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“Indian villages lit up by off-grid power”

Many say off-grid power has transformed their lives

Inside her mud and brick hut in the village of Purva in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Sukhrani is making a pot of lentils for dinner – in complete darkness.

The glow of a candle and the flame from a wood fire are the only sources of light for the woman who is in her 60s.

Her village has no electricity – it has never had any.

Original article by BBC News India

Radio interview on BBC World (45 min into programme)

“I have never seen an electric bulb,” she says, as she squats on the floor, wiping sweat off her face.

“The village I was born in had no electricity. I moved here after my marriage – and there was none here either.”

Purva is just one of hundreds of thousands of Indian villages which are either not connected to the country’s power grid, or lack uninterrupted power supply.


OMC in Hindustan Times

“Solar dawn on UP village horizon”

In Atrauli, the days were depressingly short – 14 hours in all – till last year.

After sunset, it seemed as if someone had hit the pause button on this border village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district.

Shops shut down, markets closed, women didn’t venture outdoors and students couldn’t study. Banks stayed away, irrigation suffered and incomes were abysmal.

And then, last October, Omnigrid Micropower Company – a RESCO company – set up its first solar power plant in the village and Atrauli began to stir.


OMC in The Economist

“Lighting rural India: Out of the gloom”

Villagers enjoy sunlight after dark

Fly by night over Uttar Pradesh in northern India, the country’s most populous state, and its cities appear as dazzling islands. In between, however, lies an inky sea. Perhaps two-thirds of Uttar Pradesh’s 200m people have no regular electricity. In India as a whole, 700m, or more than half of the population, suffer unreliable connections to the national grid, or none at all.


PRESS RELEASE: OMC wins GTB innovation award

Bharti Infratel and OMC Power Awarded Best Consumer Service Innovation Award at Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards

Delhi, June 19, 2013Bharti Infratel and OMC Power’s joint initiative in developing the RESCO (Renewable Energy Service Company) model has been awarded “Best Consumer Service Innovation” at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards.

These prestigious awards, organised by the industry’s leading publication GTB magazine, celebrates the joint work of vendors and operators in innovative projects that better serve the telecom industry’s end customers.