Shakti Foundation’s mission is to provide technical assistance to the Indian government to support efforts to meet India’s power needs with sustainable forms of electricity, promote low-carbon transportation options, design sustainable cities, and create market incentives for energy efficiency. Shakti is the Hewlett Foundation’s primary regranter in India. It provides funding for NGOs and consultants for analysis, policy development, and communications. In 2015, Shakti is focusing on working with the government to implement its ambitious renewable energy goals, reform the electricity grid, develop the smart cities program, and increase appliance efficiency standards—especially around air conditioners.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Electric Mobility Initiative in India and for executive transition
The Shakti Foundation’s mission is to support India’s transition to a sustainable energy emerging economy. Shakti is our main partner supporting local nongovernmental and research organizations in India. This grant will support the Electric Mobility Initiative, which aims to help India achieve its ambitious electric vehicle deployment goals by 2030, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, add jobs, and reduce India’s oil import dependence. A small portion of this grant will also support the search for a new CEO.
for the state-level power sector reform program
This grant will expand Shakti’s program to advance clean energy and vehicle electrification at the state level in India. It will fund capacity building and programmatic support to promote sustainable electricity in ten key states. Specifically, the grant will fund state-based analysis on the cost savings and pollution mitigation impacts of renewable energy; technical support for the market design and clean energy integration; and planning tools that allow state governments to plan for and procure optimal amounts of clean energy. The program will also include support for state-based Indian Civil Society Organizations to develop long-term programs that will support regulatory efforts to clean the Indian grid and promote vehicle electrification.
for general operating support
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation is our main partner in India, supporting the country to advance climate change mitigation. Shakti provides grants to Indian organizations and helps convening the field to support efforts to meet the nation’s power needs with sustainable forms of electricity, expand clean transportation options to growing urban populations, replace HFCs with coolants that are not greenhouse gases, and promote energy efficiency in buildings and industry. Their main priorities in 2018 include the implementation of an ambitious renewable target; reforming the electricity sector; and the intention of the country to move beyond internal combustion to electric drive vehicles, buses, cars, and two- and three-wheelers by 2030.