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Renewable Energy

Anil Agarwal Dialogue

Anil Agarwal Dialogue brings together different stakeholders to discuss issues of national importance. The previous editions of the dialogue have discussed mining, forest clearances and water management. These discussions have been instrumental in pushing for reforms in the respective sectors. This year, the Anil Agarwal Dialogue will address the issue of energy access and the role of renewable energy in providing energy to all.

Scaling up renewable energy mini-grids for rural electrification

India is struggling with the problem of providing access to energy services even after 66 years of Independence. According to the census of 2011, more than 77 million households still use kerosene for lighting. In rural India, more than 44 per cent of the households lack basic access to electricity. Even those villages that have been provided with grid power receive less than 6 hours supply in most cases.

Conference on Green Norms for Small Hydro Power

In the last decade installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP) has increased manifolds in the country. As of March 2013, there are around 1000 SHP plants having an installed capacity of more than 3600 MW. MNRE plans to add 2100 MW installed capacity in the 12th five year plan period.