ABOUT US


Smart Power India (SPI) was established by The Rockefeller Foundation to implement the Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD) program.

Through the SPRD program, SPI spurs economic development among underserved rural population in India by providing access to reliable electricity and enables the setting up of commercially viable business models for ESCOs.
  • VISION

    To spur economic development in villages through access to reliable electricity provided by renewable energy mini-grids.

  • MISSION
    To enable an ecosystem that drives socio-economic development through sustainable renewable energy mini-grids in 1000 villages, impacting a million lives.

WHAT’S NEW


REPORT
Understanding the Impact of Rural Electrification in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
The report offers insights on how SPRD is having an impact on the lives of villagers, and what more is needed to sustain, grow, and scale these gains.
REPORT
Expanding Opportunities For Renewable Energy-Based Mini-Grids in Rural India
This report throws light on the initial data, insights and lessons from the ESCOs’ experience in operating rural mini-grid businesses and summarizes the learnings.
MAGAZINE
Smart Power Connect May 2017
This issue of Smart Power Connect explores the efforts, success stories and challenges faced in our mini-grid journey so far.

OUR GRIDS

Smart Power ESCO partners are operating 106 plants impacting over 40,300 lives across Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Currently, in India there are seven ESCO partners under the SPRD program.


81% of the plants use solar energy. 19% use biomass and some use solar/biomass hybrid technology.

MICRO-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

A key pillar of the Smart Power for Rural Development program is village-level micro-enterprise development.


The program facilitates and supports the setting up of new enterprises or expanding existing enterprises that can foster local economic development and lead to electricity consumption from the Smart Power mini grid plant.

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IMPACT

Gaining access to electricity opens up greater opportunities for economic development in rural India, creating jobs and new industries, increasing productivity, improving access to education and learning, and engaging more communities in civic participation.


“What I used to sew in two hours can now be done in less than one. While sewing on my handcranked sewing machine, my hands and back would pain a lot. Working on the electric machine is easier and faster. I am happy that I now have a new skill. We need the money that I can make with this sewing job.”

Rajni Shukla,
Kamlapur Patti, Sitapur


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“I use Husk Power for all my critical business needs as it is reliable and offers a strong value for money proposition. I also use Husk Power at my newly constructed house so that my two school-going sons can study uninterruptedly.”

Raju Kumar Gupta,
Piprakoth, East Champaran, Bihar


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“We women are running machines for the first time to earn a livelihood. Seeing us, several other women from the village are coming forward to participate.”

Ghasni Devi,
Pasanga, Gumla


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NEWSROOM

Contact Us


Smart Power India
706, Time Tower,
MG Road,
Gurgaon 122002
Haryana

+91 124 469 2000
contact@smartpowerindia.org