CHALLENGES & INITIATES
In the last few years, there have been a number of initiatives targeted at creation of alliances and networks catering to the challenges of the off-grid sector. Extensive discussions with stakeholders interested in engaging with the decentralized clean energy access space suggested that a lack of coordination among various alliances could, in the long run, result in duplication of efforts and unintended sector fragmentation. However, there was overwhelming agreement among the stakeholder base on the need for a decentralized clean energy focused network.
STRENGTHEN THE DECENTRALIZED ENERGY SECTOR
Following the launch of the USAID report ‘Developing Effective Networks for Energy Access’ and the completion of a business plan by members of the Renewable Energy Working Group, it was decided that key stakeholders will be brought together to initiate a discussion on developing such a country-wide network. This same stakeholder group signed an alliance charter committing to strengthen the decentralized energy sector through individual organizational commitments and direct support to the work of the network.
These institutions are:
- Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective
- The Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation
- Environment and Water (CEEW)
- Indian Renewable Energy Federation (IREF)
- Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
- Council on Energy
- SELCO Foundation
- The Climate Group (TCG)
- UN Foundation
S3IDF has agreed to host the network till we become independent while USAID and ICCo are our institutional resource partners.