Our discussion in this episode of the Affording Energy Podcast focuses on the current significance and future promise of renewable energy microgrids within India’s wider rural electrification strategy. In our conversation we explore the challenges facing microgrid development and debate the potential role of the public sector and public policies in promoting a sustainable Indian microgrid sector going forward.
Our four expert panelists bring together diverse perspectives on this subject, gained from years of experience leading and studying energy access initiatives throughout India.
DR. AKANKSHA CHAUREY, CEO, IT Power India (itpower.co.in)
ASHWIN GAMBHIR, Senior Research Associate, The Prayas Energy Group (prayaspune.org)
DEEPAK GUPTA, Power Sector Initiative Senior Program Manager, The Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (shaktifoundation.in)
NIKHIL JAISINGHANI, President and Co-Founder, Mera Gao Power (meragaopower.com)
Moderated by CHRISTOPHER NEIDL, India Program Manager, Arc Finance (arcfinance.org)
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