India: dirty versus clean decentralised energy generation
In this chapter of Decentralised Energy: A Global Game Changer, Ranjit Bharvirkar takes a look at how centralized provision of electricity in India has never been reliable for millions of consumers. It was always supplemented by alternative sources – both economically and environmentally – which are not always the best. Presently, the energy world is going full circle since it went from decentralized to centralized systems in the last century and are now leaning back toward decentralized energy options for the future. Amidst this changing dynamic, Mr. Bharivrkar looks at the potential of decentralized energy in India and how the government should shape their policies to maximum benefit rather than considering it a threat to the incumbent distribution utility model.