Is Decentralized Hybrid System a Suitable Option for Inclusive Energy Transition of India?


  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032
  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032


Energy Crisis, Decentralized Renewable Energy System, Hybridization, Polygeneration, Inclusive Growth.


Rapid population growth coupled with urbanization and industrialization are some of the critical challenges of Indian energy sector. Simultaneously India’s fossil fuel dominated power sector is a big source of carbon emission. Increasing renewable power is a mission of India. Government has also a mission for maximum rural electrification. India has widely varying geographical topography including high mountains and a long coastal line etc. Extending the Indian national grid to remote poor villages may not be techno-economically feasible. Instead introducing decentralized hybrid renewable power to remote poor villages of India may help inclusive growth. This study explores the feasibility of such options with a few case studies. Including some other energy utilities in addition to power may be an even better support to poor villagers. A few case studies on such efficient polygeneration are also included.


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How to Cite

Das, S., & De, S. (2023). Is Decentralized Hybrid System a Suitable Option for Inclusive Energy Transition of India?. Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, 72(11&12), 205–216. Retrieved from