Planning for reliability and scalability of electrification efforts in India

Many rural parts of India still are not served by the national electrical grid, and even where service exists it is often unreliable. Solutions for distributed power generations, such as micro-grid technologies, are being used but do not scale well in their current form, leading to multiple kinds of market failure between consumers, entrepreneurs, and utilities. This project aims to study the ways that scalability and reliability affect supply and demand in electrification efforts in India.

Understanding how changes in reliability and scalability change observed supply and demand behavior will assist in the development and deployment of new power management technologies.