Access to Clean Energy

What is the project about

What is the Project About
PHOTO: BENOÎT MARQUET/UNDP INDIA

The project, in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, aims to enhance access to clean and renewable energy for livelihoods in remote un-electrified villages in the selected seven United Nations Development Assistance Framework states of India.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

What Have We Accomplished So Far
  • A compendium of case studies on ‘Access to Clean Energy – A glimpse of off-grid projects in India’ was released at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010, which showcases 26 case studies on gasifiers, biogas, biofuel, cook stoves, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal and other renewable energy sources

  • Developed a background document on the ‘Global Energy Access Centre (GEAC),’ which focuses on policy research, consultancy, capacity building, knowledge centre, etc not only for India, but also for the Asia-Pacific region

  • Pilot initiatives have been chosen to demonstrate as business models for further upscaling. They are categorized into three, namely, innovative pilots, which include concepts that are ready for upscaling, products that require market development and products that link with livelihoods

  • Market development for Renewable Energy Technology products

  • Promotion of livelihood activities

Who Finances It



UNDP

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

US$ 204,054

Project Overview
Status:
Closed
Project Start Date:
2009
Estimated End Date:
2012
Geographic Coverage:
UNDAF States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh)
Focus Area:
Environment and Energy
MDG:
Goal 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Officer:
S N Srinivas
Partners:
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India; MNRE, Government of India
Highlights
  • Biomass is a major source of domestic energy, particularly in rural India
  • The project aims to enhance access of rural livelihoods to clean and renewable energy in remote un-electrified villages of UNDAF states
  • Pilot initiatives have been chosen to demonstrate as business models for further upscaling
  • Market development for renewable energy technology products
  • Promotion of livelihood activities
  • A compendium of case studies on ‘Access to Clean Energy – A glimpse of off-grid projects in India’ released at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010Greater knowledge sharing through documentation of 26 case studies of innovative practices