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 general operating support
Shakti provides grants to Indian NGOs focused on technical assistance to the Indian government, supporting efforts to meet the nation’s power needs with sustainable forms of electricity, expand transportation options, and promote energy efficiency and sustainable cities.
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 develop long-term support for clean energy and transportation.
for Electric Mobility in India
The Shakti Foundation’s mission is to support the transition in India to a sustainable energy emerging economy. Shakti is our main partner in supporting local environmental and research organizations in India. This grant will support the electric mobility initiative, which aims to help the Government of India to reach their 2030 pledge for all new cars sales to be electric drive vehicles, including two and three wheelers, cars, and buses. This goal will improve air quality in cities, and contribute to climate change mitigation.