IEEE Electrification Magazine - June 2016 - 10

By Ashok Jhunjhunwala,
Aditya Lolla, and Prabhjot Kaur

Solar-dc Microgrid
for Indian Homes
A transforming power scenario.

T IS WELL ESTABLISHED THAT ACCESS
to energy is closely linked with socioeconomic development. India houses the
largest share of the world's population
deprived of electricity with about 237 million people lacking access (International Energy Agency).
At the same time, in India, many households that do have
access to electricity lack an uninterrupted and quality
power supply. A recent study conducted by the Council for Energy,
Environment, and Water (CEEW)
across six states (Bihar, Jharkhand,
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,
West Bengal, and Odisha), found that
about 50% of the households had no
electricity despite having a grid connection. This indicates that there is
an immediate need to address the
quality, affordability, and reliability of
the power supply in addition to
extending the grid footprint.
As shown in Figure 1, the CEEW
report suggests that, despite thousands of villages being electrified
over the past decade under the Government's rural electrification program, over 85% of the households in
five of the six states considered in

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