Decentralized Renewable Energy has a larger role to play in planning for 24x7 Power for All.
To ensure 24x7 power supply to all citizens, guiding roadmaps called the “Power for All” plans have been developed at a state level. While aggregated demand estimations and required grid infrastructure additions form the core of this plan, there are certain limitations. A number of households that remain to be electrified live in remote locations and hamlets outside the village, which pose technical, geographical and socio-economic challenges for extending last mile grid connectivity. Aggregates also fail to address aspects of reliability, energy-efficiency and adequacy which impact household, livelihood and community needs. Can decentralized energy planning support local administrations in determining the energy mix for each end-use based on local conditions? How can sustainable, decentralized energy solutions play a larger role in enabling 24x7 Power for All?