How to provide energy access in India: Mini-grids or grid extension?

Tobias Engelmeier | 27 August 2014

The new Indian government seeks to provide all Indians with reliable 24x7 power before the next elections in 2019. According to estimates, there are still 300-400 million Indians without access to electricity. The government has two broad options in trying to meet the target. It can extend the grid to un-electrified households (and ensure there is sufficient power supply in the grid) or it can develop distributed solutions, typically micro-grids In the


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