Smart Power India (SPI) has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation to implement the Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD) program. SPRD is an innovative program designed to deliver a viable electricity solution through decentralized renewable energy mini grids.

  • vision

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

  • Mission

    Enable an ecosystem that drives socio economic development through sustainable renewable energy mini grids in 1000 villages, impacting a million lives.

Livelihood Programs through Micro-Enterprise Development

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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.

Our Team

Ashvin Dayal
Associate Vice President, Managing Director, Asia, The Rockefeller Foundation
Ashvin Dayal is Associate Vice President, Managing Director, Asia, at the Rockefeller Foundation. Ashvin leads a major initiative aimed at building the capacity of cities to cope with the effects of climate change, through the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN).
Jaideep Mukherji
Jaideep brings nearly 30 years of experience and a strong track record in innovation, building teams and growing new categories in developing markets both in the consumer goods and the social enterprise sector.

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