The Village Electrification through Sustainable use of Renewable Energy (VE-SuRE) project aims to electrify villages in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Rajasthan by harnessing biomass, micro hydro energy for power generation.
Ve-SuRE is uniquely designed to converge with and build upon the existing infrastructure; instead of seeking to ‘create’, it aims to ‘implement and sustain’.The Project supports action in following three areas:
- Clean technology promotion based on local resources – biomass and micro hydro
- Strategic pilot aimed at sustainability of renewable energy based off- grid plants
- Strengthening of policy implementation through knowledge sharing and capacity development of stakeholders
The VE-SuRE project will facilitate operations and management of 25-30 Renewable based Decentralized Generation (REDG)) over 4 years. The intended outcome of the project is “Decentralized renewable power gains prominence in electricity policies and rural electricity plans in select states”.
The Village Electrification through Sustainable use of Renewable Energy (VE-SuRE) programme was initiated in June 2010 by the Climate Change and Development (CCD), Embassy of Switzerland in India in collaboration with National Thermal Power Corporation and Sikkim Renewable Energy Development agency (SREDA). The VE-SuRE Project Management Unit (PMU) is being hosted in Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA).
Website URL: www.ve-sure.org