Key Messages

Energy access is a critical challenge in the Indian power sector. The last-mile connectivity to a household or any other consumer is the responsibility of distribution companies (DISCOMs). The remoteness of some locations and the ailing finances of most DISCOMs make achieving 100% electrification in India, challenging. Grid connectivity, power supply reliability, and affordability are the three pillars of energy access. Over the past five years, Government of India's ambitious policies and schemes have supported grid connectivity. Therefore, it is time to shift focus to reliability and affordability of power supply.

Energy access - Why it is a good time for grid-tied microgrids in India?