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Bringing power to millions: OMC TED talk

Anil Raj, CEO and Co-founder of OMC, recently spoke at the TED@BCG conference held at midcentury Kosmos cinema, East Berlin.

In the TED talk he explains how distributed power from renewable energy sources can serve the needs of 400 million people in India who still do not have access to power. OMC’s goal is to build 1,000 micropower plants in 5 years – reaching at least 20 million people.

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Poverty is a system design failure

Modern, developed societies are built on a few basic presumptions – access to power, information, and resources.

The development of the industrial age saw an unprecedented growth and development for billions of people, in what is today the developed world.

But there are still billions living in poverty and darkness.

Kerosene Lantern

The poor light source: kerosene lanterns. Features: expensive and lethal.

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Interview with Justin Guay, Sierra Club

Justin Guay from Sierra Club – the largest environmental organization in the United States – just visited some of OMC’s Micropower Plants in Uttar Pradesh, India.

This was his experience;

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Full transcript:

“My name is Justin Guay. I work with the Sierra Club based in Washington DC.

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