SAREP had invited the first call for applications which closed on December 17, 2021. The Request for Applications (RFA) (RFA-SAREP-FY22-001) can be found here.
An information sharing meeting for potential applicants was held virtually on December 21, 2021, the recording for which is available here.
Three grantees that were selected as a part of the first call of applications are:
- Grantee 1 – Aims to utilize the capacities of its widespread network of rural women entrepreneurs to drive adoption of cost-effective and energy-efficient innovation and livestock waste to energy solutions. Examples of these solutions include storage systems that do not require any external energy, and prefabricated bio-digester solutions which convert livestock waste to energy and, as a by-product, produce bio-gas slurry – a highly effective natural fertilizer for small-scale farmers. Estimated direct impact of this project includes reduced wastage of harvested produce and energy cost, along with increased income of small-scale farmers and rural women micro-entrepreneurs. Swayam Shikshan Prayog
- Grantee 2 – In collaboration with a leading power distribution company operating in Delhi-NCR, proposes a large-scale Behavioral Demand Response (BDR) program to reduce peak electricity consumption. With a BDR program, consumers can choose to optimize their electricity load in response to signals relayed via text messages, emails, or a combination thereof, and be incentivized for providing this capacity shed. With thermal power as a predominant source of energy, these small electricity sheds by individual consumers can add up to significantly reduced power consumption of the city and reduced carbon footprints, while also reducing consumers’ power bills. AutoGrid Systems Inc.
- Grantee 3 – Will develop methodologies and metrics for optimizing energy use in buildings by better and integrated operation with the electric grid. These methodologies will facilitate building-grid optimization by identifying key behind-the-meter, time-oriented energy efficiency and demand flexibility strategies for various kinds of buildings and grids in Indian, and subsequently South Asian contexts. New Buildings Institute
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