The Energy and Environment (E&E) Program of InsPIRE promotes sustainable energy development through accelerated commercialization of clean and renewable energy technologies and implementation of energy conservation programs. The overarching goal is to bring about significant improvement through innovative solutions linked to the development process and livelihoods. Starting in the early 90's, the program focused on commercializing renewable energy in India by providing grants, conditional grants and loans to aspiring entrepreneurs to set up small renewable energy businesses. Today, the E&E Program leads the promotion of biofuels in the country - having dialogue with the governments (central and state level) and other relevant stakeholders, to promote the usage of biofuels for the transport sector and for remote village electrification in India. By implementing such programs on ground, the division is making a significant contribution towards improving rural livelihoods by providing access to energy and creating a cleaner local environment. The program has a proven track record of managing complex energy conservation projects. The core expertise lies in detailed energy audits, energy benchmarking studies, technology assessment, preparation of feasibility studies and detailed project reports, technology transfer, demonstration of pilot projects, implementation guidance and support, improving access to financing and capital monitoring and evaluation, training and capacity building, and information dissemination and outreach. This initiative is targeted with an aim to support industry, both large and small & medium enterprises (SMEs) besides commercial buildings, policymakers in the government and various bilateral and multilateral organizations active in this area.
Energy Conservation Group
The Energy Conservation (EC) Group at InsPIRE is involved in development and implementation of innovative ideas in two distinct but complimentary aspects of industrial energy efficiency (EE). While on one hand, InsPIRE's expertise has been recognized in areas like technology assessment and feasibility studies, technology transfer facilitation, design and demonstration of pilot projects, implementation guidance and support, InsPIRE on the other hand, is also active in mainstreaming such technologies through structuring novel financial engineering mechanisms, improving access to financing and capital, capacity building, information dissemination and outreach, and facilitating policy level dialogues.
Rural Energy Access Group
The Rural Energy Access (REA) Group, during its formative years, provided fund facilitation services that helped commercialization of the renewable energy (RE) industry in India. Small-scale renewable energy projects were provided grants that helped mainstream RE technologies (RETs) in India. Over the years, the group has implemented programs including research and demonstration of mainstreaming RE technologies, diffusion of RETs through technical assistance and risk guarantee mechanism, training and capacity building through workshops, seminars, international conferences, study tours and information dissemination through publications for relevant stakeholders.
Our key partners include Central and State governments (e.g. Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Govt. of Orissa, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, etc. read more...