In the last few years, India has made phenomenal progress expanding electrification to every part of the country. However, many rural households still do not have access to a reliable supply of electricity with shorter hours of power supply, frequent power cuts and voltage fluctuations still a reality for many households.
When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the indispensable role of reliable electricity for homes, businesses and essential services became even more pronounced. Like so much of the world, India’s national lockdowns have had widespread economic impacts, and rural communities without reliable electricity have been hit especially hard. Reliable electricity can help power India’s economic recovery, powering rural economies across the healthcare and agriculture sectors, and helping small and medium enterprises reach new customers, hire new employees and grow in a thriving modern economy.
Smart Power India’s Smart Power Connect explores the need to integrate new technologies and solutions with the traditional electricity distribution model, as we work towards ending energy poverty and a green and inclusive recovery from the Covid-19 economic crisis.