Beyond Connections: Sustaining Universal Energy Access in India

The proposed plenary session entitled “Beyond connections: Sustaining universal energy access in India” will be a reconvening of experts and agencies that have walked the talk on access to energy. Having provisioned the first electricity and LPG connection to several million homes, more than 95% homes as per the government, India’s stage is set for the next big leap. In the coming years, as India celebrates its 75th Independence Day in the year 2022, to ensure the graduation of all Indian homes from connection to sustained use, innovative, bold, concerted and complementary efforts are required. Therefore, in order to provide a timely momentum to the aforementioned discourse, during the proposed plenary session, the experts and delegates will delve into the following:

  • Whats is the current status on access to clean cooking and how to move further from connections to sustained use of clean fuels in all homes
  • What have been India’s achievements on the universal access to electricity in recent years and how can India ensure demand-based reliable and quality electricity supply to all homes and enterprises?
  • What enabling policy measures and institutional arrangements are required to translate efforts into impactful outcomes by the year 2022?
  • sssWhat experiences can the developing countries borrow from India to strengthen their efforts for universal energy access?