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Smart Power in India

ELECTRICITY POWERS HUMAN PROGRESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT From generating employment to creating economic competitiveness, strengthening security to empowering women, energy is a great driver. It is a cross-cutting issue that lies at the heart of all countries' core interests, providing improved quality of life, new opportunities for livelihood and long-term economic and social gains. The world needs to ensure that the benefits of electricity are available to all, especially the poor and vulnerable people, and that access to electricity is affordable and reliable. CURRENT ENERGY CRISIS ABOUT 1.3 BILLION 628 MILLION PEOPLE, OR PEOPLE IN ASIA, 1/5 590 MILLION OF THE WORLD POPULATION, LACK ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY PEOPLE IN AFRICA LACK ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IN INDIA, ONLY 290 MILLION 55% PEOPLE WITHOUT ACCESS TO OF HOUSEHOLDS IN RURAL ELECTRICITY LIVE IN AREAS HAVE ELECTRICITY, INDIA COMPARED TO 93% THE LARGEST UN-ELECTRIFIED POPULATION IN THE WORLD IN URBAN AREAS THERE IS LIMITED ACCESS TO RELIABLE ENERGY ACROSS INDIAN STATES Kant ELECTRIFICATION LEVELS OF INDIAN STATES Uttarakhand Arunachal Below 20% Bikkim 21% - 30% Rajasthan Nagaland Bihar Menleur 31% - 40% Tripu 41% - 40% Orisse 51% - 60% 61% - 70% Above 70% Karwia HOURS OF ELECTRICITY AVAILABLE FROM MAIN GRID 25 20 INDIA AVERAGE 15 10 CHALLENGES FOR MAIN GRIDS IN SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY TO RURAL INDIA GEOGRAPHICAL LOW IN PRIORITY High transmission and distribution losses increases over distance coupled with Priorities are given to urban and industrial areas as poor communities are perceived as terrain challenges having low demand and the inability to make payments PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOSSIL FUELS Insufficient supply of fossil fuels to meet energy needs coupled with high costs Lack of funding to build physical infrastructures and the capacity to maintain and replace parts CONSEQUENCES TO ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Lack of access to electricity impacts people's livelihoods Lack of access to electricity impacts the rural economy Slow or no job growth Under developed rural supply chain and value chain POOR LOWER EDUCATION LEVELS HEALTH Puts constraints on micro-enterprise development and business opportunities Lower productivity of rice and other agricultural crops Higher operating costs from using diesel-generated electricity GENDER INEQUALITY LACK OF INFORMATION TELECOM COMPANIES SWITCHING FROM DIESEL TO RENEWABLE ENERGY CAN REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS AND EXPENDITURES THE MOBILE NETWORK IN INDIA HAS EXPLODED FROM 6.4 MILLION IN 2002 то 752 MILLION ON DIESEL IN 2010 THERE ARE TELECOM TOWERS CONSUME 350,000 2 BILLION LITERS OF DIESEL/YEAR AND ARE THE SECOND TELECOM TOWERS ALL ACROSS INDIA, INCLUDING THE MOST RURAL PARTS LARGEST INDUSTRIAL USERS OF FUEL Rockefeller Foundation Innovation for the Next 100 Years

Smart Power in India

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Around the world, 1.3 billion people – roughly a quarter of the global population – lack access to electricity. Of these, 620 million people live in Asia, and 590 million in Africa. This is an esp...


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