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Webinar 1 | Mar-16 | Lighting up the Roof of World: The Mighty Himalayas

Paras Loomba

Off the beaten path: rural energy & remoteness

Far-flung islands in the South Pacific and treacherous terrain in the Himalayas: both pose enormous challenges for rural development and energy. In this webinar, we’ll gather experts who will tell stories about their experiences working in remote areas where energy access is limited or almost non-existent – and what they are doing to promote access.

http://e4sv.org/events/off-beaten-path-rural-energy-remoteness/
What common challenges have they faced, and what solutions are they finding for energy in remote areas? How can these remote, “last mile” villages become places where people have full access to education, health, technology, and livelihoods? What can policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and civil society do to make this a reality?

Our webinar series is a little different: each expert will speak for less than 10 minutes and will focus on their on-the-ground experience using photos to tell their story."

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Webinar 1 | Mar-16 | Lighting up the Roof of World: The Mighty Himalayas

  1. 1. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Global Himalayan Expedition Lighting up the Roof of the World The Mighty Himalayas
  2. 2. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Why Himalayas? • 70% Himalayan population is off grid of which almost 50% are still without electricity • Highest Solar Insolation levels of 1250w/m2 ,perfect for Solar Energy Projects • Fragile ecosystem responsible for Worlds Fresh Water and Biodiversity • Holds centuries old Tradition, Culture and Civilizations that needs conservation • 72 million population on Indian Himalayas – Majority are Below Poverty Line • No Roads, Health centers, Schools or Connectivity – but Sustainable lifestyles
  3. 3. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Global Himalayan Expedition is focused towards providing Clean Energy and Education Access to Remote Himalayan Communities GHE- Objective Global Himalayan Expedition Green Energy (Rural Electrification) Digital Education Livelihood Creation Clean Technology
  5. 5. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Third Pole Education Base (E-Base)
  6. 6. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Cross Geographic Learning Children at Ashley School, UK, having an interactive session with.. …the children at Third Pole Education Base, Leh Engaging students and opening them to new ideas
  7. 7. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Sustainability Curriculum – Ladakh's First Tackling ISSUES close to heart Putting Mind & Souls Together
  8. 8. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Sustainability Projects at Third Pole E-Base
  9. 9. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. E-Base Fellowship
  10. 10. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. The Oldest Existing Civilizations– In Darkness
  11. 11. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. 150 -500 W Solar DC Grid 24V Operated – 3W LED
  12. 12. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Global Himalayan Expedition follows a pre defined process that is based on our learning while working with the Himalayan communities for years. Electrification Process Village Identification Village Mobilization – Information Transfer Committee Formation & Opening of Bank Account Technical Design of Microgrid Installation of Solar Microgrid Training of Villagers on Grid Maintenance Monthly Reporting of Grid Uptime/Downti me Impact Assessment
  13. 13. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Villages are identified through local contacts as there is no database or survey details available. The team treks sometimes for 10-12 days to reach Villages or need to drive on un- motorable roads Village Recce & Identification
  14. 14. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. It’s important to have the community as well local leadership buy in before Solar microgrid installation. The process also includes educating villagers on the benefits of using Solar and its long term affect Village Mobilization & Awareness on Solar
  15. 15. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Leadership Buy-in & NOC
  16. 16. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. A VEMC (Village Electricity Management Committee) is formed that looks after the upkeep and scalability of grid. Every villager contributes a monthly rental which goes into a Joint account opened by the villagers Joint Bank Account
  17. 17. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Grid Material Transportation – Rough Terrain
  18. 18. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Solar Grid Installation – Tourists/Volunteers
  19. 19. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Villagers offering the traditional Buddhist ‘Khatak’, on the Solar Charge Controller for the Long Life of system. Religion & Science
  20. 20. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Villagers experiencing Lighting for the first time
  21. 21. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Sumda Chenmo, Ladakh 17 August, 2014 19.40 pm
  22. 22. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Sumda Chenmo, Ladakh 18 August, 2014 19.40 pm
  23. 23. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Village – Umlung Electrified at 16000ft
  24. 24. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. 10 Villages Electrified 2000 Lives Impacted
  25. 25. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Local Handicrafts – Woolen & Pashmina Products GHE also promotes and creates market linkage for the Local handicrafts that are being manufactured at these villages. The Solar LED lights increases the working hours of the village artisans.
  26. 26. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Income Generation – Village Home Stay
  27. 27. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Energy Efficiency – DC Products BLDC Fan 7W with regulator 12V/24V DC DC HD LED TV 21” TV – 20W Inbuilt Speaker 12V/24V DC DC LED 3W – 430 Lumens B22/E27 Casing 12V/24V DC
  28. 28. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Global Himalayan Expedition www.ghe.co.in Copyright © 2016 Global Himalayan Expedition. All rights reserved. Let there be Light! Paras Loomba Paras@ghe.co.in

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