EA+EE: Achieving Energy Access Goals in India at Least Cost with Super-Efficient Technologies

August 2015

Following the #OffGridSummit organized by The Climate Group this week, was a one day workshop conducted on 20th August, 2015 on 'Energizing Start-ups for Impact Investments'. Hosted by the U.S. - India Promoting Energy Access through Clean Energy (PEACE) Initiative and the Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Initiative, the workshop was a golden opportunity for energy entrepreneurs (EEs) from across India to present their business models to investment bankers and gather feedback and key insights from sector specialists.

Of the 20 EEs who were selected based on their business cases and invited for the workshop, 10 were EEs who had been established and supported under the TERI-DFID partnership for clean energy access and came from various parts of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar.

The EEs also received key insights and inputs from leading clean energy entrepreneurs including Neha Juneja, Co-founder & CEO of Greenway Appliances; Paul Needham, Chairman & CEO, Simpa Networks; Thomas Pullenkav, Advisor, SELCO Foundation; Vinay Jaju, Co-founder & COO, ONergy; and Sameer Nair, Director, Gram Oorja.

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