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    • 1. Distributed Power Generation - The next big opportunity? Global Entrepreneurship Summit IIT Kharagpur, India January 12, 2013
    • 2. What is Entrepreneurship?„‟Entrepreneurship is the pursuit ofopportunity beyond resources controlled‟‟- HBS Professor Howard Stevenson Distributed Power Generation 2
    • 3. The Opportunity Distributed Power Generation 3
    • 4. The Opportunity -Energy Access- More than 1.4 Billion people in the world have no access to electricity- Of this, 400 Million people live in India Distributed Power Generation 4
    • 5. Multiple dimensions of energy access Social Economic Environment Distributed Power Generation 5
    • 6. Multiple dimensions of energy access1. Social 2. Economic 3. Environmenta. Urban Vs. Rural : • Kerosene usage- $2 Billion • Emission of94% Vs. 57% per year in India(Source: CO, Co2, NoxiousElectrification of IFC) gaseshouseholds(2009) • Subsidy*– Rs. 27,352 Crores • Loss of forest coverb. Gender – Women mostlyaffected and vegetation • Loss of productivityc. Health and Safety- Respiratory diseases • Poor pay higher cost per- Eye impairment unit of electricity- Fire hazards * OMC Under-recovery(2011-12) The Opportunity lies in profitably serving this underserved market Distributed Power Generation 6
    • 7. The Pursuit Distributed Power Generation 7
    • 8. Distributed power generation and sale- Power Generation at the point of consumption- Renewables(Solar, Biomass, Wind, Small Hydro)- Innovative technology and business models- Tap the Bottom of the Pyramid market Distributed Power Generation 8
    • 9. “beyond resources controlled” or Challenges Distributed Power Generation 9
    • 10. ChallengesSocial/Cultural –• Lack of Awareness• Consumer behaviour• Local caste and religion dynamicsEconomic – High capital cost, payment securityInfrastructural• Remote locations• Operation and Operations Distributed Power Generation 10
    • 11. The Trailblazers Distributed Power Generation 11
    • 12. 1. Husk Power – Power from rice husk• Founded in 2007• Founder : Gyanesh Pandey, Alumnus of IT-BHU and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA• Use biomass waste(husk) to produce electricity• Providing electricity to 300 villages and hamlets with 200,000+ villagers Distributed Power Generation 12
    • 13. 2. Gram Power – Technology Innovator• Founded in 2012• Founder – Yashraj Khaitan, 24, Alumnus of University of Berkley, USA• Pre-paid micro-grids using proprietary Smart prepaid-meters• Micro-grid managed owned and operated by a local entrepreneur Distributed Power Generation 13
    • 14. 3. Simpa Networks –Business Model Innovator• Incorporated in 2011• Co-Founder – Paul Needham, droput from PhD from Cambridge University• Pioneering concept of “progressive purchase”• Prepaid energy purchase – through SMS Distributed Power Generation 14
    • 15. 4. SELCO – The Social Enterprise• Founded in 1995• Founder – Harish Hande, Alumnus of IIT KGP and University of Massachusetts• Winner of Ramon Magsaysay award• Facilitator of micro-financing• Sold, serviced and financed more than 115,000 systems since 1995 Distributed Power Generation 15
    • 16. SummaryHow do you make a real difference? Catalysed by Harish Hande’s SELCO Do you want to make a real difference? Start now!! Distributed Power Generation 16
    • 17. Thank youMadhavan Nampoothiri Founder and Director