Publication - Sustainability of Community-owned Mini-grids: Evidence from India
Sustainability of Community-owned Mini-grids: Evidence from India
Aparna Katre, Arianna Tozzi & Subhes Bhattacharyya
Community-owned solar mini-grids (SMGs) are increasingly promoted to provide communities access to reliable electricity, empowering local actors as they become active stakeholders in projects. However, early failures and difficulties in building local capacity have raised questions regarding their long-term sustainability and ability to be replicated to provide socio-economic benefits to the communities. This study assesses the sustainability of 24 community-owned SMGs in India operating over extensive periods of time using a novel scoring framework using mixed methods to derive its conclusions.