Rural Energy Alternatives in India: Opportunities in Financing and Community Engagement for Renewable Energy Microgrid Projects


Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
Venu Aggarwal
Alison Fahey
Hana Scheetz Freymiller
CC Huang
Simonne Li
Stephen Moilanen
Chikara Onda
Nathan Ratledge
Stephanie Speirs
Jacqueline Wong
1 February 2014

This report focuses on scaling up the deployment of micro-grids in India. The researchers visited and interviewed official in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and other places to determine best practices from successful micro-grid projects. According to the authors, rural electrification will require effective financing strategies and community engagement.