar Pradesh

June 28, 2018

Policy Lessons: A Centre for Science and Environment report

The analysis of Uttar Pradesh’s existing household electrification scenario, the quality of grid-supplied power and the potential of electrification under the SAUBHAGYA scheme suggests that mini-grids will continue to remain relevant in the state over the next five to ten years. The state policy must be redesigned to reconcile two conflicting goals—adequate electricity supply to households at affordable rates, and fairly compensating developers so the mini-grids remain viable.