About the Conversation

With only a decade more remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the urgency to achieve SDG7 - ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all becomes even more critical. On a global scale, we need to be extremely proactive in order to ensure that energy poverty is no longer a looming reality.

The Indian power sector has made significant progress in the last couple of years especially in rural areas. It achieved 100% electrification of households in 2019, and is well on track towards ensuring that all households have reliable access to electricity.

The indispensable role of electricity became evident when the Covid19 pandemic struck. Public power utilities and consumers faced setbacks as the demand-supply chain for electricity was severely affected due to lockdowns. A direct correlation between electricity access and economic development could be drawn from this situation.

What essential steps would be required to renew the power sector? This upcoming Twitter Conversation between The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Power India will have our experts Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, Ashvin Dayal, Senior Vice President, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation, Deepali Khanna, Managing Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation and Jaideep Mukherji, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Power India engage with our audiences in order to form a dialogue over this very question. This conversation will be moderated by William Brent, Chief Campaign Officer, Power for All.


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  • Join me in engaging with experts during @smartpowerorg & @RockefellerFdn’s upcoming Twitter Conversation on 2nd September, 2020 at 6.30pm (IST) & 9.00am (EDT) where we will discuss rebuilding the Indian power sector post #Covid19. #EnergyEmpowers
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    • Hello. The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Power India are conducting a Twitter Conversation on 2nd September, 2020 at 6.30 pm (IST) & 9.00am (EDT). Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, Ashvin Dayal, Senior Vice President, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation, Deepali Khanna, Managing Director, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation and Jaideep Mukherji, Chief Executive Officer, Smart Power India will be discussing the impacts of Covid19 on electricity access and the steps that will be required to strengthen the Indian Power Sector going forward. The conversation will be moderated by William Brent, Chief Campaign Officer, Power for All. Join me in engaging with them on this very relevant issue facing the country today at #EnergyEmpowers.
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  • Reliable #EnergyAccess will unlock endless potential towards economic development. #EnergyEmpowers @smartpowerorg @RockefellerFdn @Power4All2025
  • @smartpowerorg’s #CustomerSurvey during the #Covid19 Lockdown proved that grid services ensure reliable last-mile #ElectricityAccess. It is very encouraging to see these positive numbers! #EnergyEmpowers @RockefellerFdn @Power4All2025
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