Renewables-based mini-grids could power rural TN

In India, a mini-grid is defined as a system having an RE-based electricity generator with a 10–1,000 kW capacity.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 08, 2024 | 2:30 PMUpdatedJul 08, 2024 | 2:30 PM

While some hilltop villages don’t have power connection, those that do experience an erratic supply (Jency Samuel)

Despite being a power-surplus state, certain remote pockets in Tamil Nadu, such as the villages in Pechipparai and Harur, still depend on kerosene lamps after dark. Connecting these areas to the grid is a challenging task, due to the tough terrain and other issues. Renewables-based mini-grids could be a solution to provide power supply to these areas.

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