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3 gram power

  1. 1. Gram Power Yashraj Khaitan & Jacob Dickinson
  2. 2. The Problem  400 million people in India do not have access to energy  They resort to the use of kerosene fuel, firewood or dung, which releases more than 190 million tons of carbon dioxide into the environment and claims 1.5 million lives each year. People with access to electricity suffer far less from indoor air pollution, mostly caused by cooking over traditional wood fires  Providing energy to them is a challenge as in this low population remote areas per capita consumption is low, making utility grid much expensive  Children can not do their homework because they have no light. Food cannot be kept because there is no electricity. In short, modern society can not function
  3. 3. The Innovation Gram Power has developed an integrated smart microgrid technology that offers: (1) an innovative power management unit (PMU) in every home to provide intelligently metered pre-paid power with multiple AC and DC voltage outputs (2) Distributed storage (battery backup at the household level) to minimize investment and losses related to centralized battery banks (3) DC transmission technology to prevent theft (4) The modular and scalable design of PMUs and storage enables Gram Power to setup microgrids for 20 to 1000 homes catering to individual energy needs of 11Wh to 2000Wh
  4. 4. Smart DC Microgrid     Distributed Storage Prepaid Accounts Multiple Outputs Communication to optimize load distribution
  5. 5. The Vision Development research has found that access to electricity and modern fuels improves health, expands economic opportunity, fosters gender equality and increases social mobility. Today, Off Grid or access to Intermittent Power With MPower, Access to Basic Electricity With DC Microgrid, Access to Grid Power
  6. 6. Eric Brewer, The Mentor He is the inventor of device been used in the project’s Microgrid. The M-Power, as device says, is just like a high grade rechargeable battery that needs energy which could be from solar panels, wind mills or a motorbike & later can be used to lit daily bulbs to a TV set. To avoid its limited utility for its price, gram power breaks the adoption price barrier with centralized charging, distributed storage & affordable payments, 20cents/day
  7. 7. “Our innovation does two things – allows people to leapfrog from no power to a highly efficient smart microgrid, and enables them to use their disposable income instead of savings to purchase power. We believe that we have the potential to mirror the cell phone revolution in the energy industry.” “Reliable power is a critical ingredient for development. Gram Power creates access to this basic resource, enabling 40% of the world population to get connected to the global marketplace and become a part of the modern information economy.” – Yashraj Khaitan, Founder and CEO of Gram Power
  8. 8. The Success
  9. 9.  Reliability On Tap Power  Flexibility All Household Appliances  Efficiency Reducing demand load up to 80% through efficient DC apps & reduces system losses by 6-10 times  Affordability Prepaid  Scalability 26 Homes to multiple Villages  Household Takeaway 300Wh/day  Cost to consumer $10/month
  10. 10. So with a Smart grid that is  Reliable  Affordable  Scalable The Potential Impact is HUGE! And with Gram Power, same utility is with  83% less Power  99% less Cost  84% less Subsidy
  11. 11. Education is also improved with electricity access, as children are able to study at home after school, rather than having to rely on kerosene lamps or candles
  12. 12. Energy is quite essential resource for development & its access is what Gram Power is revolutionizing.. THE END