The role of DRE in the rural segment
Utility-scale RE systems are considered as preferred options for power sector decarbonization. However, owing to challenges associated with their on-ground implementation and also considering a socio-economic developmental perspective, there is a need to review the role of DRE systems in the rural segment.
While there is evidence of successes established through different pilot demonstrations, large-scale adoption of these systems has been a challenge. The present discussion will focus on the need and potential architectures of the solution to facilitate large-scale adoption of DRE systems in the rural segment. This will result in transitioning to a more sustainable and resilient energy landscape, benefiting individuals, communities, and the planet as a whole.
Amit Kumar Singh Parihar
Amit leads Shakti’s Clean Power Programme. An energy and environment professional, Amit has over 15 years of experience in climate change and sustainable development. He has been actively involved in research and development, on-ground assessment, and implementation of DRE systems during his stint with various corporate, consulting, and development sector organizations. Amit holds a Ph.D. and M. Tech degree from IIT Bombay and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from RGPV, Bhopal.